Meet Our Founding Members

Ashley Batson, J.D.

Ashley joined the South Carolina Asphalt Pavement Association as Executive Director in January 2011. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Charleston School of Law in 2007 after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Spanish from Clemson University. Ashley began her career as a federal judicial law clerk and then worked in private practice before transitioning to government relations and association management.

She lives in Columbia, South Carolina, with her husband Will and their two sons, William Wade and Wells.

Audrey Copeland, Ph.D., P.E.

Audrey earned her Doctorate in Civil Engineering from Vanderbilt and her Master and Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Tennessee Technological University. She is a registered engineer in Virginia and Maryland. She began her career as a highway engineer at the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and then went on to be a highway materials research engineer at FHWA’s Turner–Fairbank Highway Research Center where she managed asphalt-related research laboratories and projects. Audrey is currently the President & CEO of the National Asphalt Pavement Association. 

Audrey lives in Kensington, Maryland, with her husband, Jose Albertini, and their children Marco and Jorie.

Amy Miller, P.E.

Amy is a graduate of the University of Florida with a degree in Environmental Engineering and a Master of Business Administration. She is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Florida. Immediately out of college she worked as a civil engineer eventually transitioning to a sales engineer role then onto a key account manager position. She currently serves as the National Director for the Asphalt Pavement Alliance. 

Amy resides in northeast Florida with her husband and three children.

Natasha Ozybko

Natasha graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She has made a career in sales and marketing, starting out in textiles, then medical devices, before moving into the asphalt industry in 2012. She is the Regional Sales Manager leading a team responsible for sales covering the western half of the United States at Arkema-Road Science. 

Natasha is a four time Ironman triathlete and currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tracie Schlich

Tracie graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. She has been a marketer all her life from retail management to Vice President of Account Services at a regional marketing firm where she led the account service team and directed marketing for a thoroughbred sales company and racecourse. She has been the Director of Marketing and Membership for the Asphalt Institute since 2012. 

In her spare time, Tracie loves to travel and spend time with her husband, Irish Wolfhound, Oliver, and two grown children.