Anne M. Ellis was elected to serve as president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) for 2013-2014. Anne M. Ellis, FACI, is vice president, government initiatives with AECOM of Springfield, Va. She has 33 years of experience with the A/E/C industry supporting public- and private-sector clients, concrete industry collaboration and advancements, and the expansion of a global, publicly traded professional services firm. At AECOM, she manages business-critical initiatives and engages in policy, legislative, and regulatory issues affecting AECOM and the clients and markets the firm serves.
Prior to joining AECOM, Ellis worked as regional structural engineer for the Portland Cement Association and as applied engineering manager for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Additionally, she has been involved with numerous structural engineering projects as a design engineer and then project manager with the engineering firms Dewberry; Martin, Cagley & Middlebrook; and Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc.
In support of engineering education throughout her career, Ellis has taught a variety of courses, including concrete design to undergraduate students and continuing education classes to practicing engineers.
Ellis was named an ACI Fellow in 2008. She chairs the International Forum and the ACI Task Group on International Communication, and serves on the Task Group for Next Strategic Plan Review and ACI Committee 375, Performance-Based Design of Concrete Buildings for Wind Loads. Ellis has previously served on the ACI Board of Direction, the Board of the ACI Foundation, the Financial Advisory Committee, the International Advisory Committee, and the International Partnerships & Publications Committee. She is a past Chair of the Marketing Committee and the Board Task Group on Student E-Membership. She has served on many technical committees, including ACI Committees 330, Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving; 551, Tilt-Up Concrete Construction; and C650, Tilt-Up Constructor Certification.
Sharon L. Wood, FACI was elected ACI vice president for a two-year term. Wood is the Robert L. Parker Sr. Centennial Professor in Engineering and Chair of the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas.
Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI Board of Direction, each for three-year terms. Those members are:
- Dean A. Browning, FACI, project director of the Charles Pankow Foundation, Vancouver, Wash.
- Cary S. Kopczynski, FACI, senior principal and CEO of Cary Kopczynski & Company, Inc. (CKC), a structural engineering firm based in Bellevue, Wash.
- Kevin A. MacDonald, FACI, president and principal, Beton Consulting Engineers LLC, Mendota Heights, Minn.
- David M. Suchorski, FACI, senior technical services manager/sales manager for the Ash Grove Cement Company, Des Moines, Iowa