Young Leaders Conference

Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 4, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm:
12:00pm - 12:30pm
*Sponsored by William Overman Pierce
12:30pm - 12:45pmpm
Opening Announcements
12:45pm - 1:45pm
Opening Keynote Presentation: "Authentic Networking", Julia Wuench, The Authenticity Guide LLC
1:45pm - 2:00pm
2:00pm- 3:00pm
Breakout Session: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Roundtable, led by Betsy Bailey, Carolinas AGC
Others that will be in attendance for the discussion:
  • Sherre DeMao, CEO of Biz Growth Inc. - representing Recording Secretary of NAWIC Charlotte Chapter
  • Nora Spencer, Hope Renovations
  • Ed Roper, President NJR Construction LLC - representing the Minority Contractors Assoc.
2:00pm- 3:00pm
Breakout Session: Alternative Delivery Methods, Stahler McKinney, FMI Corp.
3:00pm - 3:15pm BREAK
3:15pm- 4:20pm
General Session: Technology Symposium
*Sponsored by HCSS
  • Barton Malow Company- Robotics
  • Hilti - Exoskeleton/Human Augmentation
  • BuildingPoint SouthEast - Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality
4:20pm - 4:30pm / 4:30pm - 5:00pm
 End of Session Comments & BREAK
5:00pm- 6:30pm
Young Leader Happy Hour(s)
*Sponsored by Marsh & McLennan Agency
(Dinner on your own)

Friday, November 5, 2021

8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast 
*Sponsored by Blythe Construction
8:30am - 9:15am Legislative Updates & Why it's Important to All of Us,
Leslie Clark, Vice President, Operations, Director, SC Government Relations & Divisions
Betsy Bailey, Director, NC Government Relations & Building Division
Victor Barbour, Director, NC Government Relations & Highway- Heavy Division
Bill Stricker, Director, Utility Division
Dave Simpson, Carolinas AGC President & CEO
9:15am - 9:30am
9:30am- 10:30am
Lessons with an Industry Leader Panel
Sam Hunter, T A Loving Company
Ron Brown, State Utility Contractors, Inc.
Marty McKee, King Asphalt
Paul Mashburn, Mashburn Construction Company
10:30am - 10:45am BREAK
10:45am - 11:45am
"Resilient Leadership", Mike Lee, Elite Performance Coach at Mindshift Labs
11:45am - 12:00pm
YL Conference Closing Comments (end at Noon)
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Carolinas AGC Centennial Celebration  *registration option 2 (additional cost)