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The Birmingham Section started 2015 with a political reception at the Murray Building Co. jobsite at the old Merita Bread Bakery. More than 150 members were in attendance with city and state officials. Everyone enjoyed a tour of the site as well as barbecue from Joe McNabb and Hendrix Chevrolet.

It’s All About the People

For nearly 100 years, the Alabama AGC’s philosophy has been that the Board sets policy and the staff implements it. That works well as long as you have the right people in the right places.

It is obvious that the leadership from our members has been outstanding over the years. And with more than $100 million in the bank the Alabama AGC has the resources to make things happen in our industry.

So, the responsibility falls to the staff to put into practice the outstanding policy set by the Board. There are many ways to measure a staff’s efficiency and talent, but perhaps one of the best is longevity. Experience – gained through hard work and dedication -- means a lot to an organization. The 21-member Alabama AGC staff (we are currently searching for number 22) certainly brings experience to the table.

Recently we distributed pins to 10 of our employees.

Charlotte Kopf, Mobile Section manager, received the highest honor with a pin marking 40 years of service. Charlotte’s dedication and expertise is unparalleled and the Alabama AGC is proud of her accomplishment. She actually has worked for AGC for 42 years.

Tammy King, vice president/underwriting for CompTrustAGC and Bill Caton, Alabama AGC chief operating officer, both received 20-year pins. Tammy has been with AGC 24 years and Bill has been at Alabama AGC for 23 years.

Melody Cross, Shoals Section manager, Josh West, vice president/loss control for CompTrustAGC, and Anna Rosato-Brown, events coordinator, all received 10-year pins. Melody has been with AGC 10 years, Josh, 15, and Anna, 15.

Mary Yarbrough, controller, Susan Collins, CompTrustAGC assistant/conference center coordinator, Jennifer Chesnut, executive assistant, and Tom Robinson, CompTrustAGC loss control consultant, all received 10-year pins. Mary and Susan have been with AGC 13 years, Jennifer 12, and Tom, 11.

Chris Williams, director of governmental affairs, and Darrell Henry, North Section manager, both will receive pins later this year, Chris for 25 years of service and Darrell for 15 years.

All told, Alabama AGC brings 275 years of experience to the table. We are proud of our people for their dedication and longevity.

And our members know they can bank on that consistency continuing to make a difference in the largest and best non-residential construction trade association in Alabama.