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.

Cameron Foroud
2018 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 Cameron Foroud, James E John Construction Co.Cameron Foroud, First Vice President

First Vice President Sandy Trainor, Kodiak Pacific Construction

Second Vice President Russ Batzer, JB Steel, Inc.

Secretary Yohn Baldwin, Baldwin General Contracting

Treasurer Angelique Whitlow, Hunter-Davisson, Inc.

*New Board Member

* Past President

  • Jeremy Vermilyea, Vermilyea Law, PC
  • Erik Timmons, Yorke & Curtis, Inc.

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
Kari Schoonover

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
  • Interior/exterior communications
  • Chapter website
  • Chapter publications
  • Media relations
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Kirsten Adams

Public Affairs Counsel
  • Staff counsel for legal, legislative, and regulatory issues
  • State government relations
  • Legislative Forum support

Lauren Kuenzi

Public Affairs Project Manager
  • Regulatory and legislative analysis
  • Public and Strategic Affairs Department operations
  • Political Action Committee support
  • South Coast Area Council staff liaison

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
  • Contract negotiation and interpretation
  • Grievance/arbitration
  • Labor management trusts
  • Collective Bargaining Council staff liaison
  • Five Craft Committee staff liaison
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Membership Services

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Ali Gadbaugh

Member Engagement Manager
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Christina Devlin

Christina Devlin, CMP, CMM

Events Manager
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Joan Stitt

Events Assistant
  • Chapter events support
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Jennifer Brown

Controller and HR Director
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Margaret Antico

  • Accounts payable/receivable
  • Volume reporting
  • Membership dues
  • Notary
  • Budget and financials support
Arlene Tarin

Arlene Tarin

Reception/Customer Service
  • Reception
  • Customer service
  • Safety support
  • Safety and professional training
  • Workforce and professional development support
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Eliot Lapidus

Safety and Health Manager
  • Overall safety, safety management team, safety services
  • OR-OSHA and regulatory agency liaison
  • AGCA Awards and Recognition Subcommittee
  • AGCA Chapter Safety Leadership Subcommittee
  • SAIF Servicing Group Advisory Team
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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, ASP

Safety Management Consultant
  • Portland Northwest
  • Portland Southwest
  • Tigard, Beaverton
  • Hillsboro, Western Washington County
  • Northwern Oregon Coast and Highway 30
  • AGCA Safety & Health Committee, Government Subcommittee
  • 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)
  • Columbia Gorge
  • Eastern Oregon
  • SafeBuild Alliance
  • SAIF Professional Development Committee
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Brent Pockrus

Safety Management Consultant
  • Southern Willamette Valley
  • Eugene, Corvallis, Albany
  • Central Coast (Tillamook to Waldport)
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Travis Stone, CHST

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

Safety Management Consultant

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