Congratulations to Paula Hammond, New ARTBA Chair
Paula Hammond, senior vice president of WSP USA, has been elected 2022-2023 chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Hammond’s selection was announced at the association’s national convention held Sept. 25-28 in Nashville, Tenn. and marks the first woman chair in ARTBA’s history.
Hammond has been WSP USA’s senior vice president and national market leader since 2013 after almost 35 years at Washington State’s Department of Transportation (WSDOT), serving as its first female transportation secretary from 2007 to 2013. She is also the Immediate Past Chair of the WTS International Board of Directors.
“I’m honored to represent the American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA)’s membership as Chair. As the first female Chair in ARTBA’s history, I understand the importance of this moment; to ensure that our systems and processes built for succession planning are inclusive of all, so that I am not the last. In addition to my priorities unique to ARTBA membership, I plan to prioritize our industry partnerships, like those with WTS International, to work together to tackle joint challenges and collaborate on shared opportunities," says Hammond.