US: CalPortland has appointed Kerri L Leininger as vice president of government relations. She will be located in Washington, DC and will monitor and lobby advocacy issues at the state and federal level.
Leininger joins CalPortland after almost 14 years of working for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) where she served as the executive vice president of government and political affairs. In her former position, she focused on industry issues that included building codes, resiliency, transportation, labour and small business.
Prior to NRMCA, Leininger worked for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, a law firm specialising in healthcare and transportation public policy in Washington, DC. Leininger has also worked for the offices of former Senator Mike DeWine, Senator Jim Bunning, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and US Representative Ed Whitfield.
Leininger is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and applied technology.