The Mission

We positively impact the construction industry with targeted workforce development by:

  • Building a culture of safety
  • Providing innovative continuing education
  • Promoting careers in construction
  • Elevating the industry image
  • Supporting the communities where we live and work


Betsy Bailey

Betsy Bailey
Foundation Director
(704) 372-1450
Dial 1, then ext. 5725


To ensure the construction industry's successful future, it is imperative for the next generation of leaders to properly prepare themselves for the challenges and opportunities ahead.

The Foundation seeks to provide support, personal and professional development through scholarships for future industry professionals.

Community Service

Building a better Carolinas means more than constructing world-class projects; it’s also about creating safe, thriving communities and healthy, self-sustaining citizens.

The Foundation seeks to lead its members through community service projects, throughout the Carolinas, that help provide uplifting opportunities for our fellow Carolinians.

Training and Education

Providing for the education and professional development of the industry, supports our mission of building a culture of safety and providing innovative continuing education. 

The Foundation seeks to provide continuing education opportunities through its Training and Education Program for members and nonmembers alike.


The Foundation works to partner with organizations in both North Carolina and South Carolina to obtain grants to provide opportunities that further its mission.  

The Foundation seeks to provide opportunities for the industry by partnering with organizations on grants.

Foundation Board of Trustees


Purpose: To provide governance and oversight to the Foundation operations, establish the strategic direction; develop policies; monitor the Foundation's financial health, programs, and overall performance; and provide the President & CEO with the resources to meet the goals and objectives.

Mission: To serve the construction industry by financially supporting excellent workforce development and research programs, activities, and services in the Carolinas.

Edison P. CasselsChairEdison Foardecassels@edisonfoard.com101827580
Chad WebbTreasurerCleveland Construction, Inc.cwebb@clevelandconstruction.com30326024203241
Claudia DodgenImmediate Past ChairCrowder Constructors Inc.cdodgen@crowderusa.com501819060
Mark JohnnieCAGC ChairBalfour Beattymjohnnie@balfourbeattyus.com68221091221372
Evan SowellTrusteeLangston Construction Co. of Piedmont LLCevansowell@langstonconstr.com150235083161
Mike HallTrusteeHall Contracting Corporationkmhall@hallcontracting.com15019102256
Scott FantTrusteeReevessfant@reevescc.com15019164274
Kristie Van AukenTrusteeNorth Carolina Department of Public
Matt MeyerTrusteeNC Community College Systemmeyerm@nccommunitycolleges.edu150317075316700
Melissa ColeTrusteePalmetto Corp.mcole@palmettocorp.com1503215468728
Ed RoperTrusteeNJR Construction, LLCeroper@njr-construction.com150322413322414
Fiorella HornaTrusteeEl Centro Hispano, Incfhorna@elcentronc.org150322973 
Grey ParksTrusteeSC Department of Employment and
Richard LatorreTrusteeLatorre Insurancerl@latorreinsurance.com150325187325188
Dave Simpson, CAEPres/CEO/SecCarolinas AGC, Inc.dsimpson@carolinasagc.org2101946082642
Clay TresherAppointed Young Leader RepresentativeMarsh & McLennan Agencyclay.tresher@marshmma.com2753062501007
Betsy BaileyStaff LiaisonCarolinas AGC, Inc.bbailey@carolinasagc.org3103114962642
Questions about Foundation? Contact Betsy Bailey | (704) 372-1450 x5725