President & CEO


Position Title:  President & CEO
Location:             Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. was incorporated in April 1980 from the growth of the merit shop in Louisiana and the need to adequately address the needs of the merit shop construction industry throughout the state. The ABC Pelican Chapter has developed into a diverse, non-profit trade association of contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and industry professionals who have joined together to advance the construction industry by aggressively supporting the merit shop and the free enterprise philosophies. The ABC Pelican Chapter has more than 500 members and represents 52 parishes in Louisiana. 

The President & CEO serves as the Chief Administrative Officer, assists the board in formulation of the mission, goals and objectives, provides staff management and leadership, implements Board of Directors’ policies, prepares the annual budget, and maintains ABC’s image as the spokesperson for the Merit Shop Construction Industry. The President & CEO has regular contact with the Chapter’s elected officers, Board of Directors and committee members on policy matters and other issues as appropriate, and maintains relationships with other associations, industry, and government officials to further the mission of the chapter. 

The successful candidate ideally has a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, 7 years’ experience in a significant leadership role, and is knowledgeable of membership / trade associations or nonprofit organizations. Must have a proven track record in effective leadership, public relations, and involvement in professional organizations.

The ideal candidate:
  • is a polished communicator, both written and spoken;
  • is a proactive leader who will implement and manage ABC’s agenda and initiatives;
  • has an understanding of governmental relations;
  • is skillful in budgeting and financial management;
  • is highly effective at leading and developing staff;   
  • is passionate about the ABC mission; 
  • is resilient in the face of challenges and seeks innovative solutions to problems;
  • is a strategic thinker regarding areas for growth and development of opportunities for membership.
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter (including salary requirements) to no later than August 31, 2017. Please do not contact the ABC Pelican Chapter office. Inquiries and submissions will not be accepted at that location.