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Michael Sakata

Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA)
Executive Director
Michael Sakata is the Executive Director of Maryland Transportation Builders & Materials Association (MTBMA). He manages the oversight of lobbying for Infrastructure funding, interface with all of the transportation business units in Maryland as well as certain counties and municipalities.
With staff and support of the executive committee and board of directors, along with our other committees, MTBMA provides training, safety programs, leadership, PAC support and advocacy efforts, technological connections, and leadership activities for its members.
MTBMA also works closely with our National Associations on federal funding for transportation and many other key issues.
Prior to joining MTBMA, Michael served as American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Vice President of Services & Technology.  During his sixteen-plus years at ARTBA, Michael managed several major contracts, the association’s digital and information technology portfolio, and two ARTBA member divisions.  Since 2013, Michael served as the executive director of both the Metropolitan Washington Road & Transportation Association (MWRTBA), an ARTBA-managed affiliation, and the Council of University Transportation Centers (CUTC).  In addition, Michael managed ARTBA’s National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse contract and served as the managing director of the over-1200 member ARTBA Transportation Officials Division and Research & Education Division.
Michael is a certified Project Management Professional and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer.  He holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Decision Sciences/Management Information Systems from the George Mason University’s School of Business.  In 2017, Trending40.com recognized Michael’s work at MWRTBA and bestowed him with the Top Association & Non-Profit Innovator Award for Executives.
Michael serves as First Vice Chairman of “The Road Gang”, a fraternal group of public officials and private sector executives involved in transportation infrastructure policy issues in Washington, DC and sits on the Board of Directors of the Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Association, where he mentors and inspires high school students to pursue careers in the fields of transportation design and construction.

My Moderator Sessions

Thursday, November 8

11:00am PST