Join an ABC COMMITTEE, Make Connections and Make a Difference

As an ABC member, you can make decisions influencing the construction industry and help shape ABC policies by being part of a committee.  This is also a great way to develop your leadership skills and gain access to knowledge about the industry, while networking with other industry professionals.  The committees work hard and play hard at their meetings and socials.  Pick the one (or more!) that stands out to you! 

To join, just email the committee chair or co-chair and they will let you know what times the committee meets. 

Audit/Budget/Finance Committee

Chair: Brian Smith
Co-Chair: Bob Pater

Events/Programs Committee

Chair: Shannon Leach
Co-Chair: Phil Ford

This committee is responsible for the planning and advertising the events and programs that occur during the year. 

Education and Workforce Development Committee (Apprenticeship & Craft Training)

Chair: Andy Michielli
Co-Chair: Jim Thomas

The Education and Workforce Development Committee is responsible for developing program curricula, selecting instructors, etc.

Young Professionals Committee

Chair: Dave Rawlings
Co-Chair: Esther Mignanelli

This committee is responsible for recruiting future leadership of the Western Pennsylvania chapter.

Government Affairs/Legislative/PAC Committee

Chair: Russ Spicuzza
Co-Chairs: Keith Impink & Vince Fontana

This committee monitors local and state-wide legislation and informs members about pending legislation. It is also responsible for raising money to support ABC-endorsed candidates.

Membership Committee

Chair: Russ Spicuzza
Co-Chair: Jim Kreider

The Membership Committee is responsible for recruiting new members into the association and for overseeing members' acceptance into ABC National's Beam Club, which recognizes ABC's most committed members.

Safety Committee

Chair: Dave Kohler
Co-Chair: Chris Schreckengost

The Safety Committee promotes the importance of safety in the construction work place, develops training programs, and promotes the Safety Training Evaluation Process program.