particularly ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building
Code, of which he was Chair during the 2014 Code cycle. He
is also a Trustee of the ACI Foundation and a voting member
of Advancing Organizational Excellence.
Poston received the 2015 ACI Delmar L. Bloem
Distinguished Service Award for his outstanding leadership of
Committee 318. He has garnered numerous awards for
technical papers and personal awards for service to the
profession. Poston is the author of more than 100 nationally
and internationally recognized publications. He also was
named an Engineering News-Record (ENR) Top 25
Newsmaker for 2014 for “...managing the remake of the
global concrete bible...”
Poston was elected to the National Academy of
Engineering (NAE) in 2017 “for development of diagnostic
and repair technologies for concrete structures and leadership
in concrete building code development.” He is also a member
of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE),
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International Association for Bridge and Structural
Engineering (IABSE), Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI),
Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), International
Federation of Structural Concrete (fib), and Structural
Engineers Association of Texas (SEAoT).
Poston received his BS, MS, and PhD in civil engineering
from The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. He was
named a Distinguished Engineering Graduate of The
University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering
in 2014 and elected to the Academy of Distinguished
Graduates of the Department of Civil, Architectural and
Environmental Engineering in 2008. He is a licensed
professional engineer or structural engineer in numerous states.
Cary S. Kopczynski, FACI, is CEO
and Senior Principal of Cary Kopczynski
& Company (CKC), an award-winning
structural engineering firm with offices in
Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA; Los
Angeles, CA; and Chicago, IL. CKC
designs major urban buildings throughout
the United States and beyond. The firm
has won over 60 regional, national, and
international awards, and has been
selected several times by Zweig White and Civil + Structural
Engineer magazine as a top structural engineering firm to
Kopczynski is a licensed civil and structural engineer in
many states and a recognized expert in the design of
reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete building
structures. He has authored numerous articles in the fields of
structural analysis, design, and construction. He serves on the
Board of Trustees of the ACI Foundation, served 3 years on
ACI’s Board of Direction and Financial Advisory Committee,
and served for many years on ACI Committee 318, Structural
Concrete Building Code, and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee
352, Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete
Structures. He is a Fellow of ACI and was honored with the
2015 ACI Charles S. Whitney Medal and 2017 ACI Alfred E.
Lindau Award. He is a Past President of the Washington State
Chapter – ACI.
Kopczynski also serves on the Post-Tensioning Institute’s
(PTI) Board of Directors. He served on the PTI Executive
Committee and is the past Chair of PTI’s Technical Advisory
Board. He is a PTI Fellow and served on PTI committees
related to building design and professional development.
Kopczynski was made an Honorary Life Member of the Wire
Reinforcement Institute (WRI) for his work in advancing the
use of high-strength deformed wire reinforcing in buildings.
ENR magazine selected him as one of their “Top 25
Newsmakers” in both 2007 and 2016 based on CKC’s
pioneering work in the fields of high-strength reinforcing bar
and steel fiber-reinforced concrete (SFRC). CKC has since
advanced the use of SFRC by implementing it in major high-
Committee on Nominations
Six ACI members will serve on the Committee on
Nominations for 2019-2020. They are: ••Michael E. Ahern, Pivot Engineers, West Lake
Hills, TX; ••Rita A. Madison, ARMCA, Little Rock, AR; ••Dawn L. Miller, Las Vegas Chapter – ACI,
Las Vegas, NV; ••Lesley H. Sneed, Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO; ••Caroline M. Talbot, The Euclid Chemical Company,
Mandeville, LA; and ••Scott M. Tarr, North S.Tarr Concrete Consulting,
These individuals will join the three ACI Past Presidents
to comprise a nine-member Committee on Nominations.
The three ACI Past Presidents serving on this committee
will be Michael J. Schneider, President in 2016-2017;
Khaled W. Awad, ACI President in 2017-2018; and David A.
Lange, ACI President in 2018-2019. As the second-year
Past President, Awad automatically serves as the Chair of
the Committee on Nominations. The Committee on
Nominations began deliberations at the conclusion of the
ACI Convention – Spring 2019.
This new committee will nominate Institute officers for
terms starting at The ACI Concrete Convention and
Exposition – Spring 2020 in Chicago/Rosemont, IL.
Chosen annually, the Committee on Nominations submits
recommendations for these positions: President, 1-year
term; one Vice President, 2-year term; four members of the
Board of Direction, each with 3-year terms; and 20
candidates for the Committee on Nominations, all to serve
1-year terms. The Committee’s nominations for the year
2020 are to be submitted to the Executive Vice President
before August 1, 2019, as provided in the Institute’s Bylaws.