CAGC hires Tammy Ford to oversee Build Your Career

Tammy Ford

Tammy Ford has been hired as the Carolina Associated General Contractors (CAGC)‘s new Build Your Career (BYC) director to help address the workforce shortage within the construction industry in the Carolinas. She started on July 26.

Ford succeeds Roddy Craft, a longtime CAGC staff leader who served as Build Your Career (BYC) director since leading efforts to start the program in January 2017. He retired from CAGC on July 1 after nearly 30 years of service with CAGC.

“Nothing we face in the construction industry is more challenging than finding good workers at a time when the work is there for thousands of jobs involving great, lifelong careers in construction,” CAGC president and CEO Dave Simpson said in a statement.“Tammy Ford will be well-positioned to ratchet up our workforce development efforts by working closely with the middle schools, high schools, community colleges, CTE instructors, our lobbyists, allied organizations, the military and other good employment pools.”

Ford has an extensive professional background deeply rooted within the non-profit sector, with over 15 years experience in multi-level corporate fundraising, sponsorship sales, marketing, volunteer coordination and retention, program development, creative graphic design as well as team training and leadership.

Her focus will be to work closely with CAGC’s Education Foundation Board of Trustees as well as with the association’s Workforce Ambassador’s Program in taking the BYC program to the next level in drawing talented young people and others into good careers in the construction industry.

She is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University and Horry-Georgetown Technical College. For more info, please contact her at


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