Leader Development Group

LDG's Leadership Lunch & Learn
Thursday, May 31, 2018
12:00 - 2:00 pm
Conifer Building Training Center

Bellefield Office Park, Bellevue

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Free for ABC members, but registration is required.

Featured Panelists: 

  • Heather Bunn, Rafn Company
  • Mark VanWell, VanWell Masonry
  • Jason Wandler, Oles Morrison Rinker & Baker LLP
  • Moderated by Josh Griesse, Washington Commercial Painters
What are some of the biggest challenges most businesses face today? Retaining good employees, developing future leaders, and making sure they have a succession plan in place. To that end, ABC’s Leader Development Council is launching a Leadership Lunch & Learn. For this first session, we will hear from three industry leaders who have helped to develop mindful professional development cultures within their respective companies. Hear how each company identifies and grooms leaders, and what practices they have in place to help retain and develop their employees. Lunch is included, but registration is required.

LDG's Drinks on the Links
Thursday, June 14, 2018
4:00 - 7:00 pm
Flatstick Pub, Kirkland

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$15 Early Registration (by 6/1)
$25 Late Registration (after 6/1)
$30 Non-Members
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Join ABC’s Leader Development Group for a fun night out at Kirkland’s hottest hangout spot that combines two of our favorite things: Mini golf and craft beer! We’ll divide into teams and play 9-holes while having fun and networking. Prizes will be given to the top three teams.

LDG's Rainiers Game
The Tacoma Rainiers vs. Reno Aces
Thursday, August 23, 2018
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Cheney Stadium

2502 S Tyler St, Tacoma

$45 Early Bird Registration (by 8/9)
$55 Late Registration (after 8/9)
(Registration includes an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet, including beer, wine, soda, and water; as well as one ticket to the game.)
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Join ABC's Leader Development Group at the Rainiers versus Aces game in the private BullPen Lounge, the only field-level private group area for a unique perspective of the game! Parking at Foss High School provides you with an easy left field entrance directly into the BullPen. Parking is $10 per car (paid on-site).

Sponsor an Event!
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 Become an Event Sponsor for $250. Benefits include:
  • One ticket to the event and two minutes in front of the group to talk about your company
  • Reaching an exclusive group of up-and-coming professionals in the construction industry
  • Your company logo on promotional materials and emails as the Event Sponsor
  • Your company logo on a sign at the event and on all attendee name badges
  • A “shout out” on social media thanking you for your sponsorship
  • Your company logo and a link to your Website on LDG’s web page
For more information about sponsoring an LDG event or to be added to the LDG distribution list, please contact Victoria Klyce at 800.640.7789.
What is LDG?
The Leader Development Group serves as a vehicle for members to get involved in ABC and participate in information sharing. It provides networking, educational and community enhancement opportunities for the current and future leaders of the construction industry and business-related fields.

  • LDG holds quarterly networking events; some are simply for networking, others are tied to an educational session, project site tour, or a sporting event.
  • Any member of ABC is welcome to attend LDG events, but the group is focused primarily on providing peer networking for the up-and-coming future leaders of the construction industry. 
  • LDG launched the "Rising Stars Program" in 2015, which provides a focused educational track towards leadership, personal and professional growth, and spans a 6-month period. The 2017 session is now taking applications.
  • LDG is also presenting the Advanced Leadership Retreat, to be held October 19-20, 2017 at Icicle Creek Resort in Leavenworth. Registration is now open!


ABC's LDG Steering Committee is committed to it's mission statement and strives to make each event valuable and fun. If you would like to be involved on the committee, please contact Victoria Klyce at 800.640.7789. 
Chair: Tim Carpenter, VanWell Masonry
  • Anthony Christoffersen, Tradesmen International
  • Adam DeBruler, Neeley Construction Company
  • Doug Jones, Haggard Electrical Contractors
  • Erin Nakasone, Peterson Sullivan LLP
  • David Rynearson, VanWell Masonry
  • Mike Yore, Olympian Precast
  • Victoria Klyce, ABC Staff
Join the ABC Leader Development Group on LinkedIn or Facebook!