AGCMO Annual Convention & PAC Auction - June 21-23, 2021 @
The Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO


While final details of the Annual Convention are still being worked out, we encourage you to block off time on your calendars and plan to participate in the upcoming June conference.  AGCMO Staff is in the process of confirming an outstanding lineup of speakers.  The program provides opportunity to participate in informative sessions, network with those in the industry – on the golf course or while enjoying a cocktail.  Most importantly there is ample time to enjoy the sights and sounds of Lake of the Ozarks. 

Of note the historic AGCMO PAC Auction will take place on Tuesday evening, June 22 – it’s not too early to donate an item and/or make a cash contribution.  

»»»Registration information will be posted soon! 
CONFERENCE AGENDA
Monday, June 21
 
 12:00 Noon Golf @ The Cove
 4:30 pm Registration/Exhibit Setup
 5:30-6:30 pm Welcome Reception (Dinner is on your own.)  
 Tuesday, June 22

 
 7:00 am Registration 
 8:00 am Breakfast / Awards Presentation
Speakers: Scott Drury, AGCMO Chairman 
Michael Kennedy, Jr., Building Division Chairman 
Steve Bubanovich, HH&I Division Chairman
                        Len Toenjes, AGCMO President
 9:30 am-12:00 Noon Leadership Session – Miracle, The Movie
Speaker:    Cassie Hoag, MAP Consulting
 12:00 Noon Lunch
Speaker:   Robert Wake, Wake Foundation
 1:30-2:30 pm  Breakout #1 - What You Need to Know About Energy Codes and Other Energy Efficiency Regulations 
Speaker:   Matt Belcher, Verdatek Solutions

There are a number of code and regulatory changes in the pipeline that will affect how you interact with owners, design HVAC systems, select building materials and manage/oversee the construction process.  Are you and your team(s) prepared for these challenges?  This session will give you the latest news and information you’ll need to stay competitive and compliant in this fast-changing world.
 1:30-2:30 pm Breakout #2 - Transportation Update
Speakers:   W. Dustin Boatwright, Missouri Highway & Transportation Commission Member
                    TBA
 2:30-2:45 pm Break
 2:45-3:45 pm  General Session - National Issues Update
Speaker:   Steve Sandherr, CEO, AGC of America
 3:45-5:30 pm Break
 5:30-6:30 pm Reception
 6:30-7:30 pm Dinner
Speaker:   Eliah Drinkwitz, University of Missouri Football Coach
 7:30-9:00 pm AGCMO PAC Auction
(with Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers)
 Wednesday, June 23  
 8:00-10:00 am  AGCMO Board of Directors Breakfast & Meeting

***SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT***

Matt Belcher
Verdatek Solutions, LLC

 
Matt Belcher is the Principal at Verdatek Solutions LLC as well as Enhanced Building Systems, LLC.  He’s a nationally-recognized, award-winning consultant, educator, and author in the business of constructing energy efficient “resilient” buildings and developments.  He advises on codes, standards and policies regularly.  He’s been a member of the ICC Building and Energy Code Development Committees since 2009 and his current term expires in 2024.  He’s been actively involved in the construction industry in/around St. Louis and throughout the Midwest for four decades; including six years as a certified building codes official, ten years as the Director of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s High Performance Buildings Research Center, ten plus years as a custom home builder specializing in building “Net Zero” and “Net Zero Ready” energy efficient, healthy, resilient homes as well as a builder of light commercial construction projects and a land development management consultant using low-impact, economically and environmentally conscious methods.  He’s a past president of the Home Builders Association of St. Louis & Eastern Missouri and has served on the National Association of Home Builders’ Building Systems Council Board of Trustees as Vice Chair – where he was selected as their Builder of the Year in 2018 and 2021.  Over the last 20 years, he’s also served on many other national committees and councils related to energy efficiency and green building practices.
 
W. Dustin Boatwright,
Member
Missouri Highway & Transportation Commission
W. Dustin Boatwright was appointed to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on September 28, 2020 by Governor Michael L. Parson.  His term expires March 1, 2025.   
 
Boatwright is a lifelong resident of southeast Missouri and a third-generation employee of The Little River Drainage District (LRDD).  Boatwright’s career with The Little River Drainage District began in 2001 where he worked as a shop mechanic/machine operator.  In 2009 he began working full time as the Assistant Chief Engineer and in 2014 was promoted to his current position as Chief Engineer along with acquiring the additional responsibilities as Executive Vice President in 2015.   

Boatwright is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Formerly the University of Missouri-Rolla) with a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Civil Engineering.   Boatwright is registered in the State of Missouri as a Professional Engineer and a Licensed Surveyor In-Training.  He currently serves as a Regional Engineer for the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association, on the Board of Directors for the National Waterways Conference, and on the Advisory Board of the Fisher Delta Research Center. 


Steve Bubanovich
H. R. Quadri Contractors, LLC

 Steve Bubanovich is the 2021 Heavy, Highway & Infrastructure Division Board Chairman. 

 Eliah Drinkwitz, 
MIZZOU Football Coach
A winner at every stage of his coaching career, Eliah Drinkwitz – considered one of college football's top offensive minds – was introduced as Mizzou’s 33rd head football coach in December of 2019, and despite all of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, led his 2020 Tigers to a 5-5 record against an all-SEC slate.  Drinkwitz, who took over the Tiger program following an impressive 2019 season at Appalachian State that saw the 20th-ranked Mountaineers win the Sun Belt Conference title en route to a 12-1 record, joined Warren Powers as the only head coaches in Mizzou history to take the Tigers’ bowling in their first season patrolling the sidelines in Columbia.

Prior to App State, Drinkwitz spent three years as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for record-setting North Carolina State teams (2016-18), after excelling in a similar role at Boise State for two years (2014-15), where the Broncos won the Mountain West title in 2014 and finished 12-2 and ranked 16th nationally. In 2015, Drinkwitz was promoted to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and he helped the Bronco offense rank in the top 15 nationally in points (39.1) and yards (501.3) per game.
Before Boise, Drinkwitz was a key figure in back-to-back Sun Belt championships in 2012-13 as running backs coach and co-offensive coordinator at Arkansas State.  He got his first taste at the FBS level in the Southeastern Conference, as he served as a quality control assistant at Auburn for the 2010-11 seasons.  The Tigers won the SEC in 2010, and went on to the BCS Championship that season with a perfect 14-0 record.

Drinkwitz, 37, graduated magna cum laude and was the student body president at Arkansas Tech before beginning his coaching career at the prep level in his hometown of Alma, Ark., in 2005.  He and his wife have four daughters. 
 
Scott Drury
Bloomsdale Excavating Co., Inc.
Scott Drury serves as the AGCMO Chairman of the Board for 2021.  He has more than 27 years of experience in the construction field and currently serves as President of Bloomsdale Excavating Co., Inc. Drury is responsible for the operation and improvement of the systems that create and deliver Bloomsdale Excavating services while ensuring business operations are efficient and effective. Previously, he served as Vice President of Operations, regional manager, assistant regional manager, construction superintendent, project superintendent, quality control manager and general superintendent of grading and utility construction.
   

Cassie Hoag
MAP Vital Factors Solutions

Ms. Hoag has a track record of excellence in leadership roles within companies of all sizes: from start-ups and
turnarounds to Fortune 500 players in the healthcare, technology and retail sectors. She delivers results by organizing and empowering teams to success in complex markets and operating environments. 

A realistic visionary, Ms. Hoag relies on historical data, know-how and existing infrastructures to innovate, create, implement
and achieve new levels of operating and marketing effectiveness. Both agile and decisive, Ms. Hoag has managed and inspired multidisciplinary teams from six to four hundred+ employees.

Michael Kennedy, Jr.
KAI Enterprises
Michael Kennedy is the Chief Executive Officer of KAI Enterprises and serves as the AGCMO Building Division Board Chairman. 

“KAI has been a huge part of who I am since I began following in my father’s footsteps 20 years ago. And to this day, it means everything to me. At a young age, I became fascinated with the design and construction process, accompanying my father on numerous trips to project sites around the country. I realized my career ambition was to transform urban distressed environments and promote diversity within the AEC industry, and through our new structure, we are equipped more than ever to be an integral part of transforming communities.”


 Steve Sandherr, CEO
 AGC 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, DC., 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, as Chief Executive Officer, Steve's role is to maintain relations with AGC's national network of chapters, coordinate government relations activities and enhance AGC's involvement with business coalitions. CEO Update, which tracks people in association and non-profit executive careers, listed Steve as a top CEO in 2009, and a Capital 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 - 2016 lists.

Steve is a 1980 graduate of the University of Scranton with a B.S. in Political Science. He earned his law degree from the Catholic University of America in 1983, and is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia. He is a trustee of the National Building Museum in Washington.
 
Robert D. Wake
 Wake Foundation
 
Robert Wake is a co-founder, director and principle spokesperson of the Wake Foundation. Robert is a veteran who was wounded in combat in 2004 and received the Purple Heart. After being released from the hospital in July of 2005 he began speaking for the Veterans Commission in Jefferson City, Missouri on behalf of Wounded Warriors and Veterans. He has spoken under the umbrella of Governor Matt Blunt for the Soldiers Relief Fund in Missouri and the umbrella of Lt. Governor Peter Kinder who is over the Veteran's Commission in Missouri. Robert has been speaking out for soldiers, their families and what they are truly going through upon their return to society so that he can help promote ways to better the lives of our Military and Veterans. All soldiers who have returned from war have been affected by the stress of combat; some have been wounded physically, mentally and some have PTSD. His goal is help educate our communities and professionals on what to expect from our soldiers returning home from war and be an advocate to help change the lives of these men and woman positively by creating outdoor activities where these individuals can heal together by utilizing the great outdoors as well as logistical support for rehabilitative programs for our Military Veterans.