Welcome to the Iowa Limestone Producers Association
Limestone and other forms of aggregate are something most people never notice. However, it is essential to our everyday lives. Aggregate products can be found at home in our driveways, sidewalks, foundations and even the shingles on our roofs. It is also used to control erosion around our lakes and rivers and helps purify our drinking water. Iowa farmers even use a special type of limestone, known as Aglime, on their soil to reduce nitrogen runoff and increase crop yield.
Each and every year Iowans use an average of 35 million tons of crushed limestone alone. The extraction, refinement and transportation of limestone, sand, and gravel is one of Iowa’s largest industries and employers. It’s a complex process that requires heavy capital investment, sophisticated machinery, conscientious land management and on-going cooperation with neighboring communities. Careful management of these valuable resources is vital to our environment and our future.
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The Iowa Limestone Producers Association (ILPA), founded in 1945, is the trade association representing owners and operators of stone quarries and sand and gravel pits that produce construction aggregates and agricultural lime. The ILPA also represents many companies that provide goods and services for the aggregate industry. The ILPA is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or familial status, national origin, alienage or citizenship or disability.
The mission of the ILPA is to:
Lobby for state and federal legislation that assist Iowa aggregate producers and fight against legislation that threatens these interests;
Work collaboratively with state and federal agencies that regulate aggregate mining and reclamation;
Solve common problems of Iowa aggregate producers relating to state specifications for the use of aggregate materials in road construction; and
Help educate the general public about the importance of aggregate mining.
Position Summary – Executive Director
Working closely with the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for carrying out the Association’s strategic direction and vision, executing its goals, and ensuring the Association’s fiscal success. S/he is the chief advocate for the aggregates industry in the state of Iowa.
Reports to: The Board of Directors and its Executive Committee.
Direct Reports: The ILPA Director of Membership Services.
Other Key Relationships: The Iowa Legislature, Iowa regulatory agencies, ILPA Committees and Chairs, other transportation related state trade associations, and the National Stone, Sand, and Gravel Association.
Works with the Board of Directors to develop and build consensus around a clear strategic vision;
Manages day‐to‐day association affairs including the supervision of the ILPA office;
Maintains financial reports and reports financial condition to the Board;
Identifies and analyzes state, regional and national issues impacting Iowa aggregate producers and formulates appropriate responses;
Represents the Iowa aggregates industry before State and Federal regulatory agencies;
Serves as primary liaison with State agencies such as IDOT, IDNR, the Department of Revenue, etc. on issues and opportunities that impact the aggregate industry in Iowa;
Recruits new members;
Represents the Iowa aggregates industry on state, regional and national coalitions and task forces; and
Keeps Association members informed about critical industry issues via electronic and written correspondence;
Leadership, management, and decision‐making experience with accountability for results;
Building and leveraging relationships with legislative and regulatory agency personnel;
Working with association members and volunteers in the development and execution of strategic plans; and
A minimum of a bachelor’s degree. Three to five years of experience working for a trade association or experience in heavy/highway construction is preferred
Critical Competencies for Success
Strategic vision and leadership skills.
Political acumen and advocacy skills.
Management and interpersonal skills.
Interested applicants may file resumes (together with a cover letter and salary requirements) at the following address on or before August 1, 2016:
ILPA Executive Director Search Committee, Attn: Bill Gahan