PCA Hires Three New Executive Team Members

The new additions will fill leading roles in government affairs, communications and finance.

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The Portland Cement Association (PCA) has hired several new additions to its executive team in government affairs, communications and finance.

“These hires will mesh nicely with our current talented and hard-working staff,” sys Michael Ireland, PCA president and CEO. “They, like the rest of the PCA staff, are here to serve the American cement industry now and into the future.”

Senior Vice President of Government Affairs

Sean O’Neill joins PCA from the Associated General Contractors of America as vice president of congressional relations/infrastructure advancement. Previously, he served as director of government affairs at the International Association of Fire Fighters, special assistant to Secretary Elaine Chao and chief of staff for Congressman John Sweeney.

Senior Vice President of Communications and Media Relations

Nick Ferrari was previously director of publishing and content development at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was also the CEO of Erdos and Morgan, a marketing and media research company, and executive vice president at American Business Media. He’s also held senior positions at Crain Communications.

Chief Financial Officer

Debra Adlis will serve as treasurer and CFO for PCA, while also serving as executive vice president of finance for the National Ready Mix Concrete Association. Adlis has led non-profit finance teams at the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, the Immune Deficiency Foundation and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Previous to those roles, Adlis worked with the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts.