Longtime Leader of Pavement Preservation Industry in Michigan Retires
DETROIT, MI The Michigan Road Preservation Association (MRPA) announces the retirement of their long-time Executive Vice-President, James R. Murner, President of Construction Association Services, Inc.
An Okemos, Michigan, resident, Murner has led the MRPA since its inception 16 years ago and has been an instrumental voice in the transportation industry for 47 years.
"Murner has been a strong advocate for our association and the pavement preservation industry in Michigan," said Association President Chris Anspaugh. "His dedication and persuasive presence within the industry helped position Michigan as a national leader in pavement preservation."
Murner began his career as a Civil Engineer with the Michigan Department of Transportation in 1968. He later served as President of the Michigan Concrete Association from 1975 to 1992. In 1993, Murner began a consulting career where he could bring his experience and leadership to various transportation organizations. In 1999, when the MRPA was founded, Murner was selected to lead the Association.
Murner was honored by the Michigan Society of Association Executives with the Chairman's Gavel Award in 1996 for his leadership and commitment to the association industry and his work in developing MSAE's first strategic marketing plan.
"Murner's impact is seen across Michigan as state and local agencies have learned the benefits of applying the right fix at the right time to preserve our roads," Anspaugh said.