Board of Directors & Chapter Staff

Learn more about the Board of Directors and meet the friendly staff who keep the AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter running.

Brian Gray
2017 Chapter President

Board of Directors

The Oregon-Columbia Chapter Board of Directors is comprised of elected, appointed, and designated members representing all segments of the chapter’s membership. The board meets six times per year; all AGC members are welcome to attend any board meeting.

Strategic Objectives

The board has outlined four strategic objectives to direct the chapter’s efforts. This document is actively followed by the board and staff, and is regularly reviewed and updated.

2017–2019 Strategic Objectives

  • Advocate: Protect the construction industry and strengthen AGC’s impact on public policy
  • Grow: Grow and develop the construction workforce and leadership of the future
  • Engage: Provide relevant products, services, and events to connect and engage our membership
  • Safety: Deliver industry-leading health and safety services to our members

View the Oregon-Columbia Chapter strategic objectives

President Brian Gray, Knife River–Northwest Region

First Vice President Cameron Foroud, James E John Construction Co.Cameron Foroud, First Vice President

Second Vice President Sandy Trainor, Kodiak Pacific Construction

Secretary Russ Batzer, JB Steel, Inc.

Treasurer Angelique Whitlow, Hunter-Davisson, Inc.

*New Board Member

* Past President

Counsel to the Board

Higher Education Partners

Board Member Emeritus

Leadership Website

Chapter leadership (Board of Directors or Executive Committee) can log on to this password-protected website, Contact Kari Schoonover for login information, 503-685-8318.

For more information contact Mike Salsgiver, chapter executive director, 503-685-8305 or 800-826-6610.

Chapter Staff

Executive Director's Office

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Mike Salsgiver

Executive Director
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Kari Schoonover

Executive Assistant
  • Executive director support
  • Board, Executive Committee support
  • Office management
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Public and Strategic Affairs

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John Rakowitz

Director of Public and Strategic Affairs
Karla Holland

Karla Holland

Communications Manager
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Kirsten Adams

Public Affairs Counsel
  • Staff counsel for legal, legislative, and regulatory issues
  • State government relations
  • Local government relations
  • South Coast Area Council staff liaison
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Labor Relations

Suzi Schwabe

Suzi Schwabe

Labor Relations Manager
  • Labor relations support (union and open shop)
  • BOLI/PWR/Davis-Bacon
  • Union Contractor Group staff liaison
  • Five-Craft Committee staff liaison
  • Labor contract negotiation and interpretation
  • Labor grievance/interpretation
  • Labor-Management Trusts
Yvonne Gleaves

Yvonne Gleaves

Administrative Assistant
  • Labor relations staff support
  • Member services staff support
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Membership Services

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Ali Gadbaugh

Membership Services Manager
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Judy Robinson

Chapter Services Specialist
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Christina Devlin

Christina Devlin, CMM

Events Manager
Viktoria Schulz

Viktoria Schulz

Events Specialist
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Joan Stitt

Events Assistant
  • Event support
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Jennifer Brown

  • Budget and financial reporting
  • Human resources
  • Finance Committee staff liaison
  • Contract Administration Fund (CAF) accounting
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Margaret Antico

Accounting Specialist
  • Volume reporting
  • Membership dues
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
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Arlene Tarin

Reception/Customer Service
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Eliot Lapidus

Safety and Health Manager
  • Overall safety management team and safety services
  • Select accounts in Portland metro area
  • OR-OSHA and regulatory agency liaison
  • Safety awards programs
  • AGCA Safety Performance Committee staff liaison
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Andrew Haymart, CHST

Occupational Hygiene Technician
  • Statewide occupational hygiene services
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John Jean

Safety Management Consultant
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Chris Miller

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland Northwest along Hwy 30 to North Coast
  • Portland Southwest
  • Tigard, Beaverton, Hillsboro
  • Western Washington County
  • Safety awards programs
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Nick Naramore, CSP

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland Northeast (East of I-205)
  • Portland Southeast (East of I-205)
  • Milwaukie, Clackamas, Oregon City
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Eastern Oregon
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Brent Pockrus

Safety Management Consultant
  • South Willamette Valley
  • Eugene, Corvallis, Albany
  • Central Coast (Tillamook to Waldport)
  • SAIF Professional Development Committee Liaison
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Alden Strealy, CIH, CSP

Occupational Hygiene Services
  • Statewide occupational hygiene services
  • SAIF IH Working Group staff liaison
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Travis Stone, CHST

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland North
  • Portland Southeast (West of I-205)
  • Bend, Central Oregon
  • Southwest Washington
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Kevin Wheatcroft, CSP

Safety Management Consultant

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