By: Mary Richardson
Annual Committee Member of the Year The Annual Committee Member of the Year was established by the chapter leadership in 2008. This award is given annually to recognize a person who has spent much of their time during the year serving on at least one of the chapter committees. Pelican Chapter’s committee structure is the heart of the organization. The 2014 Committee Member of the Year recipient is Ray Neck with Turner Industries. BEAM Club Award The BEAM Club Award is an award that is given annually to a member who demonstrates outstanding achievement in the area of membership development and recruiting – the life blood of any association. The individual who receives this award exemplifies dedication
to making ABC more productive, stronger, and more politically effective and the “BEAM” upon which we build our future. This year we are excited to announce that the 2014 Beam Club Award is presented to Thad Rispone with ISC Constructors. 2014 Merit Shop Member of the Year The 2014 Merit Shop Member of the Year is a second generation long-time ABC member. This year’s winner has served on numerous committees, served the Pelican Chapter as Chair of the Industrial Contractors Council, served as Chapter President in 2003 and on the National Board. This member served on the Louisiana Workforce Investment Council, as Chair of that Council’s Craft Workforce Steering Committee. As a result of the efforts of this committee, great strides have been made in aligning education and industry to meet the demands for a highly trained workforce. The 2014 Pelican Chapter Merit Shop Member of the Year is Mr. Jorge Tarajano with Pala-Interstate, LLC.