Boards and Committees
2019 Executive Committee
President Daniel J Hahn, Sr., Furness Electric Co.
Senior Vice President Brian DiSabatino, EDiS Company
Second Vice President H. Wesley Schwandt, BPGS Construction, LLC
Third Vice President Terrence T. Gleason, Eastern States Construction Service
Fourth Vice President Michael Peet, Modern Controls, Inc.
Treasurer/Secretary John A. Everhart, Brandywine Construction Co., Inc.
Allied Division President Alisha Bryson, Waymna Fire Protection, Inc.
Merit Shop Division President Steve Dennis, Schlosser & Associates
Associate Member Council Director William Gamgort, Esq., Young, Conaway, Stargatt & Taylor
Associate Member Council Director Robert P. Cox, Artisans’ Bank
Immediate Past President H. Adam Wahl III, Quality Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
2019 Board of Directors
David Aquadro, Marvin & Integrity Window and Door Products
Barry J. Baker, A-Del Construction Co., Inc.
Leonard Brooks, George & Lynch, Inc.
Sallie Ann Conner, Schneider Trailer & Container Rental
James W. Edwards, Jr., Fortress Steel Service, Inc.
Peter Erony, Mumford & Miller Concrete, Inc.
Joshua Fanelli, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Robert Field, Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc.
Gladys D. King, J&G Building Group
David Kitto, Patriot Insulation Contractors, Inc.
Michael Petka, Bancroft Construction Co.
Anthony Rizzo, Joseph Rizzo & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
Charles E. Showell, Jr., CNS Construction Corporation
Joseph Sparco, Preferred Electric, Inc.
Civic Affairs Construction Council – Political Action Committee
The mission of the Council is dedicated to the protection, preservation and furtherance of the private enterprise system and, in particular, to the protection and advancement under law of the commercial, heavy, highway, industrial, institutional and utility segments of the construction industry in Delaware. To fulfill these objectives, funds may be solicited and received and the Council may expend those monies to assist, by means of direct financial contributions, candidates for public office who, it is believed by the Council, are in general agreement with the objectives of the Council.
DCA-DelDOT Liaison Committee
The mission of the DCA/DelDOT Liaison Committee is to enhance the working relationship between the construction community and the Delaware Department of Transportation. The Committee pursues the resolution of inefficient and unreasonable DelDOT procedures and policies to improve the way the highway construction industry does business with the Department. The Committee also works with DelDOT to develop new procedures and policies to satisfy the needs of the Department, the industry and the traveling public.
John J. McMahon, Jr. Scholarship Trust
The John J. McMahon Scholarship Trust mission is to encourage Association members’ employees and their dependents to pursue post-secondary education courses of study that relate to the construction industry. The scholarship trust provides two and four year academic scholarships to students who undertake post-secondary education. The Board of the Scholarship Trust oversees the administration of the Trust and assists DCA staff in soliciting applications from the Association’s members.
Education and Workforce Development Committee
The mission of this Committee is to plan, prepare, choose and implement programs of educational benefit to participants in the local construction industry, to promote careers in construction and to serve as a training and information resource for our members.
Responsible for ensuring the continued financial health of the Association, the DCA Finance Committee monitors revenues, expenditures, debts, investment performance and accounting procedures. The Committee guides DCA’s staff regarding the provision of financial reports required by the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Committee makes recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for action.
Government Relations Committee
The Government Relations Committee, in concert with the Civic Affairs Construction Council, advises the Executive Committee on governmental issues affecting the Association and the industry. This committee, along with DCA staff, develops and pursues the adoption of legislation and regulations to benefit the industry. Committee members actively assist the DCA Government Relations team by engaging with governmental agencies and elected officials as needed.
Public Relations/Membership Committee
The mission of the Membership Development Committee is to increase the three categories of DCA membership – General Contractors/Construction Managers, Specialty Contractors, and Associates – through an aggressive retention plan and an equally aggressive recruitment plan.
Safety, Health & Environmental Committee
The mission of this Committee is to promote safe practices and standards on all job sites throughout the State of Delaware, and to:
- Educate DCA members and their employees in applicable OSHA standards,
- Communicate with members on upcoming or revised standards and/or regulations,
- Assist members and guide them in the proper direction when challenged by State and/or Federal agencies.