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ABC announces 2024 national chair, executive committee

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced that Buddy Henley, president, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, was elected the 2024 ABC national chair at a board of directors meeting held in conjunction with the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Rancho Mirage, CA.

“ABC provides the opportunities and tools to be successful in construction, an industry that I chose when I was 16, climbing the ladder until achieving my career dreams as the president of a family-owned contractor,” Henley said in a Nov. 16 statement. “ABC creates the conditions for us to succeed in the industry.

“The honor of serving as ABC’s national chair allows me and my leadership team to have a lasting impact on strengthening the merit shop construction industry on so many levels, including delivering on ABC’s strategic goals of establishing our members as the industry leaders in total human health, safety and environment; increasing ABC’s strength in the political arena; expanding workforce development; and growing a diverse and committed membership.”

“The 2024 ABC Executive Committee leads the merit shop construction industry and will add value to the association, this vibrant industry and ABC members’ cultures and bottom lines by helping them develop their people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “Working with exceptional leaders like Buddy, Chair-Elect David Pugh, Secretary ‘Murph’ Murphy and all of our 2024 elected leaders, ABC will continue to be an organization of high trust, high collaboration and effective communication to deliver value to our members, industry and community.”

The members of ABC’s 2024 Executive Committee, who will take office on Jan. 1, 2024, are:

  • Chair of the ABC board of directors: Buddy Henley, president, Henley Construction Co. Inc., Gaithersburg, Maryland
  • Chair-elect: J. David Pugh, partner, Bradley, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Secretary and Northeast region vice chair: Thomas “Murph” Murphy, vice president of
  • Aggregates Division, Power & Construction Group, Scottsville, New York
  • Treasurer: Larry May, CPA, CVA, partner, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, Jackson, Mississippi
  • Immediate past chair: Milton Graugnard, executive vice president, Cajun Industries LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Mid-Atlantic region vice chair: Lorri Grayson, partner and founder, GGA Construction, Middletown, Delaware
  • Mid-America region vice chair: Brett McWilliams, partner, Pride One Construction, Medina, Ohio
  • Southeast region vice chair: Kerrick Whisenant, president, Limestone Building Group LLC, Hartselle, Alabama
  • South Central region vice chair: Brandon Mabile, strategic development manager, Performance Contractors Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Mountain West region vice chair: Steve Grauer, regional vice president, Southwest Region of Hensel Phelps Construction, Phoenix
  • Pacific region vice chair: Greg Schniegenberg, chief operations officer of construction operations, Royal Electric Co., Sacramento, California
  • Midwest region vice chair: Jim Ellis, vice president and COO, Price Electric, Robins, Iowa
  • Chapter presidents’ liaison: G. David Sload, president and CEO, ABC Keystone Chapter
  • ABC national president and CEO: Michael Bellaman
Mark Buckshon
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Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.


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