The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) today announced the hiring of Mark Holan as editorial director.
Holan has more than 20 years of diverse journalism experience, including prior reporting about transportation issues. He most recently covered banking and money for the Washington Business Journal. Prior to that, Holan worked at sister publication Tampa Bay Business Journal, where he wrote about roads, transit, ports and airports, in addition to commercial real estate development.
At ARTBA, Holan will be responsible for all aspects of content development and production of Transportation Builder magazine, the “Leadership Directory and Buyers’ Guide,” and other special association publications. He also will write and edit content for ARTBA’s “Washington Newsline,” association websites, social media platforms and marketing materials.
Holan is a native of Pittsburgh, Pa. His career has included staff positions at daily and weekly newspapers in New Jersey, Texas, Alabama and Florida. He also has done freelance work for the Associated Press, The New York Times, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, History Magazine and other print and online publications.
Holan has a longstanding interest in Irish history and contemporary issues. In 2001, he received a Journalism Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund of the United States for an extended reporting trip to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. He has made numerous visits to Ireland since then, writing about the country for several publications. He currently produces Mark Holan’s Irish-American Blog and has published a book about his Irish immigrant grandfather. He is a member of Irish Network-DC.
Established in 1902, Washington, D.C.-based ARTBA is the “consensus voice” of the U.S. transportation design and construction industry before Congress, federal agencies, White House, news media and general public.