"Never confuse motion with action." - Benjamin Franklin, American statesman
Committee Leaders for East Florida Builders and Contractors
ABC Florida East Coast Chapter prides itself in providing high quality
services to its members. To remain on the cutting edge of ideas, ABC gains
member perspective and insight via various committees.
The committees work throughout the year to advocate on behalf of members
and the organizations they serve.
Some committees and staff members work closely with state legislators
to promote understanding and gain support for issues affecting the provision
of services to the construction industry.
We champion the highest standards of excellence and recognition in the
industry! For specific meeting dates and discussion topics, please contact
the appropriate staff liaison listed below.
ABC Institute Technical & Safety Training
Development, recommendation, implementation, monitor and evaluate the
operational apprenticeship policies. Support and enhance the programs
by continuing to update to the industry’s technical standards. Make
recommendations to the ABC Institute staff relative to changes in acts
Education & Leadership
Addresses all education needs including, but not limited to, basic job
skills, business critical skills, management and leadership education,
necessary skills to grow a business, and others.
The Events committee serves to encourage participation and networking
amongst ABC members in order to create a greater sense of camaraderie
within the association and to promote growth to enhance the membership value.
Chair: Brad Weiss, Benson, Mucci & Weiss, PL
Vice Chair: Jeff Emerson, Hypower, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Jill Siegel
This committee drives the legislative agenda for the chapter and discusses,
among other things, federal concerns, state legislative priorities, local
legislative priorities, political endorsements, grassroots/grasstops,
public relations and fundraising.
Membership Recruitment and Retention
The Membership Committee comes together to organize and implement membership
goals to aid in member retention and recruitment.
The Miami-Dade Council is an advisory body that meets monthly to provide
guidance and leadership to ABC and its presence in Miami-Dade County.
The Council body is established annually.
A group of politically minded members who are well versed on Space Coast
and Associated Builders and Contractors political issues and who can speak
at appropriate times both locally and more broadly when the opportunity
This committee comes together to plan the annual ABC-FEC Islamorada Backcountry
Fishing Tournament that benefits the ABC Florida East Coast Chapter’s
Chair: Jesus Vazquez, NV2A Group
Vice Chair: Bernard Paul-Hus, Hypower, Inc.
Staff Liaisons: Jill Siegel & Ashley McElheny
This committee works to grow participation in the association among emerging
leaders and young professionals through networking opportunities and the
continued growth and cultivation of the LeadershipABC program.
Chair: Armando Diaz, Suffolk Construction Company
Vice Chair: Shawn Paleveda, Tri-City Electrical Contractors
Staff Liaisons: Jill Siegel & Chris Jimenez