WofA Board of Trustees Members


Amy Miller


Amy Miller is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida. Immediately out of college she worked as a civil engineer eventually transitioning to a sales engineer role then onto a key account manager position. She currently serves as the National Director for the Asphalt Pavement Alliance.

Amy resides in northeast Florida with her husband and three children.



Audrey Copeland joined the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) in 2012. In January of 2019 she was promoted to the position of President & CEO. She began her career as a highway engineer at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and then went on to be a highway materials research engineer at FHWA’s Turner Fairbank Highway Research Center where she managed asphalt-related research laboratories and projects. Audrey earned a PhD in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. She is a registered engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of Maryland.

Audrey lives in Kensington, Maryland, with her husband, Jose Albertini, and their children Marco and Jorie.



Sheila Barkevich graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and immediately went to work for Callanan Industries, Inc., a CRH Co. She has spent her career in various roles at Callanan and while there earned an MBA from the University at Albany. Sheila has participated on the NCAT and NEAUPG Steering committees and was co-chair of the NYSAPA technical committee for several years. She is currently the Northeast Division Performance Manager at CRH Americas Materials

Sheila resides in Clifton Park, New York, with her husband, Bruce Barkevich, who is also in the Asphalt Industry, and their three children.


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Janelle Barrientos began her journey with Koch Industries in 1988. She is a graduate of Kansas Newman University with a Business Administration degree. Over her 31 year career, Janelle has always had a role within the transportation and logistic platform. After a 6-year sabbatical (2000-2006), she returned to Flint Hills Resources as the Asphalt Distribution Manager. She is responsible for managing all logistical components for 13 locations and fulfilling wholesale customer contracts to efficiently distribute 100% of their asphalt and slurry production. She also develops POV and manages the position and purchase of SBS polymer, as well as marketing of new grades of asphalt being produced.

She is passionate about her role, and, as a mother of five boys, Janelle is very familiar with sound logistics! In her free time enjoys golf and exercise.


Ashley Batson


Ashley Batson joined Ingevity as the Manager of Government Relations, Road Construction, in 2021. Prior to that, Ashley served as the SC Asphalt Pavement Association as Executive Director for ten years. She began her career as a federal judicial law clerk and then worked in private practice before transitioning to government relations and association management. Ashley earned a Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law in 2007. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Spanish from Clemson University in 2003.

She lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Will and their two sons, William Wade and Wells.


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Kirsten Fowler graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. She is a licensed professional engineer. She began her career with Rieth-Riley Construction Company where she had various roles in the asphalt industry, including estimating, asphalt quality control, and working in the field in project oversight. She then worked for consulting engineering firm, Shrewsberry and Associates, in transportation design. She joined APAI in 2016 as Technical Director and became Executive Director in 2019.

Kirsten lives in Indianapolis, IN with her husband, Cody, and two boxers, Layla and Dabo.


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Debbie Novak started her career with Lionmark Construction Company in September 1995 as a receptionist. She later moved into their Accounting Department where she was responsible for Accounts Payable then on to Inventory Management. In 2017 Debbie took a role with Missouri Petroleum (a Lionmark subsidiary) as a Sales Representative tasked with the sales of various asphalt emulsified products. Additionally, she is responsible for the company’s asphalt purchasing and managing MoPet’s asphalt needs for emulsions and cutbacks. Debbie is a member of APWA Missouri Chapter and is involved with other organizations such as the Association of General Contractors of Missouri, SITE Improvement Association, and Missouri Asphalt Pavement Association.

Debbie lives in St. Louis with her son.


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A graduate of the University of Kentucky, Tracie Schlich has been a marketer all her life from retail management to Vice President of Account Services at a regional marketing firm where she led the account service team and directed the marketing for a thoroughbred sales company and race course. She has been the Director of Marketing and Membership with the Asphalt Institute for the past eight years.

In her spare time, Tracie loves to travel and spend time with her husband, Irish Wolfhound, Oliver, and two grown children.



Kari Shiflett graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and she also holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychology from NorthCentral University. After graduating from Washington State University, Kari joined a large manufacturing company where she grew her career as a Human Resources professional and held various leadership positions that gave her exposure to a wide variety business challenges and solutions. Recently, Kari joined Lakeside Industries as the Director of Human Resources where she has responsibility for leading all aspects of the HR function. She is passionate about diversity and inclusion, employee engagement, and developing others.

Kari resides in the greater Seattle area and enjoys spending her free time with her husband and two children.



Victoria Taffet graduated with a Bachelor’s in Organizational Management from Warner University in 2005 and a Master’s in Management & Leadership from Webster University in 2007. Victoria started her construction career in 2011 with Reeves Construction Company, a Colas Company, as their Continuous Improvement (CI) Manager. Before starting with Reeves Construction Company, she was responsible for managing maintenance on Launch Pads A & B for United Space Alliance (USA), contractor for NASA on the space shuttle program at Kennedy Space Center. While there she earned her Lean Six Sigma Blackbelt certification and launched her career in change management and process improvement. In 2019, Victoria became the Colas US CI Manager focusing on national strategic improvement projects. 

Victoria lives in New Braunfels, Texas, and has two daughters, Emily and Cora.  She is passionate about supporting others on their personal journey of becoming their authentic self. 



Marquisha Williams joined the asphalt industry in 2004 working for various companies as a laborer. She started her career with Milestone Contractors in 2013 working in the field as a laborer and as a QC tech in the field and in the lab. Marquisha became a Safety Rep for Milestone in 2017 for the Richmond/Portland area. Marquisha is responsible for conducting employee orientation, training, jobsite safety audits, hazard recognition and abatement, safety planning, and support. She is passionate about her role in safety and building relationships with the men and women in the field.

Marquisha lives in Muncie, IN. She is a very proud USAF mom and is so proud of the young man her son is today. Marquisha likes to spend her free time surrounding herself with family and friends.