Asphalt Preservation Education
During its 50th annual meeting at the end of February, the Asphalt Emulsion Manufacturers Association (AEMA), recognized and honored the inaugural Leadership Education for Asphalt Preservation (LEAP) class.
The LEAP program is a 12-month immersive program aimed at developing members of the asphalt emulsion industry. It is intended for AEMA members looking to increase their knowledge of the asphalt emulsion industry. The LEAP program aims to engage participants and develop future leaders for the industry by building confidence and understanding in areas they may not otherwise get a chance to see.
The 11 individuals that were part of the inaugural LEAP class (2022-2023) included: Adam Resig, Vance Brothers; Andrew Eicher, Asphalt Materials; Charity Cook, Paragon Technical Services; Ernesto Santillan, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsion; Faisal Ibrahim, Russell Standard; Kim Gessner, Asphalt Technologies Group; Michael Tyree, Associated Asphalt; Nat Borsh, Russell Standard; Tejash Gandhi, KAO Chemicals; Trevor Ullman, Vance Brothers; and Ty Hughes, Paragon Technical Services.
Stormy Brewster, Marathon Petroleum, was also recognized as the 2022-2023 LEAP class dean.