WofA wanted to spotlight twenty industry game changers in 2020 who are women in leadership, influencers, thought leaders, and newcomers in the asphalt community. The twenty ladies selected are in leadership positions, influencers, thought leaders, and even newcomers to the asphalt industry. All the winning nominees have demonstrated success in the asphalt industry, affected positive change, served as a mentor, and given back to their community.

WofA received a number of stellar nominations that highlighted and reinforced what we already knew...We are fortunate to have many amazing women in the industry! 

Please come back frequently, as, beginning Monday, July 6, Monday-Friday, we will be adding a must-see video of each of the women discussing the impactful work they are doing in and for the industry.



We are proud to introduce you to the WofA 20 to Watch in 2020:

  • Luiza Barros -- Central Design Lab Manager, TexasBit, A CRH Co. in Irving, TX
  • Jessica Blackburn -- Chief Manager, Crown Paving LLC in Nashville, TN
  • Adriana Clark -- Southeast Region Director Office of Small Business, SE Region, U.S. Department of Transportation in Miami, FL
  • Karen Deal -- Director, Environmental & Land Use, Lakeside Industries Inc. in Seattle, WA
  • Beth Duffus -- Project Manager, Granite Construction, Pacific Northwest Region in Lake Stevens, WA
  • Kristina Eiting -- General Manager, Asphalt, Owens Corning in Toledo, OH
  • Kelly French -- Project Manager, Brannan Sand & Gravel in Denver, CO
  • Susan Green -- Paving Territory Manager, Caterpillar in Oswego, IL
  • Mary Katherine Harbin -- Area Manager & EEO Officer, Maymead Inc. in Statesville, NC
  • Sallie Houston -- Technical Manager, VSS Emultech in West Sacramento, CA
  • Colby Kimmel -- Assistant State Roadway Engineer, Mississippi Department of Transportation in Jackson, MS
  • Amy Epps Martin – Professor, Texas A&M University & Researcher, Texas A&M Transportation Institute in College Station, TX
  • Nika Mathis -- Vice President & In-House Counsel, MAGO Construction Co. in Bardstown, KY
  • Meredith Mills -- Vice President of Business Development, Champaign Asphalt Company LLC in Champaign, IL
  • Tanya Nash -- Pavement Materials Engineer, Asphalt Testing Solutions & Engineering in Jacksonville, FL
  • Mandy Neese -- Vice President, Atlanta Paving and Construction in Peachtree Corners, GA
  • Kayla Ragsdale -- Chief Financial Officer, Hutchens Construction Co. in Fayetteville, AR
  • Lindsay Wallace Smith -- Safety Director, Palmetto Corp. in Conway, SC
  • Aida Valencia -- Superintendent II, City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Streets LA in Los Angeles, CA
  • Ellen Voie -- President, CEO, & Founder, Women in Trucking Association Inc. in Plover, WI