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2023 Summer Convention

Presented by SAIF

The biggest event of the year!

The Summer Convention, has a full slate of activities to bring together chapter leaders, owners, project managers, and industry associate members. Join us for this dynamic multi-day event with:

  • National speakers
  • Educational breakout sessions
  • Fun family activities
  • Networking
  • Evening entertainment

AUG
6–9

17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, Oregon, 97707

Get in front of our membership during the biggest event of the year! Chapter leaders, managers, general and specialty contractors, and professional and industry associates cannot wait to see you.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

10:30 am–3:30 pm

AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament (pre-registration required)

5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Thirsty Thursday Reception

Friday, August 5, 2022

8:00 am–9:30 am

Board of Directors Meeting

9:30 am–11:00 am

Opening Keynote and Breakfast

10:00 am–11:30 am

Spouses Activity

11:15 am–12:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

12:30 pm–2:00 pm

AGC of America Keynote and Lunch

Dessert Dash

2:15 pm–3:15 pm

Breakout Sessions

3:30 pm–4:30 pm

Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council Meeting

6:00 pm–9:00 pm

A Century of Construction Reception and Dinner

9:00 pm–11:00 pm

President’s Party

Saturday, August 6, 2022

9:30 am–11:00 am

Closing Keynote and Breakfast

11:30 am–2:30 pm

Community Service Project

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Opening Keynote | Five Components of Extraordinary Teams

Lee Rubin

For 20 years, Lee Rubin has been building high performance teams in both corporate America and the collegiate sports world, setting the foundational cornerstone for a leadership and culture-building mindset focusing on the key components that create extraordinary teams. 
 
This strong core foundation was instilled early in Lee’s life as he held the position of captain of the Penn State football team and later went on to serve as a human resource executive, building senior leadership teams for some of the country’s most prominent corporations. 
 
Lee has emerged as one of the most engaging and sought-after voices across the country with his unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application on team building, leadership, and peak performance. He has collaborated with and taken the stage for leading Fortune 500 Companies like Johnson & Johnson, Sony, and JP Morgan, as well as collegiate and professional sports teams and organizations across the country. 
 
He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications with a minor in business from Penn State University. He received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions, and was a three-year starting free safety, the 1994 Florida Citrus Bowl Defensive MVP, an All-Big Ten Conference selection, and an Honorable Mention All-American. Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Central New Jersey. Lee and his lovely wife, Carmen, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.

For 20 years, Lee Rubin has been building high performance teams in both corporate America and the collegiate sports world, setting the foundational cornerstone for a leadership and culture-building mindset focusing on the key components that create extraordinary teams.

This strong core foundation was instilled early in Lee’s life as he held the position of captain of the Penn State football team and later went on to serve as a human resource executive, building senior leadership teams for some of the country’s most prominent corporations. 

Lee has emerged as one of the most engaging and sought-after voices across the country with his unique ability to understand and articulate winning principles with tremendous clarity and practical application on team building, leadership, and peak performance. He has collaborated with and taken the stage for leading Fortune 500 Companies like Johnson & Johnson, Sony, and JP Morgan, as well as collegiate and professional sports teams and organizations across the country. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree in speech communications with a minor in business from Penn State University. He received a full athletic scholarship to play football for the Nittany Lions, and was a three-year starting free safety, the 1994 Florida Citrus Bowl Defensive MVP, an All-Big Ten Conference selection, and an Honorable Mention All-American. Lee was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and raised in Central New Jersey. Lee and his lovely wife, Carmen, have been blessed with two beautiful daughters.

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AGC of America Keynote & Lunch

Steve Sandherr

Chief Executive Officer, AGC of America

Stephen Sandherr joined the AGC of America staff in 1984 as assistant director of Collective Bargaining Services. From 1986 to 1989 he served as AGC’s director of Congressional Relations. He practiced law with the firm of Thompson, Mann and Hutson in Washington, DC., from 1989 to 1990, and served as Labor and Small Business counsel for the National Association of Home Builders from 1990 to 1991. He rejoined AGC as executive director of Congressional Relations in 1991 and was promoted to chief executive officer in 1997.

Currently, as chief executive officer, Steve’s role is to maintain relations with AGC’s national network of chapters, 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 Capital Hill newspaper, The Hill, listed Steve as a top lobbyist for eight years, representing the only commercial construction industry association on the Top Lobbyists of 2009–2016 lists. Steve is a 1980 graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Political Science. He earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America in 1983, and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is a trustee of the National Building Museum in Washington. 

Stephen Sandherr joined the AGC of America staff in 1984 as assistant director of Collective Bargaining Services. From 1986 to 1989 he served as AGC’s director of Congressional Relations. He practiced law with the firm of Thompson, Mann and Hutson in Washington, DC., from 1989 to 1990, and served as Labor and Small Business counsel for the National Association of Home Builders from 1990 to 1991. He rejoined AGC as executive director of Congressional Relations in 1991 and was promoted to chief executive officer in 1997.

Currently, as chief executive officer, Steve’s role is to maintain relations with AGC’s national network of chapters, 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 Capital Hill newspaper, The Hill, listed Steve as a top lobbyist for eight years, representing the only commercial construction industry association on the Top Lobbyists of 2009–2016 lists. Steve is a 1980 graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Political Science. He earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America in 1983, and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is a trustee of the National Building Museum in Washington. 

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AGC of America Keynote & Lunch

Dan Fordice

President, AGC of America

After graduating from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology, Dan went on active duty with the US Army in the 10th Engineer Battalion in Kitzingen, Germany. In 1987 he left active military service and returned to his hometown to work for the family construction business. He also joined the Mississippi National Guard at that time, eventually resigning his commission with the rank of Captain in 1994. 

Dan is currently Vice President of Fordice Construction Co., a Heavy and Civil Federal Construction firm in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a four-generation family business led by Dan and his brother. Dan also serves as president of Southern Delta Construction, a heavy marine construction company he and his brother own together. 

Dan has been very active in the Associated General Contractors of America, both at the local and national level, including Chapter President. On the national level he has served on many committees and task forces, including Federal and Heavy Division Chair, Board of Governors, National PAC Co-Chair and on the Executive and Education and Research Foundation Boards. 

After graduating from Mississippi State University with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering Technology, Dan went on active duty with the US Army in the 10th Engineer Battalion in Kitzingen, Germany. In 1987 he left active military service and returned to his hometown to work for the family construction business. He also joined the Mississippi National Guard at that time, eventually resigning his commission with the rank of Captain in 1994. 

Dan is currently Vice President of Fordice Construction Co., a Heavy and Civil Federal Construction firm in Vicksburg, Mississippi, a four-generation family business led by Dan and his brother. Dan also serves as president of Southern Delta Construction, a heavy marine construction company he and his brother own together. 

Dan has been very active in the Associated General Contractors of America, both at the local and national level, including Chapter President. On the national level he has served on many committees and task forces, including Federal and Heavy Division Chair, Board of Governors, National PAC Co-Chair and on the Executive and Education and Research Foundation Boards. 

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Closing Keynote | Football vs Futbol

Mel Jones, Moderator

Director of Inclusion, Hoffman Construction Company

Mel Jones is the Director of Inclusion at Hoffman Construction where he leads the corporate initiative for a more wholistic inclusive environment. With over 29 years of experience in the construction industry, Mel has developed strategies and implemented processes that increase employee engagement and work satisfaction as well as increased diverse and small business inclusion at all levels of the design and construction process. His role serves as a catalyst to promote a culture of inclusion, where all individuals thrive and remain highly engaged.

Mel facilitates inclusive business practices for women, minorities, and small businesses in support of construction projects and actively conducts community outreach to develop new partnerships with MWVESB firms.

 

Mel Jones is the Director of Inclusion at Hoffman Construction where he leads the corporate initiative for a more wholistic inclusive environment. With over 29 years of experience in the construction industry, Mel has developed strategies and implemented processes that increase employee engagement and work satisfaction as well as increased diverse and small business inclusion at all levels of the design and construction process. His role serves as a catalyst to promote a culture of inclusion, where all individuals thrive and remain highly engaged.

Mel facilitates inclusive business practices for women, minorities, and small businesses in support of construction projects and actively conducts community outreach to develop new partnerships with MWVESB firms.

 

17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, Oregon, 97707

Reservations

The special AGC discounted room rate ended June 23. Reservations are now based on availability.

Click here to make a room reservation, or call 800-547-3922.

Please contact Viktoria Schulz if you have any room reservation questions.

Reservations

The special AGC discounted room rate ended June 23. Reservations are now based on availability.

Click here to make a room reservation, or call 800-547-3922.

Please contact Viktoria Schulz if you have any room reservation questions.

Member Media Library

Access important event information and video recordings: HERE

Our Member Media Library is a hub for recordings, PowerPoints, and more! You can find recordings from Summer Conventions and Annual Business Meetings using your same login as the AGC website.

Log-In Steps

  1. Click this link to go to the platform: agc-oregon.mclms.net/en/
  2. Log in using the same credentials as used on the AGC website (username is your email). Please note: If you are having troubles with accessing the platform, please click the Forgot Password link to reset your login information.

Questions? Contact Coral Genochio

coral@agc-oregon.org

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Registration FEes

Full In-Person Member Registration $650
Full In-Person Non-Member Registration $850
Guest/Spouse Registration $170

For registration questions, contact:

Coral Genochio, Events Specialist
503-685-8316 | coralg@agc-oregon.org

Full registration includes all education sessions, meals, and events.

Guest/spouse registration includes Thirsty Thursday Reception, Friday activity, and Friday Reception, Dinner, and Happy Hour.

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Mike Dean, Events Manager

Chris Barrie, Events Specialist

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Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 11:30 am–4:00 pm

AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament

Presented by Anchor Insurance & Surety, Inc.

Kick off the Summer Convention while networking with colleagues and good friends in this high-stakes tournament. The best ball net winner takes home the coveted jacket and more!

Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 5:00 pm–7:00 pm

Thirsty Thursday Reception: Happy Birthday AGC!

Previously the Famous Friday Reception, we want to celebrate AGC’s 100 years with food, drinks, games, and fun! There will be party/birthday hats!

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 8:00–9:30 am

Board of Directors Meeting

The AGC Board of Directors meeting is open to all members. However, your RSVP is required attend in person or to receive the Zoom link for the meeting.

 

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 9:30 am–11:00 am

Opening Keynote & Breakfast | Five Components of Extraordinary Teams

Lee Rubin, Professional Speaker

Machines are evaluated based on the output of the
entire unit, not the impressiveness of their individual
parts. Extraordinary teams, like great machines, require
certain components that hold their pieces together.
While most organizations focus exclusively on building
the skills of their individual members, elite organizations
invest in the “stuff” that transforms a collection
of talented individuals into extraordinary, machinelike
teams.

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 10:00 am–Noon

Spouses Activity | Painting Party

Enjoy a drink and snack while getting crafty! Pre-registration required. Contact Coral Genochio if your guest would like to attend.

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 11:15 am–12:15 pm

First Breakout Session

1. Why is CAT in the Dog House? Who pays, and related risks to cover costs
2. Playing with House money... Why bet when you can know the dealer?

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 12:15 pm–2:00 pm

Keynote & Lunch | AGCA: From a National Perspective

Steve Sandherr will speak to the national political environment
and what it means for our industry. Dan Fordice
will highlight the benefits of being involved with AGC on
a local and national level.

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 12:30–2:00 pm

Dessert Dash, Presented by the Professional and Industry Associates Council

Help us raise funds for Central Oregon Veterans Ranch.

 

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 2:15 pm–3:15 pm

Second Breakout Session

1. Oregon Economic Update
2. Reaching the Spanish-Speaking Workforce

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 3:30 pm–4:30 pm

Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council Meeting

The second of two annual Highway/Heavy/Utility Contractors Council meetings. The first occurred Friday, January 28 at the Annual Business Meeting. Agenda items included an update on recently adopted diesel equipment regulations for the Portland metro area, an update on ODOT’s CBA/CWA Advisory Committee, and information regarding the federal infrastructure package and what the package means for Oregon contractors from ODOT.

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 6:00 pm–9:00 pm

A century of Construction! Reception and Dinner

Dress up in your favorite decade style and dance the night away with the Designband after we award the AGC Wide Open Golf Tournament winners.

Friday, August 5, 2022 | 9:00–11:00 pm

President's After Party

2022 President Scott Williams invites you to celebrate with him for the last evening of the convention. Designband will get you up and moving with your new and old friends. 

Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 9:30 am–11:00 am

Closing Keynote | Football VS Futbol

Join us for a fun guide to cultural conversations utilizing
sports as a model for great conversations with insightful
outcomes.

Saturday, August 6, 2022 | 11:30 am–2:30 pm

Community Service Project | Central Oregon Veterans Ranch

We will be building a lattice structure and installing benches over and around the firepit at the veterans ranch in the area where residents and guests meet in the evenings.