Committees are an integral part of our association and are one of the most effective environments for networking and developing relationships within the industry. They provide an opportunity for our members to contribute their expertise and participate with top industry leaders.





Craft Training 

Driving the direction of the ABC CraftMasters Training Trust, the committee develops construction trade professionals through innovative educational programming providing the metro Washington region with the most highligh skilled workforce.

Committee Chair – Andrew Press, PCC Construction Components, Inc.
Staff Liaison – Bonnie Speedy, Director of Education



Golf Outing

The Golf Outing Committee is responsible for planning the chapter’s annual golf tournament and networking reception, as well as attaining sponsorships, prize donations and players. 

Committee Chair – Austin Birch, Foulger-Pratt
Staff Liaison – Kim Collins, Events Consultant


Legislative - District of Columbia

The Legislative Committee advocates for the merit positions of the construction industry on issues that affect your ability to compete in a free and open market in Washington, D.C. 

Committee Chair – JR Russell, McCullough Construction, LLC
Staff Liaison – Marcus Jackson, Director of Government Affairs




Legislative - Joint Legislative Committee 

The Joint Legislative Committee is comprised of members from all four Maryland ABC Chapters.  They meet weekly in Annapolis during the Maryland General Assembly 90-day session (January 12-April 11) to review and evaluate legislation which may be determined to have an impact on ABC members or the construction industry.  The Committee meets as needed during the remainder of the year (usually once a month starting in September).

Committee Chair – Greg Brown, Waynesboro Construction, Inc.

Staff Liaison – Marcus Jackson, Director of Government Affairs


Legislative - Montgomery County

The Legislative Committee advocates for the merit positions of the construction industry on issues that affect your ability to compete in a free and open market in Montgomery County, MD. 

Committee Chair – Andrew Bartley, The Bartley Corporation
Staff Liaison – Marcus Jackson, Director of Government Affairs


Legislative - Prince George's County

The Legislative Committee advocates for the merit positions of the construction industry on issues that affect your ability to compete in a free and open market in Prince George’s County, MD.

Committee Chair – David Fisher CCA, Hensel Phelps
Staff Liaison – Marcus Jackson, Director of Government Affairs


Management Education

Providing the leadership to enhance performance in the industry, the Management Education Committee develops the curriculum of management education seminars on a variety of topics for ABC of Metro Washington. 

Committee Chair – Alyssa Kane, Chesapeake Contracting Group, Inc. 
Staff Liaison – Dan Bond, President



By attracting quality construction and construction-related businesses, the Membership Committee promotes the chapter's growth. The committee also nurtures new members' involvement, ensuring the stability of the association and assisting members with getting the most benefit from their membership through involvement with the association's services, programs and events.

Committee Chair – Eric Van Why, Coakley & Williams Construction
Committee Vice Chair – Casey Cook, Ruppert Landscape, Inc.
Staff Liaison – Claire Callas, Vice President, Member Services



The Program Committee plans monthly networking events that provide opportunities for all members to expand their business contacts, develop relationships, and share ideas.

Committee Chair – Joe Gonzalez, Brothers Mechanical, Inc.

Committee Vice Chair – Jeffrey Schwartz, Ashton Manor Environmental

Staff Liaison – Kim CollinsEvents Consultant


Women Building Washington

The Women Building Washington committee supports the development of women in the construction industry by providing networking, mentoring, and educational opportunities to meet the needs of women in our industry.

Committee Chair – Jennifer Harris, Peckar & Abramson, P. C.
Staff Liaison – Martha Patterson, Director of Marketing


Workforce Development

The Workforce Development committee develops strategies and opportunities for members to connect with the future workforce through community outreach, events/career fairs, and ABC's student chapters at local colleges. Scholarships are also provided by the committee to individuals pursuing construction-related college degrees. 

Committee Chair – Victor Villavicencio, PCC Construction Components, Inc.
Staff Liaison  Kamita Marbury-Draugn, Director of Workforce Development


XYZ Young Professionals

Geared towards the 40 and under professional crowd, the XYZ Young Professionals Committee provides networking and educational opportunities for young professionals in the construction industry. Young professionals build lasting professional relationships with their peers, mentors and ABC of Metro Washington while developing leadership skills.

Committee Chair – Cody Wilcox, Mallick Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Staff Liaison – Martha Patterson, Director of Marketing