Central Schedule 2019-08-05T19:05:47+00:00

Central Regional Meeting Schedule

Westin at Crowne Center / Kansas City, Missouri

3:15 – 3:20 p.m.

Welcome by ARTBA Central Region Vice Chairman

Jim Fehsenfeld, president & CEO, Heritage Construction & Materials

3:20 – 3:40 p.m.

Presentation from ARTBA’s Chairman

Steve McGough, president & CFO, HCSS

3:40 – 4:45 p.m.

Central Region Transportation Funding Developments

Hosted by ARTBA’s Transportation Investment Advocacy Council

Marc R. Poulos, executive director, III FFC

Pat Goss, executive director, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association

Alan Reinkemeyer, vice president of the heavy/highway/infrastructure division, AGC of Missouri

5– 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

8 – 8:45 a.m.


8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

National and Regional Transportation Construction Market Conditions Report

Dr. Alison Premo Black, senior vice president & chief economist, ARTBA

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

Damages Without A Cause - Liquidated Damages Are A Penalty When Contractors Are Not Allowed to Raise Concurrent Delay as A Defense

Chris Brasco, senior partner, Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald

10:30 – 11 a.m.

Networking Break

11 – 11:45 a.m.


11:45 – Noon

Grassroots Advocacy: The Dire States Program

Case Construction

Noon – 12:45 p.m.


12:45 – 2 p.m.

Presentations from Missouri DOT and Kansas DOT

Patrick McKenna, director, Missouri Department of Transportation

Julie Lorenz, secretary, Kansas Department of Transportation

2 – 3 p.m.

Workforce of the Future

Hosted by ARTBA and Women’s Transportation Seminar

3 – 3:45 p.m.

Federal Transportation Policy & Regulatory Update

Dean Franks, senior vice president of congressional relations, ARTBA

3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks

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