Hall of Fame Basketball Coach
Hall of Fame coach Jim Boeheim has had a remarkable run as head coach at his alma mater, Syracuse University. Mr. Boeheim has guided only winning teams in his tenure and has pushed the Orange into the postseason in all but one of his 38 years. SU has made 31 trips into the NCAA Tournament, including Final Four appearances in 1987, 1996, 2003, and 2013, and the NCAA championship in 2003.
He coached the 2013-14 Syracuse team to a record 25-0 start and the number-one ranking in Division I. The Orange finished second in its first season in the ACC and earned a sixth straight invitation to the NCAA Tournament.
Boeheim wrapped up his most recent season as head coach on the Hill with a 948-319 (.748) overall record. He added to his NCAA Division I record for 20-win seasons by posting his 36th and secured his place as the second-winningest coach in Division I history.
Mr. Boeheim achieved the ultimate basketball tribute in 2005 when he was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He was honored again during the postseason, receiving the John R. Wooden “Legends of Coaching” Award in April. That spring he and Connecticut coach Jim Calhoun were the “Spirit of Jimmy V” honorees at the annual V Foundation Gala.
TAUC Environmental Health & Safety Committee Chair
Kiewit Power Constructors
Rusty Brown, CSP is an author, speaker, and construction safety expert who has passion for training and developing the next generation of safety professionals, and all things related to learning new techniques to keep workers safe. He is the EHS Director of Kiewit Energy Group and a leader in the Safety community with more than 25 years of industry experience.
Rusty is a passionate and informative presenter on safety and human performance issues and workplace injury management. Rusty’s speaking engagements include presentations at Purdue University Calumet, American Society of Safety Professionals, and The National Safety Council. As well as numerous local, State, and National committee presentations.
Rusty is a graduate of the University of Central Missouri with both an Undergraduate and Graduate Degree. He is a Certified Safety Professional from The Board of Certified Safety Professionals. Currently, He serves on The Association of Union Constructors as EHS Committee Chair, American National Standards Institute – A10 Committee. Formally, He served on the Missouri Hazardous Waste Commission, and President-School Board of Grain Valley R-V School District. He is a current member of the American Society of Safety Professionals.
International Union of Operating Engineers
James Callahan was elected General President of the International Union of Operating Engineers in November 2011. Previously he had served as IUOE General Secretary-Treasurer and was elected an International Vice President in 2008. He also served as President and Business Manager of Local 15 in New York City. A member of the Operating Engineers since 1979, he was one of the many operating engineers who responded immediately to the September 11 tragedy and worked the entire recovery effort at Ground Zero.
Mr. Callahan also serves on the Executive Board of the New York City Building and Construction Trades Council, the New York City Central Labor Council, and the New York State AFL-CIO. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the New York Building Foundation and sits on the Metropolitan Transit Authority's Blue Ribbon Commission.
TAUC Industrial Relations Committee Chair
Senior Vice President of Operations
JJ White, Inc.
Jim started his Union steamfitting apprenticeship with JJ White and has been with us for 31 years since. He has traveled through the ranks holding various positions before becoming the Senior Vice President of Operations. Jim oversees all JJ White activities and is proud to ensure quality and safety across the board.
Lean Construction Institute
“I really enjoy the people we work with and serve across the industry, and appreciate LCIs mission to make the construction industry more efficient and add value for owners.” As LCI’s Executive Director, Dan Heinemeier is responsible to the Board of Directors for LCI’s programmatic, budgetary and organizational success.
Mr. Heinemeier brings to the organization over 30 years of experience in association management. He has served the technology, government contracting and construction industries in programming and senior management roles, including President, COO and Executive Director positions. Mr. Heinemeier received his B.S. from Georgetown University. He also holds Certified Association Executive (CAE) credentials from the American Society of Association Executives.
Dr. Dale Henry
Dr. Dale Henry grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, an area that is bountiful in two things—hospitality and story-telling. Dr. Dale has been a teacher, principal, dean of the oldest college in Tennessee, a businessman, author, and a speaker and trainer. Dale has been in customer service over half his life. His story-telling ability propelled him as a teacher. This, combined with his customer service and unique ability to captivate audiences, has sky-rocketed Dale in his speaking career.
Since he began speaking just a few short years ago, corporate, government, and educational agencies call on Dr. Henry regularly to have him train their professionals. His client list is a virtual who’s who of the top business and agencies in the nation. Dr. Henry is a master teacher in every aspect of the term, and he is what motivational speakers aspire to become.
Thomas P. Householder
TAUC Customer Caucus Chair
Managing Director of Labor Relations
American Electric Power (AEP)
AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. In 1984, following graduation from Capital University of Columbus, Ohio, Tom began his career with American Electric Power. Throughout his career with AEP Tom has held has held various positions within the company in such areas as project management, construction, operations, safety and construction labor relations.
Incoming TAUC President
President of GEM, Inc.
Steve Johnson is responsible for GEM’s personnel and their overall performance throughout the duration of projects, ensuring that all project personnel meet the commitments made to the client. Other areas of responsibility include accountability to the client for all contractual matters and assurance that the completed project meets or exceeds the client’s expectations.
Director of Business Development, Marketplace
Kristopher M. Lengieza, is the Director of Business Development, Marketplace at Procore Technologies. The marketplace team oversees the development of partnerships and integrations built upon the Procore platform. Mr. Lengieza has been a long time construction technology evangelist and continues to push the construction industry forward. Prior to working at Procore, Mr. Lengieza was the Vice President of Operational Excellence at Stiles Corporation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He oversaw a team that leads many initiatives including Quality, Safety, Innovation, Training, VDC, and Financials. He has also been instrumental in the implementation of VDC, LEAN and LEED principles at several other companies over the course of his career.
Mr. Lengieza has earned a multitude of awards for his work and has been nationally recognized as one of the top 40 construction professionals under 40 by ENR and BD&C. He is constantly seeking to further the use of technology and foster innovation in the construction industry. As such, Mr. Lengieza has been a sought-after speaker for national conferences including Autodesk University, BIMForum, Ecobuild, SPAR and many other regional events. More importantly, he is always willing to volunteer and share his knowledge and has taught for numerous organizations over the past 5 years, including AGC and AIA to name a few.
Mr. Lengieza earned his civil engineering degree in 2004, from Lehigh University.
Chief Executive Officer
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
National Maintenance Agreements Policy Committee, Inc. (NMAPC)
Lindauer has been actively involved in the construction and maintenance industry for over 30 years. He serves as a spokesman and advocate for union construction and maintenance industry, and is regularly cited as an industry expert in national trade publications. In recent years, Lindauer has completed specialized training in association management and executive leadership, and has skillfully shepherded TAUC (formerly the National Erectors Association) through a rebirth in terms of membership, governance and mission.
As Impartial Secretary/CEO of the NMAPC, Lindauer is focused on continually increasing the value of the NMAPC Program for the 2,000 signatory contractors, 14 International Unions and the multitude of client/customers who utilize the National Maintenance Agreements across the country. Throughout the NMAPC’s over 45 years of existence it has accounted for more than $450 billion in work, and over 2.4 billion work hours. Additionally, he has directed the development of the most prestigious safety program in the union construction and maintenance industry, the NMAPC Zero Injury Safety Awards (ZISA).
Lindauer is a member of the Joint Administrative Committee to the Plan for the Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes, Secretary of Helmets to Hardhats Program, sits on the Board of Directors of the Construction Labor Research Council and maintains professional membership with the American Society of Association Executives.
Lindauer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with a minor in economics, from Alfred University in Alfred, New York. He also holds a Master of Science degree in industrial relations and human resource management from The American University in Washington, D.C.
Richard “Jake” Locklear
Outgoing TAUC President
President & CEO of APM
Jake began his APM career in 2005 as the first General Counsel for the business, and has lead multiple functions in that role, including Legal, Human Resources, Compliance, Risk and Communications. In 2007, Jake was named Secretary to the APM Board of Directors, and in 2010, he was promoted to Vice President of the business.
In 2010, Jake joined TAUC’s Labor Committee. In 2012, he was named to TAUC’s Board of Directors. In 2015, he was named First Vice President for TAUC and Chairman of the TAUC Government Affairs Committee; in 2016 he became TAUC President. Jake also served as TAUC’s Representative to the National Coordinating Committee for Multiemployer Plans’ (NCCMP) Retirement Security Review Commission.
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
Throughout his career, Doug McCarron has been known for combining innovative leadership and sound management practices with genuine concern for rank-and-file union members and unrepresented building trades workers. Mr. McCarron was first recognized throughout Southern California as a labor leader and a political activist. In 1994, his work in California was recognized nationally when he was named vice president of the UBC, which represents some 500,000 building trades and forest products workers throughout the United States and Canada.
Since being elected General President in 1995, Mr. McCarron has undertaken the most extensive restructuring in the union’s more than 135-year history, moving the organization to a regional structure that matches modern construction markets. Mr. McCarron and his leadership team were re-elected to five-year terms in 2000, 2005, 2010 and most recently in 2015.
Mr. McCarron began his career as a member of the UBC in 1968, when he joined Local 1506 in Los Angeles. Working his way through the ranks of the union, he was elected president of the Southern California Conference of Carpenters in 1982 and president of the Los Angeles County District Council of Carpenters in 1983.
As a prominent California labor leader, he was influential in pension fund reform, and he led an effort to consolidate and modernize the union’s operations throughout Southern California. In 1992, nearly 3,000 independent drywall strikers turned to Mr. McCarron and the union for help in ending their industry-wide strike and negotiating a historic first contract.
Jake Olsen is currently the co-founder and CEO of LINQ, a startup focused on bringing digital solutions to the construction industry, and was previously VP of Engineering at DEWALT.
Mr. Olsen has worked in the industry as an engineer and entrepreneur for over 15 years both in the USA and abroad developing products, software and businesses to transform the way we build. He holds a Master's Degree in Structural Engineering and is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer in California.
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson was born and raised in Rock Island, Ill., which borders Iowa along the Mississippi River.
He began his apprenticeship as an inside wireman in 1975 and was initiated into Rock Island Local 145 in 1976.
Mr. Stephenson was very active in his local union, and was elected vice president in 1984 and then served as president from 1987-1992. As local president, Mr. Stephenson implemented many new initiatives, including forming an active community service committee and getting the local union’s building recognized as a Red Cross Disaster Center, which was utilized during flooding of the Quad City area in 1997. He was appointed assistant business agent in 1991 and was elected business manager in 1996. As business manager, Mr. Stephenson was very aggressive in organizing, and his membership grew from 700 members to over 1,100 members during his tenure. One of his proudest moments as business manager was when a nonunion electrician stopped in his office to ask how he could join the IBEW because it was too strong of a union area and he had to travel for his employer to find work.