Meet Our Staff

Laura O'Neill Kaumo July 2021a
  • Laura O'Neill Kaumo, President & CEO

    As the President & CEO, Laura O’Neill Kaumo is responsible for strategic planning and implementation of all projects approved by the Board of Directors; managing the day-to-day activities of the professional and administrative staff, as well as ensuring effective administrative and operational management of the Association. In addition, overall planning, organization, development, supervision, direction, and coordination of the ongoing operations of the organization, as well as budget management, falls under her leadership. O’Neill Kaumo holds a Juris Doctorate – University of Miami School of Law, admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, and a Bachelor of Science, from Eastern Michigan University.

  • Leif Wathne, P.E., Executive Vice President

    Leif Wathne is responsible for developing and implementing plans and activities with ACPA’s agency customers and others in the public sector. He serves as the association’s primary contact with the U.S. Congress, Federal Highway Administration, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, and other key national agencies and organizations, which include the Highway Materials Group and the Transportation Construction Coalition. He is also involved in industry research and development efforts, and represents the association’s highway pavement interests with the CP Tech Center. Wathne provides technical support; develops technical publications: and supports development efforts for the highway market. Wathne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

  • Andy Gieraltowski, MBA, Chief Operating Officer

    Andy Gieraltowski manages the operations of ACPA and serves as the Secretary of the ACPA Board of Directors. In the operations role, he assists the President/CEO with strategic planning, workplan development, budgeting, and reporting. He is also responsible for IT-related projects. This includes website development, software application development and support, network/systems administration, and consulting services for Chapter/States. He manages the ACPA “Excellence in Concrete Pavement” awards program and the two major events (Mid-Year and Annual Meeting). He earned, with honors, both a Bachelor of Science degree and an MBA from Northwestern University.

  • Ann Shlimon, Comptroller & Benefits Manager

    Ann Shlimon oversees all accounting functions, including dues billing and member financial records; oversees and coordinates preparation of tax forms, audit reports, and regular financial reports to ACPA treasurer. Provides financial information to Budget & Finance Committee. Prepares and manages all staff financial and personnel records; manages human resources and benefit programs for national and Chapter/State affiliates that elect to participate through ACPA. Manages Association’s insurance policies and related issues. Ann holds a bachelor degree in accounting from DePaul University.

  • Gary Mitchell, P.E., VP - Chief of Engineering and Construction

    Gary Mitchell manages technical and market development programs related to pavements used in commercial, military, secondary and general
    aviation airfield facilities. He serves as the primary industry liaison to the Federal Aviation Administration, as well as the association’s primary technical contact for design, construction, materials, and rehabilitation topics related to airfield facilities. Mitchell is also a liaison to the FAA’s Research, Engineering, & Development Advisory Committee (REDAC), a Congressionally-mandated advisory committee that provides advice and recommendations to the FAA Administrator. He serves as the industry’s primary airfield pavement research liaison to the CP Tech Center. Mitchell holds a Bachelors Degree in Structural Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Masters Degree in Structural and Construction Engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He is a licensed professional engineer in FL, GA, KY, NC, SC, and TN

  • Eric Ferrebee, P.E., Director of Technical Services

    Eric Ferrebee is responsible for providing technical resources and consulting services to ACPA members; developing technical literature; overseeing research projects; and enhancing concrete paving technology and information. He also serves as one of several staff liaisons to the National Center for Concrete Pavement Technology (CP Tech Center), which is seated at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. In that capacity, he is part of the ACPA team responsible for representing the concrete pavement industry’s research needs and priorities. He earned both his Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Dominic Gatti, Communications and Government Affairs Manager

    Dominic manages traditional, digital, and social media as well as bolster our state and federal government and agency engagement.  Further he expands our online presence by creating content that allows us to reach audiences and align ACPA communications with our overarching strategy and style. He also supports Government Affairs advocacy and activities.

    Before joining ACPA, Dominic worked in the House and Senate, as well as the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. He holds a Bachelor’s in Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (C.L.E.G.) and a Master’s of Public Administration, both from American University.

  • Amber Davis, Administrative and Events Coordinator

    Amber Davis coordinates the successful execution of the ACPA Annual Meeting, Mid-Year Meeting, and other ACPA events. She responds to member emails, fulfills literature information requests, assists staff with project work, helps maintain membership database and directory. Also assists with seminar and training registration; front office duties and programs.

  • Larry Scofield, P.E., Pavement Innovation (shared w/IGGA)

    Larry Scofield provides technical assistance and market development to all market sectors (highways, airports, and local roadways) in connection with environmental issues affecting or associated with construction and rehabilitation of pavements.  Works directly with AASHTO, FHWA, FAA, TRB, ASCE, consultants and other decision makers to improve plans and specifications for concrete pavement projects, including surface characteristics and other environmental related issues. Larry holds both a Bachelor of Science and a Masters degree in civil engineering from Arizona State University. He is a registered professional engineer in the state of Arizona.

  • Chrissy Mysko, Marketing/Communications Coordinator

    Chrissy Mysko assists with programs designed to increase ACPA’s overall marketing effectiveness. This includes developing content and driving traffic to ACPA’s digital communications tools, including ACPA websites and social media channels. Also works with a digital platform to enhance social media reach and response. Serves as managing editor for ACPA Today, and assists with the development of ACPA’s periodicals. She also assists with trade shows and event planning, training, and other projects. Chrissy holds a bachelor degree in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College.

  • Valerie Kliment, Assistant Accountant

    Val Kliment assists in all accounting functions, including dues billing, member financial records, and accounts payable/receivable.


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