Texas A&M University Professor and Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) Senior Research Engineer Amy Epps Martin was recently elected president of the Association of Asphalt Paving Technologists (AAPT). Epps Martin will serve as president for one-year effective Oct. 1.
AAPT is a leading world-wide community dedicated to excellence and advancement of asphalt technology since 1924. This professional group recently held its annual meeting of researchers and practitioners that serves as a forum for communication, networking, and exchange of ideas to advance the body of knowledge and state of the practice in this field.
“I’m honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the next AAPT president,” says Epps Martin. “AAPT is a vibrant and evolving organization with deep-rooted history whose members I consider like family. This year I will work with the board of directors, the committees, and the membership to establish the next strategic plan; and I will strive to continue a legacy in my own family that started 40 years ago when my dad served as president.”
Her father is Jon Epps, TTI chief engineer and senior research fellow. Epps served as president of AAPT in 1982 and continues to make contributions to the field.
“Amy’s technical expertise, management skills and ability to accomplish tasks no matter how difficult continues to shine at Texas A&M University and will be a tremendous asset to AAPT,” says Epps. “Her leadership in this international association will continue to enhance its historic excellence and she will add depth and breadth to the mission of AAPT. It’s a privilege to be her father and colleague.”
In addition to her father, Amy joins Bob Gallaway and Dave Newcomb as the fourth president of AAPT from Texas A&M University and TTI.
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