C. Ward Nye

C. Nye

C. Howard Nye

Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Nye has served as Chairman of the Board since 2014, as President of Martin Marietta since 2006 and as Chief Executive Officer and a Director since 2010. Mr. Nye previously served as Chief Operating Officer from 2006 to 2009. Prior to joining Martin Marietta in 2006, Mr. Nye spent nearly 13 years in a series of increasingly responsible positions with Hanson PLC, including as Executive Vice President of its North American building materials business.

Since 2018, Mr. Nye has been a member of the Board of Directors of General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD), a global aerospace and defense company. In 2019, Forbes magazine recognized Mr. Nye as one of America’s Most Innovative Leaders.

In addition to his educational, professional, executive and related roles, Mr. Nye is a past Chairman of the Board of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA); he presently serves as in-coming Chairman of the Board of the American Road Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). Mr. Nye is also a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business organization, and the North Carolina Chamber. Mr. Nye has also served on numerous other state, local and/or philanthropic organizations including the North Carolina Business Council of Management and Development, Inc., Co-Chair of the NC FIRST Commission (evaluating North Carolina’s current and future transportation investment needs), and as a gubernatorial appointee to the North Carolina Mining Commission. He has also served on the Alumni Boards at Duke University and Wake Forest University School of Law.

Mr. Nye received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from Wake Forest University.

Chairman of the Board