Michael D. Bellaman
President and CEO
Associated Builders and Contractors
Michael D. Bellaman has served as president and chief executive officer of Associated Builders and Contractors, a national trade association representing more than 21,000 members from 69 chapters across the United States, since 2011. In his role, Bellaman leverages the merit shop philosophy to help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. He leads the association to deliver on the following long-term strategic goals:
- • Establish ABC members as the world-class standard for health, safety and environment;
- • Increase the political influence of ABC;
- • Be the leading force for workforce development and education; and
- • Continuously grow and deliver value to a diverse and committed membership.
Bellaman is dedicated to helping ABC members and the construction industry be world-class in safety. He is a co-founder of the Construction Coalition for a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace and has championed a roadmap for companies whose leaders want to transform their safety programs from the ground up through ABC’s industry-revolutionizing STEP safety management system. A 1985 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Bellaman earned a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering and spent more than two decades in the construction industry before joining ABC.