Leadership

AGC of America is governed by a Management Committee, Board of Directors and a Board of Governors.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is the governing body of the Association. The Board has full authority to define policy governing its own conduct and the affairs of the Association.The Board is composed of the AGC Officers, the Occupational Division Chairs and Vice Chairs, the Specialty Contractors Council Chair, the Service & Supply Council Chair, the President of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), and nine (9) members selected by the President.

The 2013 AGC Officers are:

Paul Diederich

Paul W. Diederich

AGC President - 2013

Paul has been involved in the construction field since 1972. He obtained a B.S. degree in construction with honors from Arizona State University in 1980. Industrial Builders, Inc. is a family-owned general contractor that performs bridge, site development, concrete, piling, structural steel, building, marine, sub-soil dewatering, demolition and rotomilling projects.

He is a member of the American Institute of Constructors, the Consulting Constructors Council, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Associated General Contractors of America and TRIP. He serves as president of the North Dakota State University Construction Industry Advisory Committee, and senior vice president of the AGC of America. He is a past president of the Fargo Country Club, the AGC of North Dakota, the AGC Education and Research Foundation, and past chairman of TRIP.

Charles l. Greco

Alan L. Landes

AGC Senior Vice President - 2013

Mr. Landes, President and COO of Herzog Contracting Corp., has been with Herzog for 40 years. He has held positions such as Office Engineer, Estimator, Chief Estimator, Pacific Division Vice President and General Manager (13 years) and COO since 2002. Mr. Landes is responsible more than $500,000,000 of annual work in all phases of Herzog?s rail transportation, railroad services, highway, civil, and environmental divisions. Mr. Landes is active in community service and is the past president of the board of the Sickle Cell Disease Research Foundation and was chairman of its fundraising and finance committees. Mr. Landes is active and involved with the national AGC; NRC; ACIG, President, AGC of California; Vice President, AGCC District Board; AGCC PAC Committee, Chairman; AGCC/Rail Construction Corp. Committee; and has served as President to The BEAVERS and their Charitable Trust

Charles l. Greco

Charles L. Greco

AGC Vice President - 2013

Chuck Greco, through his 34 years with Linbeck, has played many key roles in the construction process from field engineer to superintendent, project manager, client executive, chief operating officer and President/CEO.   Today, as Chairman, Chuck applies lessons learned and best practices to priorities that include preserving the company’s innovative and creative culture, ensuring workplace safety, promoting the benefits of Lean Construction, supporting industry initiatives through The Associated General Contractors of America association and generating corporate growth and opportunity.

Chuck’s personal passions are workplace safety and Lean Construction. Under his direction, Linbeck embraced an innovative and industry-leading Behavior Based Safety program that is held up as an industry model. Through this visionary program, Linbeck has attained one of the best workplace safety records in the building industry.  Linbeck is one of the pioneer firms in the development of Lean Construction culture and practices.

Projects completed under Chuck’s direction include seven AGC Build America Award winners and one Grand Award Winner: Space Center Houston (1992), the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall (2000), Texas Heart Institute’s Denton A. Cooley Building (2002), the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art (2003), the Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart (2009), the Winspear Opera House (2010) and the TCU Mary Wright Admission Center (2011).  The Winspear Opera House also received the Grand Award (2010).

Chuck is a San Antonio native and received his Bachelor of Science in Building Construction from Texas A&M University. At A&M, he was a member of the Corps of Cadets serving as Cadet Captain, Executive Officer, and graduated with the honor of Distinguished Military Student.  After college, Chuck served as a US Army reservist for six years. He also completed executive education studies at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Chuck is a past President of the Construction Industry Advisory Council for Texas A&M’s Department of Construction Science. Chuck was recognized as a distinguished alumnus of the College of Architecture at A&M in 2005 and has served on the Dean’s Advisory Council Executive Committee.

Chuck serves as an AGC National Director representing Texas and is the incoming Vice President of the Board of Governors of AGC of America.  Chuck also serves as Past Chair of the AGC Building Division, as well as, past Chair of the Lean Construction Forum where he received Chair of the Year honors.  He serves on the Board of Directors of the AGC Houston Chapter and on the Board of Directors, AGC Texas Building Branch.  He is also a board member of The Lean Construction Institute, and a past board member of the Construction Industry Round Table.

 In his personal life, Chuck is an avid outdoorsman and serves as a Regional Director for the Texas Wildlife Association.  Chuck and his wife of 34 years, Brenda, have two children and four grandchildren and live in San Antonio, Texas.

WM. Brian Burgett

WM. Brian Burgett

AGC Treasurer - 2013

Mr. Burgett has provided direct, daily, overall leadership of Kokosing's various divisions and affiliated companies.  He has provided managerial skills to guide the company through 30 years of significant growth and expansion.  His tenure as President and CEO includes major acquisitions, increased diversification of the company, an expanded geographic area of operations, and a twenty-fold increase in company revenues.

In addition to his overall management responsibilities, Mr. Burgett continues to take an active role in the development of major projects and maintains regular contact with operations. He has been instrumental in the introduction of the "Project Partnering" concept to ODOT, many municipalities, and private owners.

Management Committee

The AGC Management Committee manages the day-to-day affairs of the Association and has the authority to transact the affairs of the Executive Board between its meetings. The Management Committee is composed of four AGC Officers who are elected annually and take their seats at the AGC Convention in March each year.

Executive Staff

Stephen Sandherr

Stephen E. Sandherr

Chief Executive Officer

Stephen Sandherr joined the AGC of America staff in 1984 as Assistant Director of Collective Bargaining Services. From 1986 to 1989 he served as AGC's Director of Congressional Relations. He practiced law with the firm of Thompson, Mann and Hutson in Washington, DC from 1989 to 1990, and served as Labor and Small Business Counsel for the National Association of Home Builders from 1990 to 1991. He rejoined AGC as Executive Director of Congressional Relations and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 1997.

Currently, as Chief Executive Officer, Steve's role is to maintain relations with AGC's 95 chapters nationwide, coordinate government relations activities and enhance AGC's involvement with business coalitions. In 2006, the American Society of Association Executives cited AGC as one of 9 "remarkable" associations in its landmark study "7 Measures of Success: What Remarkable Associations Do That Others Don't."

Steve is a 1980 graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Political Science. He earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America in 1983, and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is a trustee of the National Building Museum in Washington.

He resides with his wife, Cynthia, in Alexandria, Virginia.

David Lukens

David R. Lukens

Chief Operating Officer

David R. Lukens joined the AGC of America staff in 1987 as Director of AGC's Highway Division. Since then he has also served as Executive Director of Market Services and Senior Director of Market & Jobsite Services.

After graduating in 1975 from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, he began his career as an engineering consultant to municipal clients in southeastern Pennsylvania. President Reagan appointed Dave to the Federal Highway Administration, where he served from 1981 to 1986. In 1986-1987 he was Senior Professional Staff Member for the U.S. House Public Works and Transportation Committee.

Currently, as Chief Operating officer, Dave is responsible for directing the daily activities of the national staff.

Dave resides with his wife, Holly in Fairfax, Virginia.