2015 NRMCA State Affiliate Promoter of the Year
The NRMCA Promotion Committee is pleased to award the 2015 State Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award to Jereme Montgomery, executive director of the Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association. As an outstanding concrete promoter within his state and an excellent collaborator with other concrete organizations, he is a great example of concrete promotion leadership in action.
Jereme has a Bachelor of Science degree in construction management from the University of Nebraska. He started his concrete career working for the Nebraska Department of Roads in the Material & Testing Laboratory. His initial expertise in concrete was managing and constructing quality concrete flatwork for a design-build firm. He was named executive director for the Nebraska Concrete & Aggregates Association in 2006.
Jereme’s focus on promotion is seen in his initiative to survey Nebraska’s 10 largest counties every year to measure concrete market share for new construction in parking lots. His passion and high energy level in promoting concrete is demonstrated by the results. Since 2007, Nebraska’s concrete market share in parking lots has increased every year and has recorded an astounding 96% in 2012 and 2013.
Jereme has also emerged as one of the nations leading pervious concrete experts, and is very active on NRMCA’s Pervious Concrete Promotion Subcommittee, and was instrumental in developing the recent NRMCA Pervious Concrete Pavement Maintenance and Operations Guide. He has also had several articles published on pervious concrete, including “Hitting the Mark” in Concrete international magazine, which he co-authored with Dr. John Kevern of the University of Missouri Kansas City.
Jereme Has always understood the importance of promoting concrete pavement. In 2009, he was one of the first to host NRMCA’s “Selling Concrete Parking Lots” program for his members. He is also a strong proponent of NRMCA’s Concrete Pavement Analyst software.
Jereme has a strong affinity for “high-tech” and utilizes the latest information technology to support and advance concrete promotion. Most recently he has created an online visual database of concrete parking lots to support and encourage Nebraska specifiers.
Though he’s known as a “techie,” Jereme is not one to abandon tried and true methods. For example, under his leadership, NC&AA has continued to offer the Concrete 101 program to local schools with great success, and Jereme is also a strong advocate for “Concrete Cares,” the national initiative to expand awareness of the need for caner research and fundraising.
It is through Jereme’s leadership, high-energy passion for concrete and affinity for working with partners that has enabled NC&AA to become a promotion model for state ready mixed concrete associations. As such, Jereme Montgomery is an ideal recipient for NRMCA’s 2015 State Affiliate Promoter of the Year Award.