Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, American Road and Transportation Builders Association
Washington, DC

Dr. Alison Premo Black joined the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) in August 2000. In addition to serving as senior vice president and chief economist for ARTBA, she is also deputy managing director of the Contractors Division and manages the Transportation Investment Advocacy Center program. Dr. Black manages ARTBA’s economics staff and is responsible for over 85 studies examining national and state transportation funding and investment patterns, including the association’s landmark economic profile of the transportation construction industry, state bridge condition profiles and annual modal forecast.

Dr. Black completed her Ph.D. in Economics at The George Washington University and holds an MA in International Economics and Latin American Studies from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Dr. Black graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with majors in International Relations, Latin American Studies and Spanish.

She is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key Honors Societies, and a recipient of the Syracuse Remembrance Scholarship. Prior to joining ARTBA, Dr. Black was an Analyst and Researcher in the Economic Section of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea. She has also worked as a Researcher in the Trade Unit of the Organization of American States. She has had a variety of experiences working and studying abroad. A native of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, Dr. Black resides in Washington, DC with her husband and four children.