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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 - Joshua Ault, Tradesmen International
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 - 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 - Marcus Jackson, Director of Government Affairs

 
 

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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 - 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 - Rick Munford, MCN Build Inc.
Staff Liaison - Marcus Jackson, 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.
Committee Chair - Mike Bellusci
Committee Vice Chair - Steve Kuligowski, Foulger-Pratt
Staff Liaison - Claire Callas, Director of Member Services
 

 

Programs

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, Columbia Green Technologies
Staff Liaison - Kim Collins, Director of Programs
 
 

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 – Martha Patterson, Director of Marketing
 
 

Workforce Development

The Workforce Development committee develops strategies and plans for increasing participation in the construction industry. 

Committee Chair - Chris Riley, Power Design, Inc.
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 – Martha Patterson, Director of Marketing