Nearly 300 AGC members, family and state officials made the annual Management Conference another memory-maker: fortifying personal relationships, learning about Texas politics and industry issues, and absorbing Charleston, South Carolina’s southern charm and early American history. The (June 10-13) conference was a destination playground for all attendees and again amplified the event as a family retreat with a “kid-friendly” atmosphere.
AGC of Texas Member Nathali Parker described herself as both “excited” and “nervous” about her appointment to the Governor’s Commission for Women. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Parker to the Commission in March (2018). She is president and CEO of KLP Commercial and has been an active AGC of Texas member since 2012. Parker will serve a two-year term on the commission, which is charged with three considerable efforts: to develop a strategy and implementation plan to make Texas the number one state for women-owned businesses, to address the issue of human trafficking, and to help rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
Legacy donors have helped turn the AGC of Texas Scholarship Fund into a powerhouse as it approaches its 24th anniversary celebration this fall. The Scholarship Gala earned exclusive responsibility in 2011 for funding a scholarship program that—through the indefatigable motivation of AGC members—has sent hundreds of men and women to college. Each year’s final tally tops the year preceding it—a record $870,000 raised last fall (2017) financed $10,000-a-year scholarships for 27 students.
A grinning Seth Schulgen apologized for the manufactured story necessary to trick Tom Johnson to show up for a surprise party and the unveiling of the Thomas L. Johnson AGC Building to honor the retiring industry legend. Nearly 100 people attended the Tom Johnson tribute dinner Jan. 3 at the Austin Headliner’s Club intended to cast a final spotlight on the longtime executive vice president for the Associated General Contractors of Texas. Johnson stepped aside from his day-to-day duties last fall after more than 50 years with the association.