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CEO'S LETTER

An Evolving Leadership Team for AGC's New Century
AS THE ASSOCIATED GENERAL Contractors of America prepares to celebrate its first 100

BY STEPHEN E. SANDHERR
AGC CEO

After a century of
delivering results, we
are confident that we
have the right team
in place to continue
serving this industry
for the next
100 years.

@Constr uctor Ma g

years and prepare for its next century, our staff leadership team is evolving. And while we are
very excited about the changes we are making to the shape and structure of our senior staff,
I can't help but feel a bit sad that the reason for this change is that my long-time colleague
and co-conspirator, David Lukens, our chief operations officer and my friend, is leaving AGC
after decades of service to our members.
Together Dave and I have had the honor of serving as the staff heads of this amazing
association for well over two decades. He has been our indispensable man, making sure
every aspect of this organization ran on time, on budget and on point. He has played vital
roles in every significant step this association has taken to evolve and improve for more than
20 years. His wise counsel, detailed memory, commitment to perfection and unflappable
charm will be missed now that he has stepped down from his full-time duties. Fortunately,
he will remain with us as a consultant for much of this year.
Dave's departure has provided us an opportunity to elevate one of our own into the position of chief operations officer. Starting Jan. 1, our head of government affairs, Jeff Shoaf,
will assume the COO spot. Jeff joined AGC of America in 1994 after distinguishing himself
on the staff of some of the most influential members of Congress. He has led our government
affairs operation for the past 21 years. His leadership ability and exceptional contributions
throughout his tenure will serve him well in his new capacity.
Promoting Jeff of course means we need a new head of government affairs and gave us an
opportunity to evaluate the titles we give to our senior staff. So, in addition to adjusting most
of our senior staff titles to vice president, we have also named Jimmy Christianson, who had
been serving as our regulatory counsel, to serve as our new vice president of government
relations. Jimmy came to us in 2011 and has been instrumental in our efforts to fight against
the regulatory onslaught we faced with the previous administration.
We are also expanding the roles of three of our current senior staff members. Moving
forward, Jeff Wilson will serve as our vice president of business development, marketing
and member engagement. While serving as our chief marketing officer, Jeff has overseen a
significant expansion in our non-dues revenues, and he has played a key role in demonstrating the association's value to members.
Carolyn McFadden, who had been serving as our human resources director since 1997,
will now be our vice president of administration and secretary to the board. In this new
position, Carolyn will continue to provide assistance and counsel to AGC's CEO and COO,
support the board and maintain her current human resource responsibilities.
And Brian Turmail, who has been serving as our head of public affairs will now be our vice
president of public relations and strategic initiatives. Brian has played a key role in raising
the association's profile within the media while helping develop our workforce development
plan, coordinating AGC Charities projects and planning our centennial activities. His new
title acknowledges the expansive role he plays beyond public relations.
We are very fortunate at AGC of America to have an extremely talented team of dedicated
professionals. They work night and day to serve our members, advocate for the industry,
prepare world-class educational offerings, connect our members with each other and the
broader industry and save member firms money, time and effort. After a century of delivering results, we are confident that we have the right team in place to continue serving this
industry for the next 100 years.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Constructor - January/February 2018

Editor’s Note
President’s Message
CEO’s Letter
Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Simonson Says
2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Workforce Development Is Priority One
Going Up
Technology Toolbox
Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Book Shelf
The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Member and Chapter News
Overcoming Permit Delays
2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Products & Services Marketplace
Index to Advertisers
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Intro
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover1
Constructor - January/February 2018 - cover2
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 3
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 4
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 5
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 6
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Editor’s Note
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 8
Constructor - January/February 2018 - President’s Message
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 10
Constructor - January/February 2018 - CEO’s Letter
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Come for the Puppies, Stay for the Mission
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 13
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 14
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 15
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 16
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Simonson Says
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 18
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Regulatory Update: AGC Leaves No Stone Unturned
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 20
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 21
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 22
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 23
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 24
Constructor - January/February 2018 - De-Constructing Delays and Disruptions: Task Force Tackles an Ever-Increasing Problem
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 26
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Workforce Development Is Priority One
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Going Up
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 29
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 30
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 31
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 32
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 33
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 34
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Technology Toolbox
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Improving Safety With Building Information Modeling Technology
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 37
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 38
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 39
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 40
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Book Shelf
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 42
Constructor - January/February 2018 - The 99th Annual AGC Convention: Celebrating 100 Years of Construction
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 44
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Member and Chapter News
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Overcoming Permit Delays
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 47
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 48
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 2018 Service & Supply Buyers’ Guide – a Special Advertising Section
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 50
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 51
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 52
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Constructor - January/February 2018 - 67
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Products & Services Marketplace
Constructor - January/February 2018 - 69
Constructor - January/February 2018 - Index to Advertisers
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