Association of County Engineers (NACE), the national association
representing county engineers, road managers and public works directors,
announced that Kevan Stone has been named the association’s Executive
Director. The announcement comes after the nation’s county
infrastructure professionals met for their Annual Meeting and Technical
Conference last month.
As Executive Director, Stone, will serve as the spokesman for NACE and
the nation’s county infrastructure professionals, those tasked with
ensuring the safety of near one-half of the nation’s roads and 40% of
the nation’s bridges. Stone will guide the organization’s federal
advocacy with aligned organizations and partners; and promote issues
crucial to modernizing America’s infrastructure. He will also direct the
operations, corporate and external relations, initiatives and staff of
"The safety of American infrastructure is central to NACE's mission,”
said Rich Sanders, NACE President and County Engineer for Polk County,
Minnesota. “Kevan's experience within the halls of Congress as well as
working with county governments lends him a unique vision to effectively
lead the nation's county infrastructure professionals."
"I am honored to lead the National Association of County Engineers.
Having worked with NACE, I know firsthand their dedication to the safety
of our nation's infrastructure," Stone added. "With our members, I look
forward to working with Congress and the Administration to improve the
nation's infrastructure network to ensure county roads and bridges
remain safe and able to keep pace with today's global economy."
Stone previously served as the Associate Legislative Director for
Transportation and Infrastructure at the National Association of
Counties’ (NACo). There, he led all policy development and advocacy
pertaining to the county role in ownership and maintenance of roads,
bridges, airports and other important infrastructure. Prior to NACo,
Stone served as Policy Advisor for former U.S. Congressman and House of
Representatives Transportation Committee Chairman John L. Mica. Stone
received his BA in Political Science from the University of Central
NACE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan professional association. NACE is the
voice that America depends on for safe, efficient county roads and
bridges. Nationwide, local roads account for about 75% of our highways
and roads, and over 231,000 bridges are owned by counties. Our members
are nearly 2,000 county engineers, road managers and related
professionals in the U.S. and Canada.
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