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2010 Grassroots Activist of the Year

NRMCA Government Affairs Committee Names 2010 Grassroots Activist of the Year

Karl Watson

Karl Watson, Jr., President of CEMEX USA has been named the 2010 Grassroots Activist of the Year. The award, issued by the NRMCA Government Affairs Committee, is presented to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding participation in NRMCA’s government affairs programs, including advocacy, grassroots and political involvement. Mr. Watson has repeatedly demonstrated his commitment and dedication to the success of our advocacy initiatives and the importance they play in the ready mixed concrete industry.

Mr. Watson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and an MBA. He previously headed the Western Division of Rinker Materials Corporation and has served on the NRMCA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, and on various NRMCA committees, including Government Affairs, Legal Activities, Educational Activities and Vision Strategic Planning, Mr. Watson is currently Chairman of NRMCA’s Board of Directors. Lastly, Mr. Watson is also a member of the Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. and the American Concrete Institute.

For more information contact NRMCA's Kerri Leininger, Vice President of Government and Political Affairs, at 240-485-1159 or by email at