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AGC Emerging Leaders

We Build Leaders

We help entry- to mid-level professionals across all sectors of California's diverse construction industry reach their career goals and find fulfillment on the job. We do so through relevant education and training, the development of powerful networks, and opportunities to engage and affect a healthy construction industry.

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Our Mission

We believe construction is our future. AGC’s Emerging Leaders program exists to educate, connect and engage entry- to mid-level construction professionals so that together, we learn the industry, develop powerful networks, and build our communities.

Download: Emerging Leaders Flyer

About the AGC Emerging Leaders Program

The AGC Emerging Leaders program was originally established as the AGC of California Construction Leadership Council (CLC), to help develop the next generation of industry leaders. In 2021, the CLC voted to change the name to ensure clarity around the program’s role for current and prospective participants.

Our Values

  • Educate: We provide a convenient “one-stop shop” for accessing relevant industry trainings and certification programs
  • Connect: We foster a strong network, connecting professionals from across the industry and facilitating an open forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion of key issues facing the industry today.
  • Engage:  We offer opportunities to engage and affect a healthy construction industry for tomorrow, including leadership roles, junior advocacy, exposure to all facets of the industry and the legislation affecting it, various charitable activities, and more.
Emerging Leaders

SoCal Emerging Leaders: Tools & Tacos

Unique Skills Development and Networking Mixer

May 24, 2022 (Tue)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (Newport Beach, CA)

Emerging Leaders

North Central Emerging Leaders Project Tour & Happy Hour

Tour the new downtown Sacramento Courthouse with Clark Construction and network with other Emerging Leaders.

June 2, 2022 (Thu)
3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Bank (Sacramento, CA)

Emerging Leaders

Tools & Tacos

Unique Skills Development and Networking Mixer

June 16, 2022 (Thu)
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Blach Construction Company (San Jose, CA)

Annual Conference

2022 CONSTRUCT Annual Conference

AGC of California’s CONSTRUCT Annual Conference brings together all levels of AGC’s membership to hear from exciting keynotes, engaging breakouts, and fun networking opportunities.

November 2, 2022 (Wed) to
November 4, 2022 (Fri)

Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Rancho Mirage, CA)

Over the last five years, AGC has continuously provided me with opportunities to network, enhance my communication skills, take on leadership roles, step outside my comfort zone for my own benefit, learn how policy changes affect our livelihood, and advance professionally.

Unger Construction

Mitchell Trieloff, Member, AGC Emerging Leaders
Unger Construction

From the first EL event I went to, it was really nice to walk into a room of other mid-level professionals like myself and feel like I belonged.

Twining, Inc.

Megan Calm, 2021 Chair, Southern California Region Member, Steering Committee AGC Emerging Leaders
Twining, Inc.

AGC Emerging Leaders program has benefited my career by creating connections with contractors that not only lead to potential business development opportunities but also priceless lifelong resources and relationships.

Griffith Company 

Edgar Martinez, Landscaping Division Manager, Vice-Chair SoCal Emerging Leaders 
Griffith Company 

Emerging Leader Resources

LinkedIn Group

Connect with other AGC Emerging Leaders to network, share ideas, and continue your education.

For HR Managers

Learn how your team might benefit from participation/membership in AGC's Emerging Leaders program. View our flyer for more information about benefits and how to join.

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Steering Committee

This group of new-to mid-career industry professionals helps identify, drive forward, and execute AGC Emerging Leaders priorities and strategic goals. The Steering Committee members serve staggered, two-year terms. New members are chosen by sitting members of the AGC Emerging Leaders Statewide Steering Committee as seats become available.

Branden Laptalo

Branden Laptalo

Hensel Phelps Construction, Superintendent
Chair, Statewide
Megan Calm

Megan Calm

T.Y. Lin International, Marketing Manager
Vice-Chair, Statewide
Jeanine Jansen

Jeanine Jansen

Royal Electric Co., Workforce Development Manager
Chair, Northern & Central Region
Mitchell Trieloff

Mitchell Trieloff

Unger Construction, Assistant Project Manager
Vice-Chair, Northern & Central Region
Karissa Fox

Karissa Fox

Smith Currie & Hancock LLP, Associate Attorney
Chair, Bay Area Region
Jake Gallau

Jake Gallau

Blach Construction, Sr. Project Engineer
Vice-Chair, Bay Area Region
Edgar Martinez

Edgar Martinez

Griffith Construction, Division Manager
Chair, Southern Region
Mercy Canul

Mercy Canul

Griffith Company, Project Engineer
Vice-Chair, Southern Region
Melissa Bradway

Melissa Bradway

RexMoore, Project Engineer
Chris Hodgkinson

Chris Hodgkinson

NOVA, Superintendent
Ashley Lasiter

Ashley Lasiter

Granite Construction, Project Manager/Estimator
Rodney Montgomery

Rodney Montgomery

Altson Construction, Superintendent
Danny O'Malley

Danny O'Malley

Blach Construction, Sr. Project Engineer
Ryan Ricard

Ryan Ricard

Caliagua, Senior Project Engineer
Pranasha Shrestha

Pranasha Shrestha

Clark Construction, Project Manager
Vanessa Tilley

Vanessa Tilley

McCarthy Building Company, Sr. Project Engineer
Bruce Wallace

Bruce Wallace

Hensel Phelps, Project Engineer

Have Questions? Contact Our Staff!

AGC of California staff are ready to assist you. Contact Kendra Bilo, Director, Training & Education, at bilok@agc-ca.org or Alexandra Nguyen, Executive Assistant, Workforce Development, at nguyena@agc-ca.org.

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