The California Construction and Industrial Materials Association (CalCIMA) announced that Kerry Shapiro of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell, LLP was selected to represent CalCIMA as General Counsel.
The CalCIMA General Counsel advises the association on legislative, regulatory and judicial policies. These include policy issues at the federal, state, and local level. In addition, the position provides legal advice on association management.
Shapiro was unanimously selected by CalCIMA’s Board of Directors after a solicitation this spring of CalCIMA member law firms. A new general counsel was sought after the retirement in March of Jim Good with the law firm Gresham Savage Nolan & Tilden. Good served as CalCIMA counsel since 2007.
“We were very pleased to see the number of member firms that expressed interest in the position and we are especially happy to have Kerry on board,” says Tom Powell, vice president, aggregate resources with Cemex and chair of CalCIMA. “He has provided exceptional insight in the past, and we look forward to benefiting from his expertise in the future.”
Shapiro has been intimately involved with CalCIMA’s legislative efforts the past several years. This includes being the principal drafter of SB 108 (Rubio). The bill provided an amnesty period for mines adversely impacted by the economic downtown to file “interim management plans,” and remain in business under California’s surface mining law. The bill went through numerous amendments in the legislative process. Shapiro has recently been acting as both interim General Counsel for CalCIMA and Chair of CalCIMA’s Legal Affairs Committee.
“I am honored to receive this position. The minerals industry provides many good jobs for California and is important to the state’s economic vitality. I look forward to assisting CalCIMA members achieve their goals,” said Shapiro.