The American Road and Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced at its national convention in October that William Cox will serve as its 2010-2011 chairman of the board of directors.

Cox has over 40 years of experience in the transportation design and construction industry. For the past 22, he has been president of Corman Construction, a heavy civil contractor based in Maryland that focuses on all types of transportation infrastructure and marine construction. Projects undertaken include the new Woodrow Wilson Bridge outside of D.C. and the Intercounty Connector under construction in Maryland.

In his role as chairman, Cox will prioritize ARTBA’s promotion of a new, multi-year federal highway and transit investment bill to replace the one that has expired. Also on his agenda are plans to begin a campaign to educate new members of Congress about the economic and job impacts of transportation investments, expand ARTBA’s regulatory and legal advocacy programs, and organize a council to promote leadership and career advancement for women in the industry.

Cox has served as a member of ARTBA’s board in various positions since 2000. In addition, he has been a board member of the Maryland Highway Contractors Association (now known as the Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association). After receiving a B.S.E. in chemical engineering from Princeton, Cox earned an M.B.A. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

ARTBA, established in 1902 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest national transportation construction-related association. This federation’s mission is to “grow and protect transportation infrastructure investment to meet the public and business demand for safe and efficient travel.”