AGC Inaugurates First Woman President

Kristine Young, the chief executive officer of Des Moines, Iowa-based Miller the Driller, was sworn in Friday as the first female president of the Associated General Contractors of America.  As president, Young will oversee AGC’s efforts to advocate for measures to boost demand for construction activity by enacting pro-growth tax and trade policies and making much-needed investments to the nation’s aging infrastructure. In addition to Young, AGC inaugurated Joseph Jarboe, senior vice president of Clark Construction Group, Bethesda, Md., as senior vice president.  Paul Diederich, president of Industrial Builders, Inc., West Fargo, N.D., is AGC's new vice president, and Howard Pebley, president of McAllen Construction, Inc., McAllen, Texas, is the treasurer. The news was covered by the Des Moines Register and Engineering News-Record. Bloomberg also published a story about Young's inauguration.