There's a saying among the passt presidents that by the end of your term as president, you are ready for your term as president. As I prepare for these final months, the truth of that statement shines through. It is amazing how much I learned while leading this Chapter, and I have an abundance of gratitude for this membership and its ability to make leaders of all of us.
I was born into this industry. I've never known anything else. I grew up going to work with my dad A.J. Some of my first memories are riding around in the truck with him and talking on the C.B. He taught me a lot about this industry. One of the most important was that as long as the industry gets better, you will do better. If you give to the industry, it always gives back. That’s what AGC is about. And that’s the message I want to give to members. The best way—at least in my experience--to enter that door is through area meetings. Getting involved in local issues, supporting the local PAC, and becoming an area chair.
AS CONTRACTORS, WE ARE--BY DEFINITION-- always standing at a crossroads. It’s our job. We determine the most efficient means of progress in order to keep people moving with minimum of interruption. What other industries do metaphorically, we do literally every day. Years ago, National AGC President Art Daniel addressed the Board of Directors about the possibility of creating a Future Leaders Council. He stressed the importance of fostering the next generation of leaders, and about securing the future that Chapter members had fought so hard to create. This brought about a great conversation among the contractors about the Future of AGC.