AGC’s 93rd Annual Meeting was a jam-packed event that featured appearances by John Hofmeister, former president of Shell Oil Company, and founding CEO of Citizens for Affordable Energy; Karl Rove, former senior adviser and deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush; Daniel Burrus, a leading technology forecaster and business strategist, and founder and CEO of Burrus Research; and Bryan Townsend, author of “Life is An Adventure” and “Making Good Things Happen.”
Each participant offered views on the landscape for the construction industry in the post-Great-Recession environment. Sessions on technology, industry updates and personal development offered attendees excellent insight on what to expect in changing times and how to plan ahead. Viewpoints from experts and leaders from across the industry made the AGC 2012 Annual Convention an invaluable event
2012 AGC of America President Joe Jarboe
AGC’s incoming President Joe Jarboe (Clark Construction Co., Bethesda, MD) sounded enthusiastic as he spoke to convention attendees and unveiled his 2012 theme: “Building Connections.” He began his speech noting that the industry is in the middle of “one of the most significant transformations ever.” But, there are ways to succeed, he noted. “Successful contractors will be the ones that are willing to embrace technology; accept new ways of doing business; and most importantly, build strong connections with a range of people — and not just subcontractors — but architects, owners, and regulators.”
Monday evening 2012 Chapter Board President Jim McKune hosted the annual chapter dinner at the Halekulani Hotel on Waikiki. The evening was fun and light-hearted, and was attended by 50 Oregon-Columbia Chapter attendees at the National Convention.