AGC Summer Convention

AGC Through the AGES
Presented by SAIF
August 8–10, 2019
Salishan Resort

2019 Summer Convention Attendee List

Keynote Speakers

Kerry Barnett, President and Chief Executive Officer, SAIF

Opening Keynote: Preparing for Safety and Savings

Kerry Barnett, President and Chief Executive Officer, SAIF

Kerry Barnett is president and chief executive officer of SAIF, Oregon’s not-for-profit workers’ compensation insurance company. SAIF, together with its partners, strives to make Oregon the safest and healthiest place to work.  

Prior to SAIF, Kerry served as executive vice president for corporate services and chief legal officer for Cambia Health Solutions, where he led strategic direction for public policy and government affairs, strategic communications, human resources, compliance, legal, and ethics.  

Prior to joining Cambia, he was senior vice president for medical services with ODS Health Plans, and CEO of HealthFirst Medical Group, PC. He also served as Oregon’s director of Consumer and Business Services and insurance commissioner, as well as the governor’s legal counsel and senior policy advisor.  

Kerry earned a B.A. in English from the University of Rochester and a J.D. from Yale Law School. 

Dirk Elsperman, President, AGC of America, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tarlton Corporation

Friday Lunch Keynotes: AGC of America Through the AGES

Dirk Elsperman, President, AGC of America, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Tarlton Corporation

With 29 years of experience at Tarlton, Dirk had working in all aspects of the company’s operations, including apprenticing as a carpenter, estimating, project engineering and management, and executive management. Dirk’s AGC involvement at the national and local level includes governmental affairs, labor policy/negotiating committees, apprenticeship and trust fund committees, the Young Constructors Forum, industry relations, project delivery, lean construction, and closely held business issues.

Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America

Stephen Sandherr, Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America

Steve’s role is to maintain relations with AGC’s 89 chapters nationwide, coordinate government relations activities, and enhance AGC’s involvement with business coalitions. CEO Update, which tracks people in association and non-profit executive careers, listed Steve as a top CEO in 2009, and a Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, listed Steve as a top lobbyist, representing the only commercial construction industry association on the Top Lobbyists of 2009 and 2014 lists.

Katie Hughes, Executive Director, Girls Build

Saturday Morning Keynote: The Next Generation

Katie Hughes, Executive Director, Girls Build

Katie is a carpenter with a social work degree who, after spending 10 years teaching construction to adults and kids, founded Girls Build. She believes that all girls should be curious and confident, and that one route to that is through learning the building trades. She loves listening to eight-year-olds say things like “Hey, Jojo, grab me a battery for my impact driver!” Katie loves teaching construction to girls all over the Pacific Northwest and is excited for the next few years as Girls Build grows.

Ted Ma, President, Ma Enterprises

Closing Keynote: Be The Leader Your Employees Never Want to Leave

Ted Ma, President, Ma Enterprises

Ted Ma is an award-winning keynote speaker that helps organizations develop their next generation of leaders so they can improve employee engagement and retention. Unlike many leadership experts, Ted has 16 years of experience with leading teams and developing leaders. After earning his degree in business, he built a sales team of over 6,000 independent agents. Ted is a member of the National Speakers Association and has been featured in publications such as Kiplinger, Inc.; Success From Home; and the New York Times.

Wide Open Golf Tournament

Presented by Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.

 

Congratulations to our tournament winners:

LADIES: Kathy Manley (72.6)

MEN OVER 50: Matthew Stopher (63.6)

MEN UNDER 50: Joe Benz (68.2)

Contests:

ROOKIE: Rick McMurry

LONG DRIVE #5 WOMEN: Kara Alexander

LONG DRIVE #5 MEN OVER 50: Keith McNown

LONG DRIVE #5 MEN UNDER 50: Jim Guernsey

KP #6 MEN OVER 50: Russ Batzer

KP #6 MEN UNDER 50: Brian McCarthy

KP #15 LADIES: Jennifer Anderson

LONGEST ONE PUTT: JR Rutan

CLOSEST TO LINE #12: John Sad

Skins:

Hole #1: Brian Shoemaker

Hole #2: Chris Morgan

Hole #5: Keith McNown

Hole #7: Ryan Adamo

Hole #10: Michelle Rutan

Hole #13: Michelle Rutan

Hole #16: Jim Guernsey

Hole #17: Nathan Jaster

 

Thank you to our tournament sponsors:

  • Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.
  • Ball Janik LLP
  • Barran Liebman LLP
  • Brown & Brown Northwest
  • Business Tribune
  • Cosco Fire Protection, Inc.
  • Daily Journal of Commerce
  • Hamilton Construction Company
  • James E John Construction Co.
  • JB Steel, Inc.
  • Kodiak Pacific Construction
  • Moss Adams, LLP
  • P & C Construction Company
  • Propel Insurance
  • Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
  • Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
  • Seabee Construction
  • TerraFirma Foundation Systems, Inc.
  • Travelers
  • TS&S Ford

Sponsors

2019 Sponsors

A.G. Sadowski Company
Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.
B2W Software
Ball Janik LLP
Black Rock Coffee
Brown & Brown Northwest
Building Material Specialties
Business Tribune
Columbia Bank
Convergence Networks
Coral Construction
CNA Surety
Daily Journal of Commerce
Hamilton Construction Company
HR Answers
James E John Construction Co.
J E Dunn Construction Company
Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors
Kodiak Pacific Construction
k.p.d. insurance and RISK SOLUTIONS
Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, LLP
Moss Adams, LLP
Northside Ford Truck Sales
Pacific Marketing
PlanGrid, Inc.
Propel Insurance
Puresafety Group
Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon
Rice NW Museum of Rocks & Minerals
SAIF
Salishan Resort
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Star Rentals
Stewart Sokol & Larkin, LLC
Stoel Rives LLP
Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP
TerraFirma Foundation Systems, Inc.
TS&S Ford

Questions about this event?

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