The ABC President and CEO works with the board to set the association's strategic direction and then builds/leads the team to execute against that plan. He/she is responsible for developing and building consensus around policies, programs and activities designed to serve the needs of a diverse, chapter membership and for ensuring that the organization is run in an effective, ethical and financially responsible manner.
The President & CEO is responsible for the overall leadership and administration of the association. This includes the assessing of member needs, developing programs to meet these needs and conducting these programs in a strategic manner.
• Passion for the free enterprise system and merit shop philosophy; • At least 10 years of leadership, management and decision making experience with direct accountability for results at the executive level, with a budget and staff of comparable size and complexity to that of ABC • Experience building consensus among disparate groups and volunteer leaders with varied and often competing interests • Experience serving as a politically savvy face and voice of an industry or group at the state or national level; a skilled and strategic spokesperson and advocate on public policy issues and with the media. • While experience in the construction industry is not a requirement, knowledge of, or the ability to quickly become substantively credible on, the construction industry and the issues affecting it is important.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically, profitably and for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. ABC's membership represents all... specialties within the U.S. construction industry and is comprised primarily of firms that perform work in the industrial and commercial sectors.