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2016 AnnuAl MeeTInG PRevIew: Driving Competitive Advantages - Growth. Productivity. Success. By Lori Wolking NAPA's 61st Annual Meeting, Feb. 7 - 10 in La Quinta, Calif., will provide inspiration and education to help you drive achievement and chart your company's path to success General SeSSionS O ur industry is developing new technologies to meet pavement challenges and achieve new strategies to stay ahead of the competition. Your company can use these innovations to drive competitive advantages and increase growth, maximize productivity, and achieve even greater success. The NAPA 2016 Annual Meeting is your roadmap to the latest engineering research results, enterprising business strategies, and industry knowledge you, your employees, and your company need to reach its goals. Four general sessions will inspire you to attain your personal and professional goals, and workshops will set you on course to provide superior quality pavements, meet new customer demands, and gain valuable business insights. Rob O'Neill, the opening keynote speaker, has served America as a SEAL, team leader, and senior chief petty officer at the Naval Special Development Group in some of the most challenging, storied, clandestine military roles of our time. Through his moving and emotional stories drawn from lessons learned during some of the country's headline-stealing conflicts, O'Neill will show Rob O'Neill us the "best of the military's best" approach to strategic planning when mission failure is not an option. Join one of the legends of our nation's military as he shares his views on the ingredients to a successful mission: the right people, preparedness, decision-making under pressure, and, above all, a commitment to never quit. Attendees will also hear from Legendary Football Coach and ESPN Analyst (2014-2015) Lou Holtz. He is called "the greatest motivator of our time," "the best sports speaker ever," "the best football coach in 50 years," and "a modern-day Will Rogers." Lou Holtz is all of these things. One of the most celebrated and accomplished coaches in sports history, Lou Holtz has made a career of inspiring his Lou Holtz players and motivating them to be winners. Most notable for taking the struggling Notre Dame football program and building it into being a national powerhouse, Holtz is the only coach in NCAA history to lead six different programs to bowl games and the only coach to guide four different programs to the final top 20 rankings. Holtz will use his humor and humility to teach us how to assess our strengths, work as a team, and embrace values that can help improve any organization. continued on page 55 Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2015 * 53

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2015

President’s Perspective
Industry News
Winning the Race Track Challenge
Investigating the Keys to Japanese RAP Success
A Fresh Perspective on Safety
Traffic Management and the Work Zone
2016 Annual Meeting Preview
Calendar of Events
Index of Advertisers/

Asphalt Pavement Magazine - November/December 2015