Peer Groups & Committees

Careers In Construction

Whether you are at the beginning of your career and looking to get started in the construction industry, or you are a highly skilled professional, ABC Baltimore offers training programs and industry seminars custom designed by leading industry experts.

Peer Groups

Contractors / Architect Roundtable

Connects contractors, architects and developers so that they may discuss common issues and strive to grow the industry as a whole.
Staff Liaison: Brittany Chaapel
Co-Chairs: Tyler Tate, Lewis Contractors,   Sharon Day, GWWO, Inc. Architects

Diversity & Inclusion Committee

Training, best practices, mentorship, Providing services for women & minority-owned contractors.
Staff Liaisons: Mandi Pusateri
Chair: Leitie Gibson, Harkins Builders, Inc.

GC Executive Roundtable

Helps with the issues and concerns of General Contractors in the Baltimore Metro area.
Staff Liaison: Mike Henderson
Chair: William Moore, Southway Builders

Human Resources Forum for Construction (HRFC)

Led by HR and legal professionals to discuss industry trends, new laws and regulations relative to the local construction industry.
Staff Liaison: Mandi Pusateri
Co-Chairs: Leslie Walko, Gilbane Co., Missy Hawkins, Dustin Construction

Safety Professional Peer Group

Share best practices with fellow safety professional peers, build valuable relationships, special training opportunities, plans education programs.
Staff Liaison: Joe Xavier

Contractor Advisory Team

Personal coaching from our small contractor specializing in collections, understanding your financial picture, contractor compliance. A peer group for new and emerging contractors.
Staff Liaison: Verna Karolenko

ABC Tech Council

Tech Demos, best practices, collaboration. For project managers & operations personnel
Staff Liaison: Brittany Chaapel
Chair: Ralph Kreider, Harkins Builders

LOGIC, Ladies Operating for Growth in Construction ( formerly WABC)

Represents the interests of women within the construction industry and assists with increasing the quality and availability to women that will promote a positive image to other women within and outside of the industry.
Staff Liaison: Erica Jablonsky
Co-Chairs: Krista Hickman, KatzAbosh, Dakeisha Gross, Curtis Engine

Young Leaders of ABC

Focused specifically on the needs and concerns of young professionals in the construction industry.
Staff Liaison: Brittany Chaapel
Chair: Zack Rothfus, Grounded Electrical Construction 


Education & Training

Oversees all aspects of the apprenticeship program, including School-to-Career, Craft Training, and Pre-Apprenticeship Programs.
Chair: Adam Hirsch, Hirsch Electric
Staff Liaison: Chris Hadfield
Meeting Dates: Quarterly as needed

Legislative Council

Comprised of representatives from different Maryland chapters who meet in Annapolis to monitor, track, and influence legislation that affects the construction industry.
Chair: Mark McDaniel, NLP Enterprises, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Mike Henderson
Meeting Date: Every Monday during the General
Assembly in Annapolis; otherwise every 2nd Monday of the month.

Project JumpStart Employer Advisory Committee

Group explores strategies and methods for building and strengthening the network of construction employers with the ultimate goal of connecting JumpStart graduates into meaningful, career-oriented jobs in the construction industry.
Staff Liaison: Jimmy Stewart
Meeting date: Bi-monthly lunch meeting

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