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.
Connie Lawwill was hired by KAHC on April 1, 2015, as Staff Assistant. Connie attended Eastern Kentucky University and Sullivan University. She was employed by Altour/The Travel Authority (formerly Commonwealth Travel) in Lexington for 20 years. Thirteen of those years was with group and convention travel and seven of those years were for Alltech as a corporate travel agent. She also worked for nearly 10 years at Delta Air Lines.
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.