The ARI named Stephen R. Yurek President of the Association. Yurek previously served as chief operating officer and general counsel for ARI. He joined ARI in 2002 as general counsel. He was promoted in 2006 to the newly created position of chief operating officer.
Yurek came to ARI from the
education community, having served as vice president of business development
and public affairs for CompassLearning, Inc. and, previously, as general
counsel and chief operating officer at the National Association of Secondary
“We are excited to have a person
of Steve Yurek’s character, vision, and experience leading our association
during a challenging time,” said ARI chairman Robert Wilkins. “Steve’s knowledge of the industry and his
state and federal policy and regulatory experience made him the obvious choice to
communicate to policy makers our positive message of improving life and the
environment. I and all members of ARI’s
Board of Directors look forward to working with Steve to keep ARI a
forward-looking, dynamic association.”
An attorney and engineer, Yurek
holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and a Juris Doctor. He is a member of the Bar in Minnesota and Virginia.
The Executive Committee also named Mark Menzer Executive vice president, reporting
to the president. Formerly senior vice
president, Menzer has been with ARI for 15 years, and currently oversees the
engineering, research, and statistics departments of ARI.
Stephen R. Yurek named ARI president
February 16, 2007