Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced that Stephanie Schmidt-Lehmann, 2022 chair of the ABC board of directors, has been named executive vice president of industry relations and member value. In this role, Schmidt-Lehmann ensures ABC delivers on its value proposition, officials said.

Stephanie Schmidt-Lehmann

Schmidt-Lehmann will develop programs and services to help ABC members win and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably, while creating and deploying an effective business development strategy, officials add. She will lead the association’s communications, events, strategic partners, member services and marketing teams, as well as its inclusion, diversity and merit initiatives.

“With more than 40 years of experience in construction management, design-build and general contracting services in leadership positions from business development to operations, Stephanie will provide valued expertise and insights to the ABC team, our stakeholders and the industry at large,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC president and CEO. “ABC is delighted to welcome a veteran construction leader to the helm of our industry relations, member value and IDM initiatives so that ABC can deliver even better solutions to move the industry forward.”

Prior to joining ABC, Schmidt-Lehmann was president of Poole Anderson Construction, an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor that has attained the highest level of achievement in ABC’s STEP Safety Management System.

“ABC is my passion, and I am proud to have been involved in this association at the local and national level for nearly 25 years,” said Schmidt-Lehmann.

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