Mike Newman has lead the MAA for the past 20 years. On July 18, he was honored during the MAA's 2015 Summer Meeting. Mike has been instrumental in building the organization into what it is today. He has worked tirelessly on behalf of the aggregate industry in Michigan, affecting legislative and regulatory changes to benefit the industry. |
Mike began his career in association management at the Michigan Retailers Association where he served as their Chief Operating Officer. He then served at the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Michigan Restaurant Association. He was recruited from there by Woodland Financial Group, an organization that provided financial and insurance programs to several trade associations. In 1995 he was hired by a group named the Michigan Mineral Resources Association, which ultimately became the Michigan Aggregates Association.
Mike also served on several campaign staffs early in his career, most notably with Senator Carl Levin on his first campaign for the U.S. Senate and also for President Ronald Regan.
Mike was honored by the American Society of Association Executives for his achievements n this field, He also served as Chairman of the Board for the Michigan Society of Association Executives and the Mid-Michigan Society of Association Executives and the Aggregate and Concrete Executives Association.
For Mike's many achievements and leadership in the Michigan Aggregate industry, the Board of Directors honored him by re-naming the Distinguished Service Award presented annually to an industry member. The award will now be known as the Michael Newman Distinguished Service Award. They have also bought a brick at his Alma Mater Western Michigan University in his honor.
Mike will complete his tenure with the Michigan Aggregates Association later this year.