New ABC Carolinas president/CEO looks forward to growth, new partnerships

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Angela Latino
Angela Latino

The recently appointed Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas president/chief executive officer says she is looking forward to expanding the group in 2019 with outreach and enhanced member services. The chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

“I have begun implementing best practices in internal policies and procedures, association operations management, development and delivery of quality programming and information, and prospective member identification,” Angela Latino wrote in a recent memo.

She started her new job on June 1 after moving from the New Orleans area.

“The chapter started off the year with change and transition, and we’re now well on our way toward better addressing the needs of our current members, enhancing the value of your company’s investment in ABC, and securing the potential for expansion in 2019,” she wrote. “At the beginning of the year, our Board of Directors came together to face a challenging task of hiring a new chapter president/CEO after a term of 16 years with the same person. I understand this challenge firsthand because before moving to North Carolina in May, I helped my former board begin the transition of my departure after 10 years with that ABC Chapter.”

“My plan is to have our team be the driving force in building consistency and professionalism in every service provided as part of the chapter’s strategic plan. I will utilize my own experience to help create a framework for developing community partnerships to target new, cutting edge opportunities for our membership in the areas of craft, safety, and management education,” she writes.

She says she encourages members to participate in the annual Excellence in Construction Awards gala in November.

“We have a chapter record of 93 “Intent to Submit” project entries, so every contractor, supplier, and associate member will have the chance to join us in acknowledging these accomplishments while having the time to get to know your ABC colleagues in an atmosphere of celebration,” she wrote.

“Our plate is full, but I am thankful and confident we are ready for this evolution, and ready to take on the next 20 years . . . we are proving the old adage that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts because we are working together as ONE chapter in two great states!”

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