The following statements of responsibilities are designed to assist members in knowing whom to go to for what information. Members are encouraged to call the staff members whenever they have a question or need assistance.
The main Kansas City office number is 816-472-6100. The Washington, D.C. office number is 202-408-9541.
Peter B. King
202-408-9541, ext. 3009
816-472-6100, ext. 3525
Peter is the chief executive officer of APWA responsible for executing the board's actions and directing member programs and services in accordance with the APWA Strategic Plan. He serves as chief liaison with other professional and governmental organizations, and works from offices in Washington, D.C. and Kansas City, MO.
816-472-6100, ext. 3523
Deputy Executive Director/COO
Kaye serves as the chief operating officer of the association and is responsible for day-to-day management of the Kansas City office. She also staffs the APWA Board of Directors, Finance Committee, National Nominating Committee, House of Delegates, International Affairs Committee, Diversity Committee, and various task forces.
816-472-6100, ext. 3524
Nickole works with the executive staff and communication aspects of the APWA Board of Directors, and various technical and board committees. She maintains the association and Reporter calendars, handles Reporter and website classified ads, and serves as advertising liaison.
Dennis H. Ross, P.E.
816-472-6100, ext. 3547
Director of Professional Development
Dennis manages the department responsible for providing information to address technical questions from members on public works issues. He also oversees the Self Assessment and Accreditation programs and provides staff support for the Leadership and Management Committee, Engineering and Technology Committee, the ACEC/APWA partnership steering committee, AGC/APWA partnership task force, and several other external appointments and ad hoc groups.
816-472-6100, ext. 3508
Professional Development Program Manager
Ann staffs the Transportation and Water Resources Management Committees, and edits the newsletters for each area of interest. She also serves as the point of contact for the Winter Maintenance subcommittee and the National Transportation Operations Dialog subcommittee, both related to the Transportation Committee. Ann is coordinating the Emerging Leaders Forum that encourages involvement of both experienced mentors along with public works personnel with less than five years of professional experience.
816-472-6100, ext. 3515
Professional Development Coordinator
Teresa is responsible for the logistical support of P/E/T Committees and other volunteer groups staffed by the Professional Development Department. She provides internal and external member service, serving as the centralized point of contact for staff, volunteers, and members for information regarding P/E/T Committees and other groups assigned to the Professional Development Department.
816-472-6100, ext. 3527
Professional Development Program Manager
Dave serves as the liaison to the Solid Waste, Utility & Public Right-of-Way, and One-Call Systems International Committees. He is responsible for managing information related to each issue these committees are working on. Dave works with the committees on their monthly conference calls, publications, and web-based resources. Dave is also serving as project manager for an upcoming APWA video production.
Karen D. Bloodworth
816-472-6100, ext. 3591
Professional Development Program Manager
Karen serves as the liaison to three of our Professional/Educational/Technical Committees: Emergency Management, Facilities & Grounds, and Fleet Services. The P/E/T Committees serve as the "center of expertise" and provide oversight responsibility in their jurisdiction for APWA programs, services and products in support of the APWA Strategic Plan.
Dana W. Priddy
816-472-6100, ext. 3587
Director of Meetings
Dana is in charge of planning meetings at APWA, including the annual Congress and Exposition. She oversees the site selection, logistics, and implementation for the annual meetings, including the exhibit programs, sponsorship opportunities, sessions, and events.
816-472-6100, ext. 3553
Manager of Meetings
Brenda manages the overall planning and site selection for the annual North American Snow Conference. She also coordinates the scheduling, setup, audio-visual, and food and beverage needs for meetings, sessions, and special events at the annual Congress and Exposition and various other association workshops and meetings.
816-472-6100, ext. 3520
Diana participates in the coordination of the annual Congress and Exposition, and the North American Snow Conference activities. She is also responsible for the logistics of other meetings and workshops.
Patricia A. Kutt, CAE
816-472-6100, ext. 3582
Director of Education
Patricia directs the five-person education department in creating the strategies that result in the annual education calendar of offerings. These include workshops, the Click, Listen & Learn series, text-based course development, and Snow and Congress educational programming. She organizes and facilitates both regional and national chapter leaders training when requested.
816-472-6100, ext. 3565
Project Manager, Adult Education
Karen is responsible for the development and implementation of over 150 Congress sessions annually. She produces the Call for Presentations, manages the judging progress through the Congress Program Review Committee, and handles all speakers communications and contracting. She is the main researcher for many new initiatives in the department and develops specialty programs and workshops as the need occurs.
816-472-6100, ext. 3521
Project Manager, Adult Education
Michael manages the planning and production of the new interactive web-based series of monthly information training programs available at your desktop. He also exclusively develops the education program for the popular North American Snow Conference. His role also involves working with the chapters in offering live training, such as the Fleet Workshops, in their locations. Michael is the key education liaison to most of the P/E/T committees.
816-472-6100, ext. 3540
Kendra is the education department's control point for all education-related inquiries. She oversees distribution of speaker information packets and then organizes all forms, data and special needs from them for the annual Congress. Additionally, she is responsible for the receipt of all abstracts from the Call for Presentations and prepares materials for and assists in the judging. She is the onsite coordinator for the more than 300 speakers at Congress. Her other responsibilities include CEU maintenance, evaluation summarization, and post-event correspondence.
816-472-6100, ext. 3511
Ashley handles the logistics and registration process using the proprietary software required for the interactive web programs. She is currently managing the major redo of the PowerPoint presentations to accompany the Construction Inspection course and she handles speaker support for the Snow Conference.
816-472-6100, ext. 3545
Director of Member Relations
Lee oversees the development and implementation of membership programs and benefits; chapter governance and bylaws, chapter financials, recruitment/retention programming; and publications such as Bridges, Chapter Resource Guide, and Leadership Directory. He is primary staff liaison to the Membership, Bylaws and Rules, and Awards Committees.
816-472-6100, ext. 3584
Membership Marketing and Development Manager
Patty provides membership marketing, recruitment, and retention support services for both the national and chapter levels. She also coordinates development of membership-related communications materials.
816-472-6100, ext. 3512
Rhonda provides administrative support to the chapters and the national awards program and assists in the development of the APWA Leadership Directory and Chapter Resource Guide.
816-472-6100, ext. 3542
Kynyatta is responsible for handling membership inquiries and requests for information from members and non-members; billing of membership dues; and maintenance of the membership database.
816-472-6100, ext. 3578
Member Relations Coordinator
Hend is responsible for handling membership inquiries and requests for information from members and non-members, billing of membership dues, as well as maintenance of the membership database.
816-472-6100, ext. 3530
Director of Marketing
Dave develops marketing strategies for the association and directs the marketing of all APWA activities including conferences, publications, workshops, continuing education programs, and National Public Works Week. Additionally, he monitors members' needs with periodic surveys.
816-472-6100, ext. 3543
Manager of Marketing and Graphic Design
Jon develops marketing strategies and budgets for National Public Works Week and the North American Snow Conference. In addition, he manages the graphic design team, directing the design and managing the printing and production of collateral, web graphics, and the APWA Reporter magazine.
816-472-6100, ext. 3551
Graeme provides graphic design and art direction for many of the marketing campaigns of APWA. His main responsibility is the collateral and promotional material for APWA's annual conference, the Best Show in Public Works. He works with all areas of marketing including design of brochures, magazine advertisements, and other collateral pieces.
816-472-6100, ext. 3550
Justin provides graphic design to the APWA Reporter magazine. He works with all areas of marketing including design of brochures, magazine advertisements, and other collateral pieces.
816-472-6100, ext. 3577
Connie works with staff, P/E/Ts, and freelance authors to update existing or develop new APWA publications. She also staffs the Public Works Historical Society.
816-472-6100, ext. 3560
Christine is the contact person for those wishing to purchase APWA publications and products. She is responsible for the processing and fulfillment of orders, and assists in marketing publications and educational programs.
816-472-6100, ext. 3538
Publications Marketing Specialist
Lillie forges partnerships with the diverse organizations that support the American Public Works Association members. This ensures that the widest possible catalog of publications and resources is available to inform, assist, and educate members on the latest trends, case studies, and manuals used in their various professions.
816-472-6100, ext. 3507
P.W. Paws, APWA's nine-foot-tall mascot, creates excitement wherever he goes, whether it's at Congress, the Snow Conference, or at chapter events. If you'd like Paws to appear at your event, just give him a call.
816-472-6100, ext. 3516
Director of Finance/Controller
Teri is responsible for the financial, budget, and treasury management functions for APWA. She coordinates the budget process; disseminates financial information to APWA staff, board members, and chapters; and manages APWA accounting/reporting software. Coordination of the APWA audit, tax, insurance, and banking services is also within Teri's sphere of responsibility.
816-472-6100, ext. 3519
Accounts Payable Specialist
Donna is responsible for the timely payment of all APWA vendors. She maintains the in-house purchase order system and works with staff to resolve any questions or concerns regarding expense activity with each account. Donna is also responsible for the 1099 reporting for the national office as well as chapters.
816-472-6100, ext. 3518
Mary coordinates the Accounts Receivable and payroll functions. She is responsible for setting up all new meetings and products within the membership tracking software and balancing the activity in membership with accounting information on a monthly basis. She also handles the month-end closing process.
816-472-6100, ext. 3517
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Rebecca coordinates Accounts Receivable and monitors collections. She is also responsible for posting all payments received for Publications, Meetings, and Membership. Rebecca handles member inquiries regarding account balances and registration status.
816-472-6100, ext. 3536
Chapter Financial Analyst/Registrar
Brandy is responsible for ensuring prompt registrations to the various meetings and workshops that APWA holds. She reviews chapter financial statements to ensure they contain the required information and are in the correct format. She also sends out chapter rebates for those chapters that meet reporting deadlines, and handles collection efforts for various unpaid invoices.
Daniel Armstrong, MCP
816-472-6100, ext. 3533
Director of Information Technology
Dann directs and manages all APWA Information Technology areas. He is responsible for coordinating all computer, network, and Internet-related activities in and between the Kansas City and Washington offices, as well as developing and maintaining working relationships with computer hardware, software, and service vendors. He maintains APWA's internal and external e-mail systems and is the technical contact for APWA's InfoNOW Communities. He also maintains and monitors APWA's internal network, website, and Internet access, and establishes Service Level Agreements for all network operations. In addition, he is responsible for all internal and external data security.
816-472-6100, ext. 3534
Chris is responsible for the content development of the APWA website. In addition, he manages the association's Fax-on-Demand system and is developing a database of public works resources that will be searchable on the APWA website. He also provides backup support for the Director of Information Technology.
816-472-6100, ext. 3514
Information Resources Manager
Greg is responsible for our database management. He is also responsible for the fulfillment of all data abstractions from APWA's member database (e.g., mailing labels, data disks, report requests). He prepares reports from member data for all internal and external requests.
816-472-6100, ext. 3588
Brent is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of the chapter website templates. He also provides backup support to the Senior Web Developer and Director of Information Technology through APWA website maintenance and the development of new projects.
816-472-6100, ext. 3522
Human Resources/Office Manager
Susan coordinates staff recruitment, benefits administration, and all other human resources functions for APWA. She also manages the daily office management needs of staff.
816-472-6100, ext. 3590
Tracy is in charge of the reception area of APWA. She handles the switchboard, answering questions and directing calls and visitors to the appropriate staff member.
816-472-6100, ext. 3586
Lois primarily services the mailing, shipping, delivery, and receiving needs of the staff. She is also in charge of copies and supplies.
R. Kevin Clark
816-472-6100, ext. 3513
Manager of Communications
Editor of APWA Reporter
Kevin is responsible for editing and managing the monthly APWA Reporter magazine. He also handles press releases, oversees the production of media kits, and assists with website content.
APWA STAFF -- WASHINGTON, D.C. OFFICE
202-408-9541, ext. 3011
Director, National Rural Transit Assistance Program
Beth focuses on rural and small-community issues. She directs the Federal Transit Administration's National Rural Transit Assistance Program, related FTA agreements involving Welfare to Work, and coordination of Health and Human Services Transportation. She is the primary staff liaison to the Small Cities/Rural Communities Forum and represents APWA at a variety of Federal and Association working groups, coalitions and councils.
202-408-9541 ext. 3006
Director of Government Relations
Jim directs APWA's government relations and advocacy programs and initiatives and is the primary staff liaison to the Government Affairs Committee. He serves as senior staff advocate promoting APWA public policy advocacy priorities and positions before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies and the media.
202-408-9541, ext. 3005
Manager of Government Relations
Andrea is a member of the Washington office Government Relations team. She serves as the lead staff contact for APWA's TEA-21 Reauthorization Task Force and also works with the Government Affairs Committee. Andrea is responsible for outreach to federal agencies, congressional staff and other organizations with primary focus on transportation as well as emergency management and pipeline safety.
202-408-9541, ext. 3015
Manager, Rural Programs
Matt coordinates and develops the National RTAP web page (www.nationalrtap.org) including refinement of design and writing and maintaining content. He assists with the development, production and dissemination of training modules (videos and workbooks) and other RTAP educational materials. He represents the RTAP program at seminars, meetings and conferences.
202-408-9541, ext. 3001
Kesha handles all front desk/switchboard duties; processes and sorts incoming and outgoing mail; helps staff with various projects; and types memos and correspondence.
202-408-9541, ext. 3010
Government Relations Coordinator
Heather provides support to APWA's government relations and advocacy programs, including issues and current affairs monitoring, information resource development, and communications coordination. She is also involved in tracking and monitoring legislation for state government affairs.
202-408-9541, ext. 3012
Director of Technology Transfer
Lisa manages a contract with the Federal Highway Administration for the LTAP Clearinghouse and assists members wanting to get involved in LTAP.
202-408-9541, ext. 3007
InfoLink Project Manager
Dave is responsible for the administration and development of the APWA-InfoLink website. He coordinates technical issues, evaluates web-based application integration, and works with chapters, P/E/T Committees, and individual members to address issues of access, applicability, and information delivery. He also promotes the collaborative value of linking public works professionals, vendors, municipal government programs and the public through this site.
202-408-9541, ext. 3002
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Jean manages and coordinates services related to office administration for the Washington, D.C. office. She coordinates multiple projects and functions between Washington and Kansas City headquarters staff. She provides administrative assistance to the Executive Director and serves as the Executive Committee's meeting and conference scheduling liaison.