"This was the best conference I have been a part of.  The presentations and networking receptions were outstanding!"  Gary Erlander, Cherne Contracting


Networking Opportunities Abound


The Welcome Reception kicks things off on Tuesday evening, May 9th, with ample opportunities to meet and greet your fellow leaders in the contractor, labor, customer and association communities.

The Thomas J. Reynolds Awards Luncheon on Wednesday afternoon, May 10th, provides TAUC Contractor Members with an opportunity to showcase their safety pedigree in front of their peers and current and future customers.

The Gala Dinner on Thursday evening, May 11th, is a more formal occasion where an outstanding union craftsperson is presented with the James J. Willis Craftsperson of the Year Award - the "Heisman Trophy" of the union construction and maintenance industry.

To learn more about all of the Conference activities, visit the Schedule of Events page.

Great Speakers and Panel Presentations


Former Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department (BPD) and a 27-year veteran of the force, Dan provided strong leadership through some of the most tragic and contentious events in the city’s history, including the Boston Marathon bombings and the Occupy Movement. Dan serves clients in diverse industries with uncommon experience in investigations, crisis response, and risk management, as well as personal, physical, and operational security strategies. Widely respected for his knowledge of the complexities inherent in law enforcement and homeland security, Dan has also consulted with numerous national and international government agencies on a broad range of challenges, including large-scale event management, crisis leadership, and preparedness and community engagement strategies.

During his long career in law enforcement, Dan developed a strong commitment to translating the lessons learned from large-scale events, crises, and tragedies throughout the country into training and policies aimed at avoiding the mistakes of the past while also replicating successful strategies. For example, Dan contributed to a report produced by the firm of Edward Davis, LLC that reviewed a large-scale disorder event at the University of Massachusetts, and presented a set of recommendations to prevent future occurrences. 

Upon retiring from the Boston Police Department prior to joining Kroll, Dan founded the Linskey Group. In this role, he provided clients with security, law enforcement, and emergency management services, including dignitary protection, cyber security, and confidential investigations, as well as incident reviews and training exercises designed to prepare agencies and facilities for crisis. 

After joining the BPD in 1986, Dan rose through the ranks before being promoted to Superintendent-in-Chief, the department’s highest sworn member. In this role, he managed the day-to-day operations of a 3,000-person department with a budget of over $300 million while overseeing a 30% reduction in major crimes over seven years. 

While serving as Superintendent-in-Chief, Dan was also the Jurisdictional Point of Contact for the City of Boston, working with the Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management to develop, implement, and oversee a regional homeland security strategy addressing all hazards.

Confirmed speakers for this year's Conference include the General Presidents of the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA).

Former Boston Police Department’s Superintendent-in-Chief Daniel Linskey

To learn more about the Conference Speakers and Panel Presentations click here.

Conference Attendees Demographics

On average, attendance to TAUC's annual Leadership Conference has increased by 10% each year over the past ten years.

Although TAUC represents some 2,000 union contractors from across the United States, there are also a large number of high-level representatives in attendance from the Owner-Client, International and Local Unions, and Local Union Contractor Associations communities, as well as vendors and service providers to the construction industry.