Chief Executive Officer, Associated General Contractors of America
Stephen Sandherr joined the AGC of America staff in 1984 as assistant director of collective bargaining services. From 1986 to 1989 he served as AGC’s director of congressional relations. He practiced law with the firm of Thompson, Mann and Hutson in Washington, D.C., from 1989 to 1990, and served as labor and small business counsel for the National Association of Home Builders from 1990 to 1991. He rejoined AGC as executive director of congressional relations in 1991 and was promoted to chief executive officer in 1997.
Currently, Stephen’s role is to maintain relations with AGC’s 90 chapters nationwide, coordinate government relations activities and enhance AGC’s involvement with business coalitions. A Capitol Hill newspaper, The Hill, listed Steve as a top lobbyist for the last eight years, representing the only commercial construction industry association on the Top Lobbyists of 2009 – 2017 lists.
Steve is an honorary trustee of the National Building Museum in Washington and has been inducted into the National Academy of Construction.
14:15 — U.S. and Canada relations – what does this mean for construction?
U.S. and Canada have shared in North America’s prosperity and benefited from free trade for several decades. Hear more about what this evolving relationship means in terms of opportunities and risks for the Canadian construction industry.