WebEd: Plenty of Projects but Workforce Worries Persist: the 2020 Hiring and Business Outlook

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Will 2020 be a year of plenty of work? Will the worker shortage ease or worsen? How are contractors turning to training and technology to get more done? Hear the answers contractors gave to these and other questions in the 2020 AGC of America-Sage Hiring and Business Outlook Survey, along with the steps AGC of America is taking to help. In this lively one-hour WebEd, you'll hear from AGC CEO Steve Sandherr, Chief Economist Ken Simonson, and Sage VP Dustin Anderson, and you'll get to pose your own questions.


Stephen E. Sadherr
Chief Executive Officer 
Associated General Contractors of America

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, D.C., 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 in 1991 and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in 1997.

Currently, as Chief Executive Officer, Steve’s role is to maintain relations with AGC’s national network of chapters, coordinate government relations activities and enhance AGC’s involvement with business coalitions.  CEO Update, which tracks people in association and non-profit executive careers, listed Steve as a top CEO in 2009, and a Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, listed Steve as a top lobbyist for the last ten years, representing the only commercial construction industry association on the Top Lobbyists of 2009 - 2018 lists.

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.

Kenneth D. Simonson
Chief Economist
Associated General Contractors of America

Ken Simonson has been AGC’s chief economist since 2001. He provides insight into the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries through frequent media interviews, presentations and the Data DIGest, his weekly one-page e-newsletter that goes to 43,000 subscribers.

Ken has more than 40 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He currently serves on the Census Bureau’s Scientific Advisory Committee. He is a Fellow and past president of the National Association for Business Economics, and he is co-director of the Tax Economists Forum, a professional meeting group he co-founded in 1982.

Ken has a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, and an MA in economics from Northwestern University.

Dustin Anderson

Vice President 
Sage Construction 

Dustin Anderson is a dynamic construction software executive with more than 20 years of success in sales and operations. He is keen about driving healthy change in construction and real estate through technology. As a natural leader and decision maker, Dustin enjoys focusing on strategic vision, process improvements, planning, and execution. He has deep knowledge of integrated technology solutions and is passionate about innovative technology initiatives such as Internet of Things, Machine Learning, and Intelligent Buildings.

Dustin currently leads Sage’s Construction and Real Estate practice in North America and is an active member of Sage North America’s executive leadership team. He is responsible for establishing and achieving business goals through the coordinated management of the Construction and Real Estate business unit’s sales and operations teams. Prior to joining Sage, Anderson led SAP’s Construction and Real Estate efforts for the Americas.

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