Ward Nye is chairman of the board, president and chief executive of Martin Marietta. Prior to joining Martin Marietta in 2006, he spent nearly 13 years with Hanson PLC.
Nye is a past chairman of the board and a current member of the Executive Committee and Nominating & Leadership Development Committee of the National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association. He also serves as vice chairman of the Board of the American Road Transportation Builders Association and as a member of the Board of Directors of the United States Chamber of Commerce.
Nye has also served on several state, local and philanthropic organizations, including the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce, the North Carolina Business Council of Management and Development, Inc., the Duke University Alumni Board, the Wake Forest University Law School Alumni Board and as Vice Chairman of UNC Rex Healthcare’s Board of Trustees.
Nye received a bachelor’s degree from Duke University and a law degree from Wake Forest University.