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- About Us
In 2005 Dan Graham transitioned from his 10-year role as the Workforce Manager with the Oregon-Columbia Associated General Contractors to the assumption of his duties as President of Northwest College of Construction, the industry-lead College that he and his team of managers launched with significant support from the industry (see NWCC Sponsors).
Prior to AGC, Dan worked in the public sector as a Training Coordinator at Mt. Hood Community College and an employment specialist with various state agencies including the Oregon Employment Division/Worksource Oregon, and the Private Industry Council (now Worksystems Inc.) Previous to his pubic sector work, Dan worked for three years in marine construction. Dan holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees.
In 2009 Dan was recognized as one of the top Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC) Newsmakers of the Year. In 2010 Dan received the Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award from the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Education Foundation.
Currently a Financial Advisor and President of Matteson Investment Resources, providing financial planning and consulting to institutions and individuals, Kirk was formerly partner in charge of the Moss Adams, LLP, Oregon region construction industry practice group.
Kirk’s public accounting career began with the firm of Yergen and Meyer, LLP, in 1977, becoming partner in 1983 and Portland office managing partner in 1996. Working from the Moss Adam’s Portland office, Kirk provided consulting and financial services, including auditing, accounting, tax planning and tax compliance. Kirk has focused much of his practice on the Construction, Real Estate and Manufacturing industries, and has written numerous articles on issues confronting those industries.
Jeanne Staton is President and an active participant of Staton Companies since its inception in 1971. She brings with her extensive business experience in the trucking industry, and is highly proficient in most aspects of the business.
Being a woman in the male-dominated demolition business has never been a problem for Jeanne. She has worked hard to be accepted as a serious player in the industry. Jeanne is a past president and the first woman president of the of the Oregon-Columbia Chapter of the Associated General Contractors .
Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber appointed her to the Construction Contractors Board where she served until June of 2000. She is active in the National Association of Women in Construction . In 2007 Jeanne was named “Woman of the Year” by National Association of Women in Construction.
Tom Liesy has 20 years of experience as a general contractor in all types of construction– from speculative entry and executive to custom residential and multi-family building commercial tenant improvements and remodeling projects. Tom is is the ownder of TA Liesy Homes Northwest. Tom has served as a State Director of the Oregon Home Builder’s Association and currently teaches construction management courses here at Northwest College of Construction.
Brad Sullivan has successfully guided more than $450 million worth of bridge, highway and rail construction in the Pacific Northwest during his career at Hamilton. Brad excels at managing the construction of complex structural projects with unique challenges: sensitive waterways and environmental conditions, complex traffic staging and traffic control, high-profile urban projects, difficult site conditions, and historically significant structures.
Brad is a meticulous planner and scheduler, a skilled communicator, and a creative problem solver. His depth of experience is well-respected by the work teams he manages. He has a track record of skillfully translating the needs of his owner/clients into cost-effective implementation strategies.
Brad is a natural born, quiet leader with a personal commitment to the success of his employees and emerging businesses alike. Brad has worked with both public and private owners and is experienced with Design-Bid-Build, Design Build, and low bid delivery systems. Brad has a long and positive history with Multnomah County; he is a well-known and a trusted voice.
Jim Fisher is President of Fisher Roofing and Construction and a Board member of the Home Builders Association of Metropolitan Portland.
Roy Moore is the President of Moore Excavation. Roy also served as the 2005 President of NUCA of Oregon & Southwest Washington . He is also an active member of the Oregon-Columbia Heavy Equipment Operators Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (Committee) and is a Trustee of the Construction Industry Training Trust.
Melinda Dailey is the Executive Director of the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) of Oregon & Southwest Washington, a position that she has held since 2001. She attended both the University of Oregon and Portland State Universities where she majored in political science. She continues to be “very interested in the governmental process.”
Dave Cutz, VP of Finance at Paragon, serves as an ABC’s representative to the board. Paragon is a member of ABC, AGC and HBA, and serves as a Training Agent in the college’s Tile Finisher & Tile Setting apprenticeship program.
Our leadership programs give you the tools to communicate effectively, manage sub-vendors and crews, run projects, and control budgets.
Apprenticeship & Craft Development
Our craft programs teach you everything you need to know to master core trade skills and learn how to handle craft tools and equipment safely.
Safety programs save businesses lives and money! Keep your business in compliance and show your employees you care about their well being.
Assessments help employers find out if a person has the right skills needed for the job. We offer a comprehensive series of assessments for your reference.