WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has named Miriam Higginbotham as its new Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) Director.

In this role, Higginbotham will serve as ARMA’s primary resource for identifying, monitoring, and recommending/implementing action on HSE regulatory and legislative issues of importance to the asphalt roofing industry. She will be ARMA’s liaison with outside stakeholders on issues in these areas, and will also oversee ARMA’s annual Accident Prevention Contest.

“Miriam has provided valuable consulting services to ARMA for the past two years on environmental and occupational safety and health issues,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “She is the ideal candidate for this position, and I look forward to seeing her enhance ARMA’s work in this important area.”

Higginbotham graduated summa cum laude from Utah State University with a B.A. in English and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, she practiced with a Washington, D.C. law firm, focusing on environmental and chemical control regulations.

For more information about ARMA, visit asphaltroofing.org.