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Together, we can lead meaningful, open, and honest conversations that will ensure a culture of diversity, equity & inclusion within our industry. Only when we listen to those impacted by racism, inequities and discrimination can we learn and improve.

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Yuhi Aizawa Combatti

Yuhi Aizawa Combatti

Senior Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Manager

DEI Task Force Report

DEI Task Force Report

Learn how increased diversity, equity & inclusion efforts in the workplace can benefit your company and the construction industry at large.

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Programs, Resources & Best Practices

Small Business Development

AGC supports the development of small contractors by providing resources, education, training, and opportunities to network and engage with large prime contractors, agencies, and industry experts.

Business Case for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Read how AGC of America is addressing this important initiative, how it affects your business, and what you can do to drive a DEI culture.

Build California

Build California is a comprehensive workforce development initiative created to inspire, engage, and activate the next generation of California’s construction workforce.

DEI Forum

The AGC DEI Forum is open to all member organizations. Forum meetings are held quarterly, and serve as a space for you to engage in frank conversations about transforming your corporate structure, policies, practices, and job sites.

“AGC places a heavy emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion. We are dedicated to helping our members and industry increase these efforts in the workplace to make real and lasting impacts.” Mike Blach, President
AGC of California

Moving in the Right Direction

The construction industry’s success is contingent on the diverse backgrounds and experiences that influence and shape our built environment. Our current and future workforce expects change, and employers that have clearly established cultures honoring diversity, equity, inclusivity, and safety. In fact, studies show that companies who invest in DEI programs see improved teamwork, innovation, and productivity, and experience improved financial results.

In early 2020 AGC’s State Board of Directors (SBOD) engaged in focused dialogue around opportunities to provide guidance and resources to AGC member companies on how to address DEI issues. It became clear that our members were seeking guidance on how to make a true impact in this area. As a result, the DEI Task Force was established, under AGC’s Construction Education Foundation, to help advance our commitment to prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion across the industry, membership, and leadership. The Task Force convened regularly throughout the year to provide AGC’s State Board and the AGC Construction Education Foundation’s Board with actionable input on DEI policies, programs, trainings and best practices relevant to workforces, subcontractors, and suppliers.

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Steering Committee

AGC’s DEI Steering Committee helps guide the development of recommendations called out in the DEI Task Force Report (PDF), and leads the DEI Forum.

Dr. Giovanna Brasfield

Dr. Giovanna Brasfield

Brasfield & Associates
Chris Jones

Chris Jones

Director of Safety
ACCO Engineered Systems
Sean Anderson

Sean Anderson

President & CEO
Stoer Construction
Melissa Berg

Melissa Berg

Director of Inclusion, Culture & Belonging
Dome Construction
Scott Berg

Scott Berg

General Superintendent
Hensel Phelps
Jean Bjork

Jean Bjork

President
Bjork Construction
Amanda Corbet

Amanda Corbet

Director of Community Outreach & Inclusion
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Talin Espinoza

Talin Espinoza

Vice President of Regional Operations
MNS Engineers
Jennifer Evers

Jennifer Evers

Procurement Agent
Turner Construction Company
Kayla Montgomery

Kayla Montgomery

Diversity & Inclusion Specialist
PCL Construction
Henry Nutt III

Henry Nutt III

Preconstruction Executive
Southland Industries
Babatunde Onadele, Jr.

Babatunde Onadele, Jr.

Project Manager
Blach Construction
Miquel “Mick” Penn

Miquel “Mick” Penn

Northern California Regional Community Relations Liaison
Swinerton
Ron Roberts, Jr.

Ron Roberts, Jr.

Recruiting & Public Relations Specialist
Griffith Company
Jorge Quezada

Jorge Quezada

Vice President of Inclusive Diversity
Granite Construction
Sewar Sunnaa

Sewar Sunnaa

Attorney
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.

Upcoming Events

Meeting

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Forum Meeting

Join AGC of California's DEI Forum December meeting to learn about how you can evolve your company culture to be inclusive for all Californians. The DEI Forum is open to individuals of all levels working for AGC member companies.

December 9, 2021 (Thu)
11:30 AM

Virtual

Annual Conference

2022 Small Business Construction Expo

Join us at AGC of California’s Small Business Construction Expo (SBCX) on April 5, 2022 at the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond, CA. SBCX will bring LGBTBE, DBE, DVBE, MBE, SBE, WBE and WOSB contractors together with public and government agencies, prime contractors, and specialty trades from across the state in a rare opportunity to network, share tips and resources for landing contracts, discuss project forecasts, and more.

April 5, 2022 (Tue)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Craneway Pavilion ( Richmond, CA)

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