ABC elects 2020 national chair, executive committee

ABC elects 2020 national chair, executive committee

Elections took place during the association’s annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio.

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November 14, 2019

Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC’s) board of directors elected Tim Keating, owner and president of R. C. Stevens Construction Co. of Raleigh, North Carolina, to serve as the 2020 ABC national chair during the association’s annual Leadership Institute in San Antonio. Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering for Keller Inc. of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, was elected chair-elect, and Stephanie Schmidt, president of Poole Anderson Construction of State College, Pennsylvania, was elected secretary.

“With decades of combined industry leadership and experience, the ABC Executive Committee is committed to ABC’s value proposition to help our membership develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work,” says Michael Bellaman, ABC president and chief executive officer, in a news release. “It is an honor to continue to collaborate with Tim, Steve, Stephanie and our 2020 Executive Committee to champion the merit shop philosophy and fair and open competition, as well as create the conditions for those who work in the construction industry to achieve.” 

Members of ABC’s 2020 Executive Committee, who will take office Jan. 1, 2020, are:

  • Tim Keating, owner and president, R. C. Stevens Construction Co., Winter Garden, Florida, chair.

  • Steve Klessig, vice president of architecture and engineering, Keller Inc., Kaukauna, Wisconsin, chair-elect.

  • Stephanie Schmidt, president, Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania, secretary and Northeast region vice chair.

  • Larry May, CPA, CVA, partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Jackson, Mississippi, treasurer.

  • Tony Rader, telecom vice president, National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas, immediate past chair.

  • Milton Graugnard, executive vice president, Cajun Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, South Central region vice chair.

  • Robert “Buddy” C. Henley, president, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland, Mid-Atlantic region vice chair.

  • Diane Koester-Byron, founder and owner, I.E.-Pacific Inc., Escondido, California, Pacific region vice chair.

  • Brendan McAndrews, chief operations officer and co-owner, Rivercity Glass, dba McAndrews Glass, Cincinnati, Mid-America region vice chair.

  • J. David Pugh, partner, Bradley, Birmingham, Alabama, Southeast region vice chair.

  • Sandra Roche, vice president and general counsel, Roche Constructors Inc., Las Vegas, Mountain West region vice chair.

  • Calvin Williams, president and chief executive officer, Construction Contracting Services Inc., Lansing, Illinois, Midwest region vice chair.

  • Brian Sampson, president, ABC Empire State Chapter, chapter presidents’ liaison.

  • Michael Bellaman, ABC National, president and chief executive officer.

May, Pugh, Williams and Sampson are new members of the ABC Executive Committee.