The ACI Foundation announced the election of a new trustee, Jeffrey Coleman, and the re-election of two existing trustees, Michael J. Paul, and William E. Rushing. They join Michael J. Schneider, current chair of the board of trustees, and Ronald G. Burg, Joseph M. Bracci, Robert Frosch, Antonio Nanni, Charles K Nmai on the ACI Foundation board of trustees.

The ACI Foundation is a non-profit organization established by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration by supporting research and scholarships, while also serving as an independent resource to provide thought leadership and strategic direction for the concrete industry.

Jeffrey W. Coleman, FACI, is a licensed professional engineer, Attorney at Law, and principal partner of The Coleman Law Firm, LLC, Minneapolis, MN. He is an ACI past president, a fellow of ACI, and has been an ACI member for 40 years. Coleman is the author of the book “Legal Issues in Concrete Construction,” published by ACI in 2004 (second edition published in 2014), and previously authored the “Concrete Legal Notes” section of Concrete International.

Coleman represents engineers, architects, concrete contractors and suppliers, and building owners in all aspects of construction. He is consistently recognized as a construction “Super Lawyer” by Thomson Reuters publications. He is the past president of the Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC) and a former Board member. He is also a sustaining member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC).

Michael J. Paul, FACI, is principal structural engineer at Larsen & Landis, Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington, DE. Formerly, Paul was Principal at Built Form LLC, Wilmington, DE and Lead Structural Engineer at Duffield Associates, Philadelphia, PA, and Wilmington, DE. He has been involved in structural, architectural, and construction engineering on institutional, commercial, industrial, and waterfront projects since 1981.

William E. Rushing, Jr., FACI, is a vice president and manager of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Waldemar S. Nelson & Co., Inc, New Orleans, LA, USA. He has been employed there for 39 years.

A fellow of ACI, Rushing served as ACI president in 2014-2015. He is chair of the ACI Chapter Activities Committee and serves on the board of trustees of the ACI Foundation and Advancing Organizational Excellence (AOE). He is a member of ACI Committees 314, Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings; 351, Foundations for Equipment and Machinery; 376, Concrete Structures for Refrigerated Liquefied Gas Containment; E702, Designing Concrete Structures; and S801, Student Competitions; and ACI Subcommittees 314-B, Preliminary Design and Economic Impact; 314-D, Design Aids; and 351-D, Design Provisions for Heavy Industrial Concrete Structures Including Turbine Pedestals.

He chaired the ACI Strategic Plan Task Group, the Task Group on Managing Translations of ACI Products and Services, and the ETC Product Development Committee. He is past Chair of the ACI Financial Advisory Committee and a past member of the Task Group on Communication Platforms for Delivery of Services and Products.

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