Leadership Development Program


Tatiana Ahlborn
Absolute Builders, Inc.

LP Alugaddala
Lane Concrete Frames

Tanya Bellingham

Monarc Construction, Inc.

Adam Bennett
Ruppert Landscape

Markee Campbell
WCS Construction, LLC

Kayla Evans
Telligent Masonry, LLC

Justin Fanning

Goldin & Stafford, LLC

Brian Griffin
PCC Construction Components, Inc.

Lance Harvey
Goldin & Stafford, LLC

Daniel Kapner
Shapiro Lifschitz & Schram, PC

Kelly McGuire
Ruppert Landscape

Michael Pappas

Telligent Masonry, LLC

Roli Rathore
B. Frank Joy, LLC

Jon Tongco
Donohoe Construction Company

Jonathan Umanzor
Monarc Construction, Inc.

Victor Villavicencio
PCC Construction Components, Inc.

John Young
Calvert Masonry, Inc.

"I’ve learned so much through the Leadership Development Program both in the classroom and at the ABC events, but most impactful of all was the relationships built with my fellow students and our mentors. The program changed the way I approach my day to day responsibilities as well as my understanding of ABC and its role in the success of our industry." 

Megan Vallach, Marketing and Business Development Manager, Donohoe Construction Company
Winner: J.P. Blase Cooke Leadership Achievement Award, 2014-2015

Leadership Development Program

ABC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) is a structured yet customizable action plan that cultivates the holistic skills required for executive leadership. Individuals selected for this program are often sought out as “rising stars” in their companies, with distinct qualities of character, command and intelligence. LDP graduates develop fundamental skills that bring great value to the individuals and their employers. The program helps participants:
  • further their leadership skills and professional development
  • learn more about ABC and increase their involvement in the association
  • demonstrate their desire and ability to serve as a leader of our industry
Throughout the 16-month cycle, program participants take part in both required coursework as well as elective activities to earn credits towards the completion of the program.

They also benefit from interacting with a team of construction industry professionals who serve as mentors and share their stories, advice, experience and fellowship.

J.P. Blase Cooke Leadership Achievement Award

The J.P. Blase Cooke Leadership Achievement Award was created to recognize one stand-out graduate from each cycle of the program who truly demonstrates leadership skills and a commitment to the industry and our chapter. The award is in honor of one the industry's greatest leaders, Blase Cooke of Harkins Builders. 

Thank you to our 2016-2017 Leadership Development Mentors

Lynn Bennett, Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
Bridget Burns, Century Fence Construction, LLC
Christopher L. Grant, Christopher L. Grant, Attorney At Law
Robert C. Henley, Henley Construction Co., Inc.
Melissa P. Koehler, BF Joy, LLC
John  Livingston, Manganaro Midatlantic, LLC
Kenneth V. Mallick, Jr. Mallick Mechanical
Brian A. Mattingly, Goldin & Stafford, LLC
Deborah Murphy, Ernest Maier, Inc.
Scott Vossler, WCS Construction, LLC

Thank you to our 2016-2017 Leadership Development Advisory Council

Lynn Bennett, Coakley & Williams Construction, Inc.
Thomas Bizzarri, Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Tom Capps, Harkins Builders, Inc.
Christopher L. Grant, Christopher L. Grant, Attorney At Law
Melissa P. Koehler, BF Joy, LLC
Jeff Lavore, Lanigan, Ryan, Malcolm & Doyle, P.C.
John  Livingston, Manganaro Midatlantic, LLC
Debra D. Livingston, CAE, ABC Metro Washington Chapter
Esteban Tijman, Total Shading Solutions
Megan Vallach, Donohoe Construction Company
Steven D. Ward, Rockville Fuel & Feed Company, Inc.