Glendora, CA, May 29, 2018 – CalPortland is pleased to announce that Kerri L. Leininger has joined the company as vice president of government relations. Ms. Leininger will be located in Washington, D.C. and will monitor and lobby advocacy issues at the state and federal level.
Ms. Leininger joins CalPortland after almost 14 years of working for the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association where she served as the executive vice president of government and political affairs. In her former position, Ms. Leininger focused on industry issues that included building codes, resiliency, transportation, labor and small business.
“Kerri Leininger provides the company with expertise in legislation directly related to the cement and concrete industries. CalPortland looks forward to this opportunity to expand our presence in Washington DC”, said Steven Regis, CalPortland senior vice president corporate services.
During her time at NRMCA, Ms. Leininger delivered many legislative victories advancing the ready mixed concrete industry including several key provisions passed in the long-term highway bill Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act. Those provisions include: a permanent exemption for the ready mixed concrete (RMC) industry from the Drivers’ Hours of Service 30-minute break rule, a RMC industry-specific logbook exemption increasing the 12-hour on-duty logging threshold to 14 hours, and increasing the air-miles radius from 50 to 75 air-miles for transportation and delivery of construction materials and equipment to satisfy the current 24-hour restart provision.
Prior to NRMCA, Ms. Leininger worked for Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, one of the nation’s largest law firms specializing in healthcare and transportation public policy in Washington, DC. Ms. Leininger has also worked for the offices of former Senator Mike DeWine (R-OH), Senator Jim Bunning (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield (R-KY).
Ms. Leininger hails from Kentucky and is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and applied technology. She spent a semester abroad to study a special topics course on literature at King’s College in London.
CalPortland Company is a major producer of cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates, concrete products and asphalt in the western United States and Canada. Founded in 1891 with the principle of providing unsurpassed quality, CalPortland remains a leader in the industry through its commitment to quality, safety, customer service, technical excellence and environmental leadership. The company maintains its headquarters in Glendora, California and operates in the Western U.S. and two Canadian Provinces. For more information about CalPortland Company, visit www.calportland.com .