About 40 CAGC members attend national AGC convention; several awards received

Ty Edmondson receiving the AGC President's Award for Exemplary Service

North Carolina Construction News staff writer

About 2,000 people attended the 5-day Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America Convention last week in San Diego, including nearly 40 Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) members.

Representation from the CAGC Board of Directors included chair Dean Wilson; chair-elect Ty Edmondson; treasurer Lynn Hansen; at-large member Jim Roberts; and Dave Simpson, CAGC’s president and CEO. CAGC Foundation treasurer Evan Sowel also attended.

At the convention, Simpson was named to serve a two-year term on the as chair elect for the national AGC’s Executive Leadership Council.

Edmondson, who also served as Utility Infrastructure chair on the AGC Board of Directors for the past two years and was recently appointed to the AGC Board of Governors for the coming year, received the AGC President’s Award for Exemplary Service.

NC State students Colin Ramalho and Aaron Ward

NC State students Colin Ramalho and Aaron Ward also attended the convention, courtesy of NC State’s Engineer Your Experience (EYE) Program

“Our motivations for attending the convention were twofold: to immerse ourselves in the vast network of construction professionals and to gather insights that could rejuvenate the NC State AGC student chapter, which has navigated significant challenges during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, the construction engineering students wrote in an email.

“Our interactions have equipped us with knowledge and best practices from thriving AGC student chapters. As we approach graduation, Aaron and I are eager to channel the insights gained from the convention into revitalizing our student chapter. Our goal is to foster a more active, engaged, and resourceful chapter that can serve as a platform for professional growth for its student members.”

Several CAGC members were also recognized with Safety Awards.

Content based on a story posted by Dave Simpson on the CAGC website.


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