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“I’m humbled that this association has always treated me as a fellow contractor that happens to be a woman, instead of a woman that happens to be a contractor,” said Young.
“Being the first is never about being alone,” she said. “It took the time, energy and encouragement of many people to get me here today.”
While her company filed in January to seek protection from bankrupcy, Young said in an interview with the Engineering News-Record that the economy is improving in the Des Moines area and Miller the Driller will be back.
AGC named Joseph Jarboe, senior vice president of Clark Construction Group, Bethesda, Md., as senior vice president.
Paul Diederich, president of Industrial Builders, Inc., West Fargo, N.D., became the association’s vice president.
Howard Pebley, president of McAllen Construction, Inc., McAllen, Texas, became the association’s treasurer.
The three men will support Young in leading the trade group during their year-long tenure in office.