Perhaps my new favorite duty as president of the Engineering Contractors’ Association is making the following announcement: “The election is over, the votes counted, and we will have a peaceful transfer of governance in January 2021.”

That’s the ECA election, of course, and here’s who will take over in the New Year.

ECA Executive Board

  • Garrett Francis, Fryman Management – President 2021-22
  • Michael Prlich, Mike Prlich & Sons – Vice President
  • Dave Sorem, Mike Bubalo Construction – Vice President of Government Affairs
  • Alan Ludwig, Pascal & Ludwig Constructors – Treasurer
  • Rita M. Vigil-Ferguson, G & F Concrete Cutting, Inc. – Secretary
  • Scott Salandi, Patriot Risk& Insurance – Affiliate Chair 
  • Brendan Slagle, J.F. Shea Construction Co. – Past President

So as past president, I can’t just duck out of the side door and will, to the best of my ability, help Garrett Francis, my successor, get his feet on the ground as he takes over the job. I will not, however, write his monthly President’s Message for the ECA Magazine—that will be all on him. Our new Board of Directors will be pitching in as usual, including Contractors:

  • Brandon Pensick, Ferreira Construction
  • Kristion Grbavac, Grbcon, Inc. 
  • Dan Peterson, Dan J. Peterson 
  • Tim Rivard, T.A. Rivard 
  • Daniel Martin, Murray Company
  • Gus Madrigal, Alcorn Fence Company
  • Mladen Buntich, Mladen Buntich Construction Co
  • Gene Glassburner, Performance Pipeline Technologies
  • Scott Barnett, MNR Construction, Inc

AndAffiliate members: 

  • James Roland, Trench Plate Rental 
  • Anna Carno, Carno Law Group 
  • Kevin Malloy/Barry Corea, Trench Shoring 
  • Anthony Niccoli, AALRR
  • Lou Rendon, Rendon & Associates LLP
  • Nic Waldenmayer, Eide Bailly LLP
  • Elizabeth Torrez, Tenna
  • Michael Baker, Snell & Wilmer
  • Ryan H. Crosner, Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart, PC 
  • Warren Hennagin, Marcum LLP

2020 may be the most challenging year our association has yet faced due to COVID-19 and its effects. We’ve made accommodations to meet both state requirements and used commonsense solutions like “virtual” tools to move forward with member services. As we ease back into events—outdoors for golf tournaments and shootouts—we are planning a careful return to indoor membership activities in the year ahead.

By Brendan Slagle, ECA President Email: [email protected]