Sustainability Council Annual Meeting

Every year the IRTBA Sustainability Council holds an Annual Meeting to engage members in new, sustainable industry design and construction practices. This year the meeting will be hosted virtually and free to all members on Tuesday, May 4 at 3:00pm. To kick off the meeting, 2020 Sustainability Champion Gallagher Asphalt will share their success story. Following, ACEC Materials Committee will give an update on their research. Thelen Materials will share their Clean Energy story and IDOT, Welsch Ready Mix, and R. W. Dunteman will discuss their paperless operation on the E-Ticketing & Advancements panel.
Two (2) PDHs will also be offered to attendees.

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 

Virtual Presentations 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
*Program and schedule are subject to change at any time

Educational Program 
2020 Sustainability Champion 

Jonathan Gallagher, Project Manager, Gallagher Asphalt Corporation 

ACEC Materials Panel 
Kevin Artl, President & CEO, American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois 
Jay Behnke, President, S.T.A.T.E. Testing, LLC
Dave Lawry, Director of Municipal Services, Chastain & Associates LLC

Clean Energy 
Steve Thelen, President, Thelen Materials, LLC 
Dan Shepard, Executive Vice President, Thelen Materials, LLC 

E-Ticketing & Advancements 
Steve Jones, Bureau Chief of Materials, ‎Illinois Department of Transportation 
Jeff Dunteman, Vice President Operations, R. W. Dunteman Co

Michael DeJong, President of Welsch Ready Mix, Inc 


***Agency Members interested in attending the event, please contact Molly Stratman at

Brand NEW Sponsorship Opportunity available to Sustainability Council Members only. Click here to view the current list of 2021 Sustainability Council Members to see if your firm is eligible to sponsor.  Highlight your company in front of the best and brightest transportation industry professionals.  Two sponsorship levels are available.

$500 Green Sponsor
Company Name and Logo displayed in all marketing media and websites leading up to the event, including events emails. Sponsor recognition the day of the event throughout the event page’s rotating carousel and on a dedicated sponsor page for all attendees to see.

$250 Supporting Sponsor
Company Name and Logo displayed the day of the event throughout the event page’s rotating carousel and on a dedicated sponsor page for all attendees to see.

Sponsorship pdf


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