During the Annual Membership Meeting at the 2023 Annual Convention, the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) outgoing Chair Karen Hubacz, Bond Construction handed off the gavel to fellow Bay Stater, Seth Hankowski, All States Materials Group. A new video introducing Hankowski and showcasing the important work of the industry was also featured. Click here to watch the video.
“Seth Hankowski’s unique background in the aggregates industry and long-time involvement with NSSGA will be a great benefit for the association’s goals and for the continued work of our new strategic plan,” said NSSGA President and CEO Michael Johnson. “I know his knowledge and leadership style will assist in taking the association to the next level.”
During Hankowski’s remarks, he shared his personal connections to the aggregates industry, growing up in his family business but not thinking it would become his long-term career. He first became involved with NSSGA over 20 years ago, joining as a member of the Young Leaders program. He eventually rose through the ranks to become the Young Leaders chair, the Communications Committee chair and then was elected to an officer position.
The membership meeting with its reworked format also focused on select presentations from industry experts and the formal unveiling of the NSSGA Strategic Plan for 2023-2025, which outlines four major pillars for the association to work on over the next two years. These include: proactively addressing regulatory threats; effectively promoting the industry’s image; focusing on Advocacy as Job #1, which includes the support of ROCKPAC; and reactivating the Rocks Build America Foundation to help fund industry education and branding.
“It’s an exciting time to be in the aggregates industry, as we all know infrastructure funding provides opportunities. On top of that, our association is establishing stronger partnerships and communicating and collaborating in exciting new ways,” said Hankowski. “However, we do have multiple challenges on the horizon, and I am ready to tackle these issues and lead the association to create a better, stronger NSSGA and future for our industry.”
Additionally, at the meeting, the full slate of 2023 officers and executive committee members were announced. NSSGA members’ next full Membership Meeting will be held in Washington D.C. during the Legislative & Policy Forum on Sept. 24-27. For more information on the NSSGA meeting and events please visit www.nssga.org.