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Committees are an integral part of our association and are one of the most effective environments for networking and developing relationships within the association. Committee members contribute to the decisions that guide our chapter and ensure the chapter's strategic plan goals are met. See below for a list of our various committees. To get started and sign up to participate call the ABC office at 410-267-0347.
Membership & Growth Committee
By attracting quality construction and construction-related businesses, the Membership Committee promotes the chapter's growth. The committee also nurtures new members' involvement, ensuring the stability of the association and assisting members with getting the most benefit from their membership through involvement with the association's services, programs and events.
Chair: Elizabeth Justis, Scaffold Resource
Board Liaison: Hall Chaney, Chaney Enterprises
We educate members and politicians on national, state and local legislative matters affecting our industry. The Legislative Committee is ABC’s voice to ensure that ABC continues to be recognized as a premier resource for construction workplace issues. This committee meets as needed, centered on current legislative issues pertaining to our members.
Chair: Wes Pumphrey, Sandy Spring Insurance
Board Liaison: Mike Deskin, Dresner Group
On the forefront of best practices and ever-changing mandates affecting safety requirements in the industry, the Safety Committee provides training and safety awareness to members through conferences, seminars and classes.
Chair: Dean D'Camera, D'Camera Group
Board Liaison: Ben Harries, BuilderGuru Contracting|Gardiner & Gardiner
Craft Training & Apprenticeship Committee
Driving the direction of the Chesapeake Construction Education and Apprenticeship Trust, the committee ensures each of the educational programs has a positive and measurable effect on both students and employers.
Chair: Dan Mathias, Absolute Fire Protection, Inc.
Board Liaison: Leon Bromley, Rommel Construction
This committee plans and executes annual programs, meetings, and events to promote the Merit Shop philosophy as well as build chapter visibility and business opportunities for members. We organize chapter events; i.e. Networking events, Excellence in Construction & Safety Awards Banquet, Crab Feasts, Holiday Gala, and much more.
Chair & Board Liaison: Tricia Baldwin, Reliable Contracting
Stanley Cup Golf Tournament Committee
The golf committee is responsible for planning the chapter’s annual Stanley Cup Golf Tournament and networking reception, as well as attaining sponsorships, prize donations and players.
Chair & Board Liaison: Jeff Ferguson, Ferguson Trenching Co., Inc.
ABC Chesapeake Shores Young Professionals is geared toward members under the age of 40, ABC Chesapeake Shores Young Professionals aims to bring together emerging leaders within our Chapter. The purpose is to create opportunities for them to build new relationships, expand their skills, and advance their careers while continuing to promote open competition and the merit shop philosophy.