Being part of an ABCSD committee is a members-only benefit and a great way to develop new skills, forge relationships with fellow members, and help shape the chapter’s activities.


Membership Committee
Chair:

Brad Purinton, Trillium Construction

Vice Chair:

Kyle Cobian, Enterprise Fleet Management

ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Michelle Whittaker

The Membership Committee supports the ABCSD strategic goal to continuously grow and deliver value to a diverse and committed membership. It works to improve business opportunities for merit shop contractors by generating leads for potential new members, facilitating connections, and partnering with ABCSD to provide meaningful events throughout the year dedicated to growing membership. This Committee is responsible for developing innovative new programs and sponsorship outreach for these events.

Meets on the second Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m. at ABCSD Boardroom. Breakfast is served.


Young Professionals Executive Committee
Chair:

Jake Beermann, PRAVA Construction Services

Vice Chair:

Kevin Strahler, West Coast Air Conditioning

ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Michelle Whittaker

The Young Professionals program aims to shape the future of our industry by supporting the growth of emerging construction professionals employed by ABC member companies. The program creates opportunities for young leaders to build relationships, expand their skills, and advance their careers, while continuing to promote open competition and the merit shop philosophy. The Young Professionals Executive Committee leads this group by planning innovative programs to enhance members’ leadership skills, industry knowledge, professional development, and community involvement.

Meets on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom. Breakfast is served.


Safety Committee
Chair:

Lance Taylor, West Coast Air Conditioning

Vice Chair:
ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Jeff Winkler

The Safety Committee supports the ABC strategic goal to establish ABC’s members as the world-class standard for health, safety and working environment in the construction industry. The mission of the Safety Committee is to provide leadership and direction to ABCSD members on these vital issues. The Committee’s goals are to save, protect and enhance the lives of workers and the community; to bring about a renewed commitment to safety and health in the construction industry; and to increase the productivity and competitiveness of ABCSD member companies. Speakers and topics vary month-to-month, covering timely and relevant legislation, CAL/FED OSHA regulations, and reporting issues faced by ABCSD member companies in their day-to-day operations.

Meets on the second Wednesday of each month, 7:00 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom. Breakfast is served.


Legislative/Political Action Committee (PAC)
Chair:
Vice Chair:

Anne Wright, SASC Bonds

ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Shandon Harbour

This committee assesses and identifies candidates for public office and ballot initiatives which will further advance our merit shop apprentice programs, and support fair and open competition in the construction industry. The committee informs our members on critical political issues impacting their freedom to do work as merit shop contractors.

Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 11:30 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom.


Workforce Development Committee
Chair:
ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Tracey Barrett

The mission of the Workforce Development Committee is to establish ABC San Diego as the leading resource for industry training and workforce development needs. Committee members identify specialized classes and programs, and determine direction for outreach and training initiatives to build support for ongoing professional success of the construction workforce.

Meets on the first Thursday of each month, 7:30 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom. Breakfast is served.


Unilateral Apprenticeship Committees (UAC)

The Unilateral Apprenticeship Committees meet monthly. The Committees are responsible for overseeing the administration and enforcement of the apprenticeship program standards. The ABC apprenticeship programs cannot maintain their state approval without active and involved training committee members to oversee the business of the programs. With the continued dedication from our UAC members, ABC apprenticeship training programs will continue to provide quality training and produce the skilled workers of tomorrow.


Electronic System Technician Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee
Chair:

Anthony “AJ” Mazzarella, Bergelectric

Secretary:

Steven Cabaj, Electronic & Telecom Systems

Vice-Chair:

Jeremy Amison, Prime Electrical Services

ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Tracey Barrett & Rothany Soy

Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 10:00 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom. Snacks are served


Electrical Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee
Chair:

Brent Dusenberry, Standard Electronics

Secretary:
Vice Chair:

Clint Dart, Prime Electrical Services

ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Tracey Barrett & Rothany Soy

Meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom. Lunch is served


Sheet Metal / HVAC Unilateral Apprenticeship Committees
Chair:

Sharie West, Strang Heating & Air Conditioning

Secretary:

Daniel Gray, Countywide Mechanical Systems

Vice-Chair:

Bruce Mara, WR Robbins

ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Tracey Barrett & Rothany Soy

Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 9:00 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom. Snacks are served


Plumbing / Pipefitting Unilateral Apprenticeship Committees
Chair:

Kirk Taylor, West Coast Air Conditioning

Secretary:

Jennifer Mouritzen, Pacific Rim Mechanical

Vice-Chair:

Tim Phillips, Collins Plumbing

ABCSD Staff Liaison:

Tracey Barrett & Rothany Soy

Meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 11:00 a.m., ABCSD Boardroom. Lunch is served

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