First Woman to Lead the Association
January 23, 2012 South Portland, Maine – Beth Sturtevant received a very warm welcome as she was elected 2013 President on a very chilly day in Maine Wednesday January 23rd. Over 230 members of the Associated General Contractors of Maine (AGC Maine) gathered at the DoubleTree Hotel in South Portland.
Beth is the principal owner and President of CCB, Inc. CCB is a woman-owned company with 67 years in the construction industry. The company is diverse providing construction services in the following markets: advance technology, education, government, healthcare, energy & power generation, pulp & paper, specialty construction and water treatment facilities. CCB is a founding member company of AGC Maine.
“Beth’s leadership on the Board will be very important this year as the industry struggles in a very tough marketplace. Her goals to increase the public awareness of the industry and continue our workforce development investments will benefit our members and the people of Maine,” cited AGC Maine CEO Matthew Marks.
In her speech to the membership she outlined the need to improve the image of the construction industry, “We don’t just draw cash out of the economy… we add value back in so many ways. We build and repair the infrastructure and the physical assets of Maine; we build new; we extend the lives of buildings, airports, roads and bridges; we build state-of-the art facilities to house all sorts of business and industry. We build highly technical electrical and mechanical systems; we build renewable energy systems … it’s an impressive list and one we should be immensely proud of,” Beth stated.
Early in the afternoon leading decision makers provided an economic outlook for Maine. The panel included: Maine Turnpike Authority Executive Director Peter Mills, Maine Department of Transportation Commissioner David Bernhardt, State Economist Amanda Rector and State Director of USDA Rural Development Virginia Manuel.
In the evening Beth introduced Maine Department of Labor Commissioner Jeanne Paquette as the keynote speaker. Commissioner Paquette provided an overview of the Department and the goals for 2013.
“It is an honor to have Beth lead the industry as the first woman President of the Chapter. She clearly outlined her goals to members and I believe the industry will be better for her work,” Marks stated.
Chartered in 1951, the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Maine is the state’s largest construction industry trade association. The Association maintains an office in Augusta and has over 200 members statewide. Member companies include general contractors, sub-contractors, and service and supply providers. For more information visit www.agcmaine.org