Alison Premo Black joined the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in August 2000. In addition to serving as senior vice president and chief economist for ARTBA, she is deputy managing director of the Contractors Division and manages the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center program. Black manages ARTBAs economics staff and is responsible for over 70 studies examining national and state transportation funding and investment patterns, including the associations landmark economic profile of the transportation construction industry, state bridge condition profiles, and annual modal forecast. Black also oversees ARTBAs contractor chapter relations and membership development activities. Prior to joining ARTBA, she was an analyst and researcher in the economic section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. She has also worked as a researcher in the Trade Unit of the Organization of American States.
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