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Committee Leaders for East Florida Builders and Contractors

Membership Voice

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
Education and Training

Addresses all education and training needs including, but not limited to: basic job skills, task, craft/apprenticeship, business critical skills, management and leadership edification, necessary skills to grow a business, and others. They development, recommendation, implementation, monitor and evaluate the industry’s education and training needs.
Chair: Brad Weiss, Benson, Mucci & Weiss P.L.
Vice Chair: Saul Pacheco, The Ryan Companies
Staff Liaison: Ruth Tirado
Contact: rtirado@wetrain.org

ABC Institute

Support and enhance the educational and training programs by continuing to update to the industry’s technical standards. Make recommendations to the ABC Institute staff relative to changes in acts affecting the construction trades.
Chair: Cindy Sikora, Moraca Builders, Inc.
Staff Liaison: Ruth Tirado
Contact: rtirado@wetrain.org

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: Jeff Emerson, Hypower, Inc.
Staff Liaisons: Jill Siegel & Alexandra Gattuso
Contact: jill@abceastflorida.com; agattuso@abceastflorida.com

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.
Chair: George Cuesta, Cuesta Construction
Vice Chair: 
Howard Newman, Bateman, Gordon and Sands
Staff Liaison: Carol Bowen
Contact: cbowen@abceastflorida.com

Membership Recruitment and Retention
The Membership Committee comes together to organize and implement membership goals to aid in member retention and recruitment.
Chair: Brett Atkinson, Moss
Vice Chair: Carl DeNunzio, American Cutting and Drilling Co., Inc.
Staff Liaisons: Jay Sweeney & Chris Jimenez
Contact: jsweeney@abceastflorida.com; cjimenez@abceastflorida.com

Miami-Dade Council
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.
Chair: Patricia Bonilla, Lunacon Construction Group
Vice-Chair: Chris Ramos, South Florida Controls
Staff Liaisons: Jay Sweeney & Chris Jimenez
Contact: jsweeney@abceastflorida.com; cjimenez@abceastflorida.com

Space Coast
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 presents itself.
Jan Miorelli jmiorellli@abceastflorida.com

Fishing Tournament
This committee comes together to plan the annual ABC-FEC Islamorada Backcountry Fishing Tournament that benefits the ABC Florida East Coast Chapter’s Political Committee.
Co-Chairs: Bernard Paul-Hus, Hypower, Inc. and Jesus Vazquez, NV2A Group
Staff Liaisons: Jill Siegel & Alexandra Gattuso
Contact: jill@abceastflorida.com; agattuso@abceastflorida.com

Young Professionals
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: Holly Loeffler, Moss Construction
Staff Liaisons: Jill Siegel, Chris Jimenez and Alexandra Gattuso
Contact: jill@abceastflorida.com; cjimenez@abceastflorida.com; agattuso@abceastflorida.com

Why Choose ABC?

  • The Most Influential
  • National & State Presence
  • More Contractor Members (GCs & Subs)
  • Leading Provider Of Education & Training
  • Reinvests In The Industry