Foundation names new president, members to board

The AGC Education Foundation Board of Trustees welcomes Rick Workman, senior project manager of Lease Crutcher Lewis WA, as its new president to the board of trustees. Former president Elaine Ervin, partner at Moss Adams LLP, will move to the past president/treasurer role on the executive committee. Additionally, the Education Foundation would like to welcome four new board members: Gene Colin, Ferguson Construction; Paul Garlock, Lydig Construction; Gregory Mettler, CalPortland; and Thomas Mosby, Puget Sound Skills Center.

Colin is the CEO and Chairman at Ferguson Construction. He has been with the company since 1967, and has been involved with the Foundation since its inception in 1980. He currently serves as the chair of the AGC of Washington’s Government Affairs Council. In 2012, Colin established the Gene Colin Two-Year College Scholarship Fund, which supports students pursuing construction-related degrees at South Seattle College.

Garlock is a certified project superintendent with more than 35 years of construction-industry experience. He started as an apprentice carpenter, and earned his way through the ranks of carpenter to project general superintendent at Lydig Construction. Paul has taught continuing education courses for the Foundation since 1987. He developed, implemented, and currently teaches the Foundation’s Construction Technical Skills (CTS) series. He has taught the Project Manager Development Program (PMDP) and the Supervisory Training Program (STP), and sits on the AGC of America’s STP curriculum task force. Paul has served on the Continuing Education Advisory Committee, and currently serves on the Foundation’s workforce development committee: Tomorrow’s Construction Workforce Today (TCWT). He was awarded the Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Service Award for his years of service.

Mettler is the General Sales Manager of the Washington Division at CalPortland. He received his B.A. in Criminal Justice from Washington State University and his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management. After a 15-year career at the Burke Company and Aluma Systems, Mettler joined CalPortland, then known as Lonestar Northwest, in 1996 in sales and was promoted to General Sales Manager position in 2008. Greg has served on the boards of the local American Concrete Institute chapter and the Puget Sound Concrete Specification Council, and has been on the AGC program committee for three years.

Mosby is the director of the Puget Sound Skills Center, a program that allows high-school juniors and seniors to receive college credit and industry certifications. The program was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Education Career Technical Education (CTE) for a site visit, and is a model program for bridging secondary CTE and apprenticeship programs. Prior to the Skills Center, Thomas was the director of career and technical education at the South Kitsap School District for nine years, where he became familiar with the Foundation through its Education Grants Program; the district has been a multi-year recipient. He received his Doctorate in Education Administration and Leadership from Washington State University.

Workman, Ervin, Colin, Garlock, Mettler and Mosby are all dedicated to developing and promoting construction careers.

Posted by Adrienne Woods on August 9, 2016 | Categories: General. Tags: AGC of Washington, Ferguson Construction, and Gene Colin Two-Year Scholarship Fund.