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.

  • 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.

  • Gary Mitchell, P.E., 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., Senior 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.

Tim Martin
  • Tim Martin, P.E., Engineering Services Consultant

    Tim Martin is a Professional Engineer in 12 states, has a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M, and has worked extensively with FHWA’s Long Term Pavement Performance program. With wide-ranging experience in pavement engineering, design, performance management and evaluation, and forensic investigations, Tim is a valuable resource for ACPA’s members and Chapter/State partners.

  • 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.

  • Kelsey Carriere, Director of Marketing

    Kelsey logistically manages ACPA’s marketing and membership efforts. She supports the Emerging Leaders Program, growing non-dues revenue, and ensuring that members and Chapter/States are supported. Prior to joining ACPA, Kelsey worked at O’Brien International/The Concrete Sawing and Drilling Association as editor and membership coordinator. She earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Florida.

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  • 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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  • Amber Davis, Events Manager

    Amber Davis coordinates the successful execution of the ACPA Annual Meeting, Mid-Year Meeting, and other ACPA events.