Anthony brought his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State to Pepper Construction in 2006. While taking on increasing levels of project management responsibility over the past of 16 years, Anthony has worked on some of the company’s most high-profile and complex institutional projects, including renovations at the Art Institute in Chicago, expansion of the Saint Louis Art Museum and, most recently, the renovation and expansion of the Arkansas Museum of Fine Arts in Little Rock. Anthony chairs the Chicagoland AGC CLC Steering Committee, serves as the CLC representative on the Chicagoland AGC Board of Directors, and is the Vice Chair of AGC of America's CLC national Committee. In addition, Anthony continues to support his alma mater as a member of the Iowa State University Industry Advisory Council for Construction Engineering.
Why did you join the National AGC CLC Committee?
I have enjoyed my engagement with AGC members and am proud of what we have accomplished at the chapter level. Joining the team at the national level gives me an opportunity to expand my contributions so I can help to make an even greater impact on continuous improvement efforts across our industry. As I consider what’s next for me and look for more ways in which I can serve, I believe the CLC will be a natural springboard for me to join other AGC of America committees. There is always more to learn and more to do! .
What benefits have you experienced being involved at both the National and Chapter level?
For me, the biggest benefit from being involved at both the Chapter and National levels has been the substantial increase in my engagement within our industry. Being involved has also provided networking opportunities, both locally and nationally, so I can continue to learn, share and grow.
What can others gain by engaging with AGC of America?
I find that I’ve become a true ambassador for the AGC. It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to get involved in our industry at a deeper level. You gain connections to peers across the country, get a better understanding of our current state as an industry and possibly play a role in guiding its future, and learn about best practices while sharing what processes have been most effective for you. Overall, it’s one of the best ways to get involved in our industry while growing both professionally and personally!