M. Chad LaRue, P.E.
M. Chad LaRue (“Chad”) was named Executive Director effective May 1, 2016. Prior to becoming the Executive Director, he served the association as Assistant Executive Director for one year and Director of Membership Services for 10 years. He was a Transportation Cabinet Scholarship student at Kentucky State and the University of Kentucky, and he holds bachelor’s degrees in Applied Mathematics (with a Minor in Physics) and Civil Engineering. He was employed with the Transportation Cabinet upon graduation from the University of Kentucky and worked there for nearly 10 years. Chad is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Kentucky.
He is a board member for Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT), Associated General Contractors Self Insurers' Fund (AGC/SIF,) and the Kentucky Construction Industry Trust. (KCIT).
Mark Ruth was named Membership Liaison on December 8, 2020. He is a relationship-building professional who joined KAHC after having amassed more than three decades of professional experience working in various non-profit and for-profit sectors.
Mark began his career in association management during the mid-1990s while working the National Tour Association (NTA). More recently, he spent 14 years serving as a senior leader for the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
Prior to beginning his career in association management, Mark spent more than a decade working inside highway construction companies which completed public and private transportation contracts throughout the United States.
Membership Engagement Coordinator
Joni Lin was hired by KAHC on March 16, 2021, as Membership Engagement Coordinator. Joni attended the University of Kentucky and graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and marketing. For the past couple of years, she served as the marketing coordinator at Andover Construction and Pure UV in Lexington, Kentucky.
Goldie Powell was hired by KAHC on February 16, 2016, as Bookkeeper. Goldie attended Morehead State University and was formerly employed for seven years by Aramark and Stonewall Farm. She served as Accounting Manager at Commonwealth Travel Agency for 23 years.