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Nurturing the Next Generation of AGC Houston Leaders Leadership AGC kicks off a new program to develop and cultivate tomorrow's commercial construction industry's rising stars. BY JACLYN LEE, AGC HOUSTON WHEN AGC HOUSTON LEADERS convened in Fall 2012 to reflect on our chapter's current and future positioning, one thing became clear: it was critical to create a program to develop, educate and train future AGC Houston leaders. To answer this need, Leadership AGC launched in 2014 with 16 participants under the professional guidance of Mike Holland, Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. and Jason Kopke, Marek Sawing & Drilling, LLC. Planned to unfold over eight months, the program engages the group to delve into the chapter's history, cultivate relationships with organizations such as the Texas Medical Center and the Port of Houston, and develop each participant's leadership skills. Because leadership can't be taught in a classroom or simply read in a book, AGC Houston created this eight-module program to provide an intensive experience that encompasses a broad scope of community and industry concerns. Prior to launching Leadership AGC, Mike Holland and Jason Kopke-including members of the Construction Leadership Council and Charlene Anthony, Senior Director-Construction Futures, Education, Leadership AGC kicked off their eight-month leadership training program on September 8-9, 2014, where Patrick J. Kiley, Kiley Advisors, LLC, and past executive director of AGC Houston, introduced them to the history of AGC Houston and guest speaker Coy McKinney, The Howard Hughes Corp., reflected on his experience as a member of AGC Houston and the Construction Leadership Council. The Leadership AGC class spent the day touring one of the busiest ports in the world at the Port of Houston and meeting with members of the Port of Houston Authority to learn more about the port's history, operations and leadership. Philip Gallegos, The Brandt Companies, LLC, stands with his team of ACE Mentor students and their completed storage bench during the Annual Build It Forward Event held at Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. 18 Coy McKinney, Director of Multi-Family Construction, Howard Hughes Corporation; Bob Parley, Co-Chairman, Collier's International; Hal Sharp, Principal, Gensler; and Pat Sharkey, Partner, Jackson Walker, LLP, shared their experiences in construction during the owner panel discussion on January 14, 2015. Events-met for nearly one year to develop the program. The task force members focused on providing participants with an opportunity to connect participants with leaders in the construction, development, business, medical, industrial, political and educational arenas. When the program was finalized, AGC Houston invited member companies to submit up-and-coming young professionals earmarked within their respective organizations as future leaders. Sixteen candidates were selected based on their qualifications, peer and supervisor recommendations, skillsets, future leadership potential, industry-related engagement and character. Leadership AGC kicked off on September 18, 2014, when the participants were given an overview of AGC History by Patrick J. Kiley, Kiley Advisors, LLC, who highlighted the importance of actively being involved with the AGC chapter and outside related organizations. The group also heard from Angela Cotie, Gilbane Building Company, and Erin Kueht, Walter P Moore- both ACE Mentor Program Houston, Inc. board members-who spoke about the organization's mentorship opportunities and engaging high school students to pursue a career in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Module 2 featured etiquette specialist, Sally Reynolds, MA, who focused on the importance of "carrying yourself with poise." Handshakes, introductions, dining etiquette, professional dress and correspondence were just some of the topics she presented to the crowd during the daylong session on October 16, 2014, held at Marek Brothers Systems, Inc. The students' newly learned skills were then put to the test after the session during a formal business dinner. Cornerstone

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From the Chairman of the Board, Bill Scott, III
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
From the President/CEO, Jerry Nevlud
From the 2013 & 2014 Chairman of the Board, Steve Mechler
From the 2013 & 2014 Chairman of the Board, Steve Mechler
Derivative Sovereign Immunity for Contractors on Government Projects
Derivative Sovereign Immunity for Contractors on Government Projects
Nurturing the Next Generation of AGC Houston Leaders
Nurturing the Next Generation of AGC Houston Leaders
Past Events
Past Events
Member News
Member News
Reclaiming The Workforce
Reclaiming The Workforce
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