The 2010 officers of the AGC of California are formally being installed this month. The installation will take place on Jan. 29 during a special dinner at The Silverado in Napa, held in conjunction with the first division and state board meetings of the year.
Bob Christenson, senior vice president of Panattoni Construction, Inc., Sacramento, will be installed as president of the association. Other officers to be installed for 2010 include: Senior Vice President Gerry DiIoli IV, western division operations manager of Herzog Contracting Corp., Long Beach; Vice President John Nunan, president of Unger Construction Co., Sacramento; Treasurer Randy Douglas, president of Tierra Contracting, Goleta; and Immediate Past President Tom Foss, President and COO of Griffith Co., Brea. Thomas T. Holsman, AGC’s Chief Executive Officer, will serve as secretary of the approximately 1,200-member statewide association.
Christenson was born in Sacramento and attended Willamette University and the University of Nevada. In addition to owning his own construction company, he worked as the construction manager for Moana Corp., a San Francisco-based real estate development company from 1979 to 1983, and as project manager for Skywalker Development Co. (a division of LucasFilm Ltd) from 1983 to 1986. After a couple years of consulting he joined Panattoni Development Co. (which later came to include Panattoni Construction) in the late 1980s, moving through the ranks over the years to his current position as senior vice president.
DiIoli was born in Anaheim and graduated from high school in Yuma, AZ. He joined Herzog Contracting Corp. in 1993 as track foreman and was soon promoted to his current position of Western Division Operations Manager. Prior to his work for Herzog, DiIoli served as roadmaster for Eureka Southern Railroad from 1988 to 1993 and before that as a machine and equipment operator for St. Maries River Railroad from 1980 to 1988.
Nunan was born in Minneapolis and attended UC Santa Barbara where he received his bachelor’s degree in Russian, and then received his master’s degree in Slavic Linguistics from UC Los Angeles. He joined Unger Construction Co. in 1977, and has served as president of the company since 1990. In addition to his active involvement in AGC, Nunan has served as board member and past president of the Construction Industry Crime Prevention Program; as president of the Sacramento United Soccer Club; as commissioner and past chair for the city of Sacramento Development Oversight Commission; and as board member and treasurer for the Sutter Roseville Medical Center Foundation.
Born in Fresno, Douglas attended Carmel High School and then went on to attend Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he received a degree in Agricultural Engineering. He founded Tierra Contracting in Goleta in 1978, where he continues as president today. In addition to being actively involved in AGC of California, Douglas is a board member of the Santa Barbara Humane Society and served as a board member of the United Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara for several years.
Foss was born in Fullerton and attended Southern California College, graduating in 1976 with a bachelor of arts in business. He joined Griffith Co. in 1978 as a general laborer, and has worked there ever since except for a two-year stint with a ready-mix company from 1980 to 1982. Within Griffith Co., Foss worked his way through the ranks to his current position as president and COO. He also taught heavy estimating in the University of Southern California’s Civil Engineering Department from 2004-2006.
Meanwhile, AGCC’s new president Christenson has announced the other members of the Executive Committee for 2010. The 14-person committee is comprised of the five officers, occupational division chairs, representation of the National Affairs Committee, Union Contractors Councils, Open Shop Council, Legislative Committee, Legal Advisory Committee, the Associates Council and the CEO Holsman.
The occupational division leadership includes Building Division Chair Jon Ball, Hensel Phelps Construction, San Jose, and Vice Chair Kevin Dow, Turner Construction Co., Anaheim, and Joint Engineering Division Chair John Douglas, Granite Construction Co., Indio, and Vice Chair Jim Troup, Monterey Mechanical Co., Oakland.
Additional members of the Executive Committee include Tom Brickley, Brickley Environmental, Inc., San Bernardino, representing the Open Shop Council; Steve Blois, Valley Vista of Santa Barbara, representing the Legislative Committee; Chuck Fletcher, MCE Corp., Dublin, representing the National Affairs Committee; Bill Hurley, Miller, Morton, Caillat, & Nevis, LLP, San Jose, representing the Legal Advisory Committee; Cathy Skeen of Excel Bonds & Insurance Services, Sacramento, representing the Associates Council; and Mitch White of Mason Construction, Long Beach, representing the Union Contractors Councils.