Las Vegas
Nov. 11-15


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Maury Baskin
Maury Baskin General Counsel , ABC
Maury Baskin serves as ABC’s general counsel and is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C., office of Littler Mendelson P.C. and Littler’s Construction Industry Group. He is one of the chief legal advocates for the rights of employers on government-mandated project labor agreements, prevailing wage expansion and union corporate campaigns throughout the country. Baskin has substantial litigation experience before the federal and state courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Mike Comer
Mike Comer President , The Hayes Group International Inc.
Mike Comer is president of The Hayes Group International Inc. He serves as a coach to leaders, providing individualized feedback and development plans to enhance leadership skills for senior executive-level managers as well as front-line supervisors. He has more than 30 years of consulting experience in organizational and team development, leadership assessment and development and training development and delivery with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, nonprofits and smaller organizations.

Katy Driver
Katy Driver Director of Membership Development , ABC National
Katy Driver, director of membership development, started with the ABC Greater Houston Chapter in 2011 and then joined the ABC national team in 2015.  She works closely with the chapter staff, boards and membership committees to promote member-driven recruitment and retention.  Driver lives in Houston with her beagle, Lily.

Paige S. Kelly
Paige S. Kelly Consultant , Center for Strategic Leadership at FMI
As a consultant for the Center for Strategic Leadership at FMI, Paige Kelly works with a wide range of construction industry firms to impact their leadership effectiveness through targeted development and training. She develops strategies unique to the client that address a variety of leadership challenges and is a facilitator at FMI’s Leadership Institute and other training programs. Paige enjoys creating lasting change for clients and integrating new industry research into the mix.

John Nienstedt
John Nienstedt Co-Founder & Owner , Competitive Edge Research & Communication Inc
John Nienstedt is the co-founder and owner of Competitive Edge Research & Communication Inc., a leader in computerized polling with predictive dialers. He launched the KPBS/Competitive Edge Research San Diego County Opinion Assessment and partnered the San Diego Institute for Policy Research to conduct surveys of county residents. He is a frequent speaker at campaign seminars and has written on politics and polling for The San Diego Union-Tribune and Campaigns & Elections magazine.

Tony Rader
Tony Rader President , National Roofing Partners
Tony Rader, vice president of National Roofing Partners, Coppell, Texas, is ABC’s 2018 chair-elect. Previously he was ABC’s South Central region vice chairman. He served on the board from 2008 to 2012, is a member of the ABC Services Corp. board of directors and has been a trustee of the association’s political action committee, ABC PAC, since 2009. Rader served as chairman of the ABC TEXO Chapter in 2010.

Ed Rowell
Ed Rowell Senior Consultant , FMI Center for Strategic Leadership
As a senior consultant with FMI’s Center for Strategic Leadership, Ed Rowell is committed to building exceptional leaders for the engineering, construction and design industries—one leader at a time. In addition to working with the CSL’s consulting practice, he is a facilitator at the CSL’s Leadership Institute. As an executive coach, Ed partners with leaders as they gain insight, learn new practices, change behaviors and increase effectiveness and satisfaction in all facets of life.

Scott Schwefel
Scott Schwefel Speaker, Writer, Consultant and Coach , Entrepreneur
Scott Schwefel speaks from experience. A serial entrepreneur, he created and sold three businesses by age 40, and now works with organizations that want to develop new communication strategies that increase sales, profits and productivity. He is the author of four books and has personally coached more than 1,500 CEOs. His business today consists of speaking, writing, webinars, consulting and coaching around the world.

Ray Zamora
Ray Zamora President , AnchorBuilt Inc.
Ray Zamora, president of AnchorBuilt Inc., Albuquerque, N.M., is ABC’s 2018 secretary and Mountain West region vice chair. Zamora also served two consecutive terms as chair of the board for the ABC New Mexico Chapter. During his tenure, Zamora was active in defeating a potential project labor agreement in Santa Fe, N.M. He also worked to expand the apprenticeship program into the southern region of New Mexico.

Brian Sampson
Brian Sampson President & CEO , ABC Empire Chapter
As President of Associated Builders and Contractors, Empire State Chapter, Brian Sampson is responsible for coordinating its political and policy agenda, advocating for reform in state government, and promoting the overall growth of the construction industry on behalf of ABC’s more than 400 construction and contracting firms across New York State.

Eric Regelin
Eric Regelin NA , NA
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