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NCCER Announces 2021 Board of Trustees, Names Toups Chairman

 Feb. 25, 2021 - NCCER has elected Stephen Toups, president of Turner Industries in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as its 2021 board of trustees’ chairman.

Toups is NCCER’s first chairman who will serve a two-year term. He succeeds Michael Bennett, vice president of The Cianbro Companies, of Pittsfield, Maine, who remains a member of the executive committee and is the co-chair of the newly founded Past Chairman’s Council.

Other members of the 2021 board of trustees’ executive committee include Scott Marshall, senior group director – people operations, Americas of Worley, as the 2021 vice chairman, and Monique V. Ford, CPA, as treasurer.

In addition, Brendan McAndrews, chief operations officer of McAndrews Glass, joins the board of trustees as the Associated Builders and Contractors’ appointee from that organization’s executive committee.

NCCER’s board of trustees consists of representatives from contractors, owners, and partner associations. All trustees are recognized for their expertise in construction or construction-related topics and serve one- to three-year terms. Three seats on the board are designated specifically for leaders in career and technical education, which helps NCCER continue to strengthen its alignment with education.

Additional 2021 board of trustees members:

Nicole Calamaio, senior vice president/chief human resources officer, Sundt Construction

David Chapin, president, Willmar Electric Service

J. Charles Dabadie, Americas regional manufacturing manager, ExxonMobil

Alicia Edsen, talent development director, Kiewit Corporation

Connie Fabré, president and CEO, Greater Baton Rouge Industry Alliance, Inc.

Daniel Groves, director of strategic initiatives, Construction Users Roundtable

Glen Gulino, executive vice president, operations, ISC Constructors

Raymond Issa, Ph.D., professor and director, University of Florida’s M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management

Michael Kenig, vice chairman, Holder Construction

Tyler London, U.S. Gulf Coast regional director for engineering and maintenance and global maintenance expertise center director, Dow

Jeff Lynn, interim president, Central Alabama Community College

Sam Lyon, principal vice president and global workforce services manager, Bechtel

Stephen P. Mulva, Ph.D., director, Construction Industry Institute

Ken Nixon, general manager MTAP – Gulf of Mexico, Shell Deepwater Gulf of Mexico

Tony Rader, vice president, National Roofing Partners

Rudy Ramirez, vice president, talent acquisition and talent management, Zachry Group

Robin Renschen, director of learning and development, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Tricia Thibodeaux, project director, Fluor

Chelle Travis, executive director, SkillsUSA

and LeAnn Wilson, executive director, Association for Career and Technical Education.

NCCER is a not-for-profit education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and assessments with portable credentials and certifications for skilled craft professionals.

NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes accreditation, training, assessment, certification and career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries. For more information, visit or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.




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