Future Leadership Forum members recently completed its philanthropy project to renovate Treehouse’s “Wearhouse”

The space now shines with polished concrete floors, bright modern colors and high-end finishes. Special thanks to John Stout of Weber Thompson, the District Council of Laborers (WALECET Board,) Joseph S. Simmons Construction, the FLF community, and AGC of Washington for their immense contributions to the project.

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It's 2017, and construction in Washington State continues to flourish in our region with the help of strong leadership within the industry and the AGC of Washington. To ensure an equally successful future, it is important for the next group of leaders to develop and prepare themselves for the future challenges of the industry. AGC of Washington recognized the need for a forum that focuses on our young professionals and provides an avenue to their involvement with the AGC. In 2007, AGC's Future Leadership Forum (FLF) was created as that avenue.

ELIGIBILITY  FLF activities are open to all early and mid-career construction-industry professionals employed by an AGC member firm or enrolled as a Young Constructor member (see below) of the AGC of Washington. To get on the mailing list for future activities and events, email Andrew Ledbetter.

PURPOSE AND MISSION   FLF is a program to develop the professional and interpersonal skills of the up-and-coming leaders of Washington's construction industry. FLF is focused on providing events centered on education, professional development and networking to enhance participants' knowledge of the local marketplace, the construction industry, the AGC, and their own potential as leaders.


  • be an open forum for the exchange of ideas
  • be an entry vehicle into AGC to promote new member involvement
  • foster a strong peer network
  • create and promote industry innovation
  • help members stay current on industry trends and best practices, and
  • help strengthen AGC of Washington for the 21st century


2017 FLF Steering-Committee members  
Krissy Dreher (Chair) - McKinstry Company                               
Patrick McQueen - Lease Crutcher Lewis                       
Shannon Benya - Turner Construction Company        
Sarah Cox - Dorsey                                  
Jaci Hayden - The Erection Company                                      
John Schmidt - Ceco
Jarrett Haynes - Howard S. Wright                             
Ashley Praetorius - GLY                                                     
Brett Himes - IMCO General Construction            
JB Gibson - Sellen                                                   
Jeff Christianson - Exxel Pacific                                      
Josiah Mooi - Skanska                                               
Melia Preedy - Oles Morrison                                     
Adrienne Woods - AGC Education Foundation               


Central Washington University 2016-2017 AGC Student-Chapter Governance
     - President  Russell Davis  (Spring ’17 graduation)
     - Vice President  Jessica Harris  (Spring ‘18 graduation)
     - Secretary /Treasurer  Tyler Jones  (Spring ’17 graduation)

Click here to contact the CWU Student Chapter.

University of Washington 2016-2017 AGC Student-Chapter Governance
     - President  Jarrett Ermels
     - Vice President  Emma Parks
     - Treasurer  Griffin Collins
     - Community Relations  Brydon Eakins
     - Campus Outreach  Ruslan Bagaveev
     - Alumni Relations  Craig Wilson

Click here to contact the UW Student Chapter.


Are you an employee of a non-member company, but would like to take part in AGC events? Now you can, as long as you have 15 years or less in the construction industry. For only $100 a year per person, you can take part in all AGC activities.

For information on joining the Young Constructor group, contact Andrew Ledbetter, or click here to view the Young Constructor membership application.

Check out the FLF's LinkedIn page here. Please also check out AGC's Facebook page here.

Contact Andrew Ledbetter to find out how your firm can sponsor FLF activities.








2017 FLF


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Walking in Y’s Shoes:
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Job Market

"AGC Talk" video from the
AGC of Washington
2016 Annual Convention

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Have you participated in FLF events, and would you like to take your involvement to the next level?
Apply today for a spot on the
2018 FLF Steering Committee.

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All FLF events are listed here, on AGC's master Events web page.

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