Peter Tateishi, chief executive officer of AGC of California (AGC), was awarded a 2022 Built Community Impact Award from BuildOUT California, on Wednesday, June 1, to celebrate his contributions to the economic empowerment of LGBTQ+ and allied businesses and professionals in construction.
“AGC of California and the construction industry have come a long way in a short time to make every member of our workforce feel included and important,” said Tateishi. “Building a strong workforce requires that we hear diverse voices, which bring vibrant perspectives needed to build a strong California. I am honored to receive this award and committed to continuing to advocate for equity in construction.”
AGC, along with AGC Construction Education Foundation (CEF), launched a landmark partnership in 2021 with BuildOUT California, the world’s first industry association dedicated to the sustainable growth of LGBTQ+ owned and certified businesses. Since, Tateishi has challenged the construction community to consider and implement practices toward greater equity and inclusion, and dedicated AGC of California to help build a workforce that represents the state’s demographics.
Under Tateishi’s leadership, AGC of California launched a Diversity & Inclusion Task Force, a group dedicated to advancing AGC’s commitment to increasing diversity, equity and inclusion, that provides AGC’s State Board with actionable input on policies, programs, trainings and best practices respective to workforce, subcontractor, and supplier diversity and inclusion. In 2021, the association hosted its first DEI Forum, where nearly 80 executives, managers, and individual contributors from across California attended the first meeting. AGC of California also provides training, education, resources and open dialogue meant to foster and further best practice sharing among individuals working to make their companies more equitable.
About the Associated General Contractors of California
Since 1920, the Associated General Contractors of California (AGC of California) has worked alongside members to provide advocacy, education, career development, and networking opportunities to experienced and next generation construction and contracting professionals. AGC advocates for contractors with state and local governments, while helping members connect with industry leaders through services, innovative programs, and events. Learn more at www.agc-ca.org.