CAGC’s CEO transition: Dave Simpson to be interim president

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Cynthia Mills at a 2010 CAGC gathering

Mills moves on: Strategic session schedule for January

North Carolina Construction News staff writer

The Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) issued a statement in October to announce that the association’s president and CEO, Cynthia Mills, would no longer be leading the group after Oct. 23.

“We appreciate all that Cynthia has done for our industry over the last five years,” said CAGC board chair Cleve Paul. “I appreciate her hard work, and it has been a pleasure to serve with her.”

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Dave Simpson at the North Carolina legislature

“We have spent five years working as a board and staff team to give CAGC a stable foundation to build upon as the industry recovers from the economic downturn,” Mills said. “I’m excited now about the new work I will be undertaking and look forward to hearing all the great things CAGC will accomplish in the future. It is always a privilege to serve.”

Chair elect James Braswell said: “We are all thankful for Cynthia’s service and friendship to our industry. We wish her well as she uses her talents to help others.

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Cynthia Mills at a 2010 CAGC gathering

“Dave Simpson has been appointed interim president and CEO and will work with Cynthia over the next few weeks as he transitions into his new position,” he said.

In January, Braswell plans for the Board to lead a strategic session with those who expressed interest on the member survey, along with the CAGCF board, the division chairs and vice-chairs, and the staff leadership team. Braswell noted, “Our challenge is to decide what services we want, what CAGC can provide that competitors cannot do better, and what we are willing to pay for as members.”