AGC Elects 2014 Officers and Board Members

AGC of Washington elected a new group of officers at its 2014 annual convention held Jan. 24 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Seattle. The association welcomed Joe Simmons Joseph S. Simmons Construction as president; Gary Smith Lease Crutcher Lewis as first vice president; Mark Seaman Abbott Construction as treasurer; Nancy Munro MidMountain Contractors as second vice president and Butch Brooks Brooks Construction Management as past president.

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L-R: Simmons Smith Munro Seaman.

Joseph Simmons is the president of Joseph S. Simmons Construction Inc. a general contractor doing work throughout western Washington. After graduating from the University of Washington in construction management in 1976 he worked for three AGC-member contractors as an estimator and project manager.  Joe then started Joseph S. Simmons Construction in 1985. He also owns C/I Properties started in 1986 which owns and manages commercial properties throughout King County.  Joe has been an active member in AGC since 1976 and lives in north Seattle with his wife Susan.

Gary Smith is President of Lease Crutcher Lewis. A 35-year construction professional he has been with Lewis since 1996. Prior to joining Lewis Gary spent several years with the Wright Schuchart family of companies. Gary is Property Committee Chair and board member for AGC of Washington and serves as a board member at the Northwest Construction Consumer Council. Gary was recognized by the AGC of Washington as the 2012 Contractor of the Year. Gary and his wife Ann live on Capitol Hill and enjoy traveling and boating throughout Northwest waters. Gary has a passion for the marine environment and also serves on the board of the Seattle Aquarium.

Nancy Munro has managed the administrative operations for MidMountain Contractors for over 25 years. MidMountain Contractors operates in a heavy civil contracting environment and is an active member of AGC and NUCA since 1988. She is involved in AGC programs committee and serves on the board as a trustee. Nancy maintains the passion to construct our communities and that it is essential to give back to the communities we live and work in. Nancy started the company’s “Giving Back to the Community” program. She lives in Bothell with her husband Rod.

Mark Seaman is the CFO and secretary-treasurer of Abbott Construction Inc. a general construction company with offices in Seattle Arcadia CA and Lake Oswego OR. After graduating from UC Berkeley in 1977 he worked in the San Francisco area for 20 years in real estate finance construction and asset management. He moved to Seattle in 1996 and was a controller at McDonald Miller before landing at J.R. Abbott Construction Inc. as their CFO in 1998. Mark and a partnership of six other principals purchased J.R. Abbott Construction Inc. in May of 2006. He is an active member of the AGC of Washington and CFMA and lives in Bellevue with his wife Cindy.

Butch Brooks is the owner of Brooks Construction Management which specializes in construction management services preconstruction and value-engineering consulting. Butch has worked for two AGC contractors including 26 years with Woodworth and Company Inc. where he joined the firm as a project manager and after various promotions was named president in 2009. He has served in a variety of capacities for AGC of Washington including multiple terms on the board of trustees chairing the government affairs council and serving for nearly two decades on various labor committees and trust funds. AGC of Washington honored Butch by naming him as the 2005 Contractor of the Year. In addition to his service to AGC Butch is a past president of the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association and has served on the Fife City Council including a year as mayor pro-tem and serving as the city’s representative on the Pierce County Regional Council. After coaching a girl’s fast-pitch team for eight years Butch now enjoys any spare time golfing and fishing. Butch and his wife Barb have two daughters Sarah and Becky.

AGC’s 2014 Board of Trustees includes Delton Bonds Mountain States Construction Company; Ken Day Ness Cranes a Div. of Ness & Campbell Crane Inc.; Jake Jacobson Osborne Construction Company; Paul Cressman Jr.Ahlers & Cressman; Brian Westerlund Veca Electric & Technologies; John S. Korsmo Jr. Korsmo Construction Inc.Todd Kunzman Andgar Corporation; Brent Levander Centennial Contractors Enterprises Inc.; Annie Lombroia Ashbaugh Beal; John Parker UNIMARK Construction Group LLC; Glyn Slattery Lydig Construction Inc. and Sharon Young of Concord Construction Inc. John Schaufelberger Dean of the UW College of Built Environments is the boards non-member trustee.