“The creation of this new position demonstrates that workforce development is a top priority for our association,” said ABC MA President Greg Beeman. Steve will oversee ABC’s collaborative workforce initiatives involving ABC MA, The Gould Construction Institute (GCI), our training affiliate, and launching our Building Mass Careers website.
Prior to joining ABC, Steve was director of grants and workforce development at the Massachusetts Community Colleges Executive Office. Before that he held workforce development roles for Teamsters Local 25 and the Massachusetts AFL-CIO.
Steve has extensive experience in state government, serving on a number of boards and working closely with both Democrats and Republicans.
“Those who know me, know that workforce development is my passion,” Steve said. “Regardless of political party, union shop or open shop, helping workers is my number one priority. At ABC, I look forward to continuing to help families gain the skills they need to thrive and be competitive in a fast-changing global economy.”
“We are particularly pleased to have Steve on board. His breadth of experience, including his work at the state’s community colleges and with the Teamsters and the AFL-CIO, has given him a valuable skill set and many strong relationships with workforce development professionals across the spectrum,” said ABC MA President Greg Beeman. “Unions have done great work in the area of workforce development. While they operate under a different model, there is much that Steve can bring to ABC and GCI from his work with the unions and his overall broad experience in workforce and training,” said Beeman. “We are fortunate to have Steve join us at a time when developing our industry’s future talent has never been more important.”