Session Type: Convention, Management Workshop
Location: Convention CenterRoom Number: 157B + 157C
Available Dates & Times
|With less than a month to go in an exciting election season, NECA’s government affairs team will bring you their predictions on the race for the White House and Congress. On the regulatory side, as the Obama Administration wraps up, a number of new rules are taking effect that impact NECA members and we provide you the tools you need to navigate them.|
Marco is NECA’s Executive Director for Government Affairs. He also directs the association’s Political Action Committee, NECAPAC, which is ranked as the top political action committee for specialty contractors. Marco has been active in government affairs for more than 20 years and served as Senior Director, Government Affairs, for the Associated General Contractors of America prior to joining NECA. He also served as the Director of Advocacy for the Building Owners and Managers Association and is widely regarded as a policy expert in infrastructure investment and federal procurement.
Brian Wood is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP. Brian is the former General Counsel of Keller Foundations, LLC and its US subsidiaries. Mr. Wood is highly experienced in matters involving both public (state and federal) and private construction, and in his legal career, has represented owners, contractors, design-builders, and subcontractors. As in-house counsel for Keller, Mr. Wood handled a broad spectrum of construction matters, ranging from contract drafting and negotiation, to claim preparation, negotiation, and prosecution. He has successfully litigated and arbitrated many claims both nationally and internationally. Brian holds a degree in civil engineering from Florida State University and received his law degree from the University of Maryland. Prior to becoming an attorney, Brian worked as an intern, project engineer, construction manager, scheduling consultant, and resident engineer on projects including the construction of major transportation systems, such as rail systems, highways and bridges. His diverse background also includes experience as a claims and scheduling consultant for various public owners on projects including light and heavy commuter rail, flood control (dams and levees), and vertical/building, construction.