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Attorney at law J. Coleman, P.E., named ACI president

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

ACI has elected 40-year member Jeffrey Coleman, principal of an eponymous Minneapolis law firm, as 2020-21 president. An Institute Fellow, he has served on the ACI Board of Direction and as a member of Committee 301, Specifications for Structural Concrete, plus Construction Liaison, TAC Specifications, Financial Advisory and Conventions Committees, and chaired Responsibility in Concrete Construction, now Committee 132. Prior to obtaining a law degree, he practiced as a structural engineer with Ellerbe Associates, a predecessor to a firm now under AECOM. Through his current firm, founded in 2013 after a few partnerships, he represents engineers, architects, concrete contractors and suppliers, and building owners in all aspects of construction.  

ACI has also elected to two year terms: Vice President Charles Nmai, FACI, head of Engineering Services in the Admixture Systems business of Master Builders Solutions USA, and Senior Vice President Cary Kopczynski, senior principal of Cary Kopczynski & Co., a structural engineer with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago. Elected to three-year terms as directors are Scott Anderson, FACI, vice president and general manager of Houston-based Keystone Structural Concrete; G. Terry Harris Sr., FACI, director of Technical Services – Concrete and Verifi, GCP Applied Technologies in Cambridge, Mass.; and, Jason Weiss, FACI, Miles Lowell and Margaret Watt Edwards Distinguished Chair in Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis.