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Craft Training 

Driving the direction of the ABC CraftMasters Training Trust, the committee ensures each of the educational programs has a positive and measurable effect on both students and employers.
Committee Chair - Victor Villavicencio, PCC Construction Components, Inc.
Staff Liaison - Jason Roberts, 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 - Michael C. Pappas, Telligent Masonry
Staff Liaison - Kim Collins, director of programs






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 - Hillary Ghent, DAVIS Construction
Staff Liaison - Eric Jones, government affairs associate



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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 10-April ) 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).

Staff Liaison - Bob Zinsmeister, 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 - Donald Spence, Spence & Becker, LLC
Staff Liaison - Bob Zinsmeister, 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 - Rick Munford, MCN Build Inc.
Staff Liaison - Bob Zinsmeister, director of government affairs



Management Education

Providing the leadership to enhance performance in the industry, the Management Education Committee determines the management education seminars for ABC of Metro Washington. 
Committee Chair - Doug Lotierzo, Neuberger & Co. 
Staff Liaison - Kim Collins, director of programs





Membership

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.
Chair - Mike Bellusci, Harvery-Cleary Builders
Staff Liaison - Claire Callas, director of membership



Program

The Program Committee plans monthly business development events that provide opportunities for all members to expand their business contacts, develop relationships, share ideas, and recognize member activity. 
Committee Chair - Kelly McGuire, Ruppert Landscape, Inc. 
Staff Liaison - Kim Collins, director of programs



Safety

On the forefront of best practices and ever-changing mandates affecting safety requirements in the industry, the Safety Committee provides training and safety awareness to members through conferences, seminars and classes. 
Committee Chair - Bill Drexel, Scaffold Resource
Staff Liaison - Jason Roberts, director of education




Student Chapter

The Student Chapter Committee cultivates and maintains relationships with local colleges and students to attract high-quality candidates to the industry. The committee is also responsible for raising money for scholarships which are awarded to students entering the construction industry.
Committee Chair - Tom McDonald, Chesapeake Embroidery & Promotions
Staff Liaison - Jason Roberts, director of education


 

Women Building Washington

The Women Building Washington committee provides learning opportunities and networking to meet the needs of women in our industry.
Committee Chair - Tatiana Ahlborn, Absolute Builders
Staff Liaison – Debbie Livingston, president and CEO

 

Workforce Development

ABC's newest committee is in the process of being formed and is currently accepting interested volunteers! Contact Debbie Livingston if interested. 
Staff Liaison - Kamita Marbury, director of workforce development






ABC.XYZ Young Professionals

Geared towards the 40 and under professional crowd, the ABC.XYZ Committee provides networking and learning opportunities for young professionals in the construction industry. Young professionals can build lasting professional relationships with their peers, mentors and ABC of Metro Washington while developing leadership skills.
Committee Chair - Megan Ross, Coakley & Williams Construction
Staff Liaison – Debbie Livingston, president and CEO