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January 27, 2014
At its Jan. 24 annual meeting at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle, the AGC of Washington elected its 2014 slate of officers and board members. The officers are:
Joe Simmons is president of Joseph S. Simmons Construction, a general contractor working throughout Western Washington. After graduating in 1976 from the University of Washington’s construction management program, he worked for three AGC contractors as an estimator and project manager. He started Joseph S. Simmons Construction in 1985, and also owns C/I Properties, which owns and manages commercial properties throughout King County. He has been an active member in the AGC since 1976. He lives in north Seattle with his wife, Susan.
First Vice President
Gary Smith is president of Lease Crutcher Lewis. A 35-year construction professional, he has been with Lewis since 1996 and prior to that spent several years with Wright Schuchart. Smith is property committee chair and a board member for the AGC of Washington, and serves on the boards of the Northwest Construction Consumer Council and Seattle Aquarium. In 2012, he was AGC of Washington’s Contractor of the Year. Smith and his wife, Ann, live on Capitol Hill and enjoy boating.
Second Vice President
For more than 25 years Nancy Munro has managed the administrative operations at MidMountain Contractors, a heavy-civil contractor that has been active since 1988 in the AGC and National Utility Contractors Association. Munro is involved in the AGC programs committee and serves on the board. She started MidMountain’s Giving Back to the Community program. She lives in Bothell with her husband, Rod.
Mark Seaman is the CFO and secretary-treasurer of Abbott Construction, a general contractor with offices in Seattle, Arcadia, Calif., and Lake Oswego, Ore. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1977, he worked in the San Francisco area for 20 years in real estate finance, construction and asset management. He moved to Seattle in 1996 and was a controller at MacDonald-Miller before landing at J.R. Abbott Construction in 1998 as CFO. Seaman and six other principals bought J.R. Abbott Construction in 2006. He is an active member of the AGC of Washington and Construction Financial Management Association. He lives in Bellevue with his wife, Cindy.
Butch Brooks is owner of Brooks Construction Management, which specializes in construction management, pre-construction and value-engineering consulting. Brooks has worked for two AGC contractors, including 26 years at Woodworth and Co., where he joined as project manager and became president in 2009. He has served in a variety of capacities for the AGC of Washington, including the board of trustees, chairing the government affairs council, and participating for nearly two decades on labor committees and trust funds. In 2005, he was AGC of Washington’s Contractor of the Year. Brooks is a past president of the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association, was on the Fife City Council (including a year as the Mayor pro-tem), and is on the Pierce County Regional Council. After coaching a girl’s fast-pitch softball team for eight years, Brooks spends his spare time golfing and fishing. He and his wife, Barb, have two daughters, Sarah and Becky.
The board members are:
• Delton Bonds, Mountain States Construction Co.
• Ken Day, Ness Cranes (a division of Ness & Campbell Crane)
• Paul Cressman Jr., Ahlers & Cressman
• John S. Korsmo Jr., Korsmo Construction
• Jake Jacobson, Osborne Construction Co.
• Todd Kunzman, Andgar Corp.
• Brent Levander, Centennial Contractors Enterprises
• Brian Westerlund, Veca Electric & Technologies
• Annie Lombroia, Ashbaugh Beal
• John Parker, Unimark Construction Group
• Glyn Slattery, Lydig Construction
• Sharon Young, Concord Construction
• John Schaufelberger, dean, University of Washington College of Built Environments
(Editor's note: The list of board members has been changed. The AGC originally supplied the wrong list.)