Haley Barbour to Address Resilience at PCA’s Centennial Celebration
This year’s Centennial Celebration gives PCA a chance to look back on where we came from and who we are—not just PCA, but the concrete industry and its importance in building our structures, our cities, and our world.
“Its an opportunity to celebrate not only the association, but also the tremendous progress the concrete industry has made—and will continue to make—in building a resilient and sustainable world,” says PCA President and CEO Jim Toscas.
In that spirit, the keynote speaker for the PCA Spring Congress in Chicago next month is Haley Barbour, former Governor of Mississippi, former chairman of the Republican Governor’s Association, and twice head of the Republican National Committee.
Governor Barbour’s remarks will reflect on the challenges posed by Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf Oil Spill, and the responses of systems, infrastructure, and people to those challenges, both immediate and long term.
In the wake of Katrina, Barbour created the Governor’s Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal to develop opportunities for South Mississippi to rebuild bigger and better than ever. Barbour also effectively managed $24 billion in federal funding received after Katrina for housing, infrastructure, and a wide variety of other recovery work.
Please plan to join us for lunch on Monday, March 14, at the PCA Spring Congress in Chicago to welcome Governor Barbour and gain some insights into leadership, resilience, rebuilding, and perhaps a few “unofficial” comments on the American political scene.
We will also be celebrating PCA’s 100thanniversary at a Centennial reception and banquet on March 14 at the nearby Renaissance Blackstone Hotel, Crystal Ballroom. The room is where cement executives met in 1916 to form PCA.
In addition to PCA committee sessions and meetings, Ed Sullivan, PCA group vice president and chief economist, will present an economic update on March 15. The Board of Directors for both PCA and CTLGroup will meet.
The 2016 PCA Spring Congress will be held March 13-15, at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. For a complete schedule of activities, view or download a complete program on the website.