CFMA VOS Chapter Updates
May 1, 2016
2016 Construction Executive of the Year
Annual Event Doesn't Disappoint!



The 2016 Construction Executive of the Year Dinner & Awards were held last Thursday night, April 30 at the Montelucia Resort.  Guests were treated to a beautiful venue and delicious dinner,  but most of all, an entertaining program and inspiring nominees and award recipients.  This year's program included roasting some long time members - everyone got a good laugh at the expense of Marj "Vodka" Weber, Tony "18 kids and counting" Hakes, and Tom "Job Hopper" Lawless - MC Dave Pratt was all too eager to deliver this portion of the script!  Debby Anderson set the bar high for future Pioneer Award introductions with her rendition of "Sweet Caroline" updated for Mike Markham, Sr.  Kelly Anderson of Jenco, Inc. was the well deserving recipient of the night's big honor of Construction Executive of the Year.  Best Under the Sun Member awards went to Associate Member Eric Pach of Minard Ames, and General Member Michelle Walker of SSC Boring. 


Big congratulations to the other finalists - Robert Meyers of CSW Contractors, Mark Haight of Mark's Valley Grading and Jim Zarling of Excel Mechanical.  Even bigger congratulations and thanks to Matt Meaker and Bryan Eto, this year's event co-chairs, and the entire CEoY committee on a job well done and a night to remember! 


New Chapter Admin Contact

Please remember to update your e-mail contact list - effective April 1, 2016, Amber Ashmore is serving as our interim chapter admin until a permanent replacement is made.  Her e-mail is

National Conference
June 25th - 29th in San Antonio

Registration is open for the annual CFMA National Conference and prices increase on May 15 - so sign up soon!  Don't miss out on attending what is always an amazing educational opportunity and a fun, energizing experience. 
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
(where the conference is being held) is sold out.

CFMA has secured a room block at the Hyatt Place San Antonio-North/Stone Oak, located at 1610 East Sonterra Boulevard in San Antonio. Arrangements have also been made for shuttle service between the Hyatt Place and the JW Marriott. To make a reservation at the Hyatt Place, click here or call the Central Reservations line at 888-HYATTHP (888-492-8847) and use the group code G-CFMA to ensure the $149/night pricing.

Check out the VoS members who are presenting as you choose your sessions from the conference  agenda
Tony Hakes: Emerging Issues Update - Monday at 2:45
Michelle Walker: How to Attract, Train & Retain Workers - Monday at 4:15
Marj Weber: How Can Subspecialty Contractor CFMs Improve Project Profit (Panel Discussion) - Tuesday at 2:45 
Kevin Burnett: Image Alert!  A Proven Program to Raise the Level of Contractor Expertise - Tuesday at 4:35

May Lunch

Join us on Thursday, May 19th at the Doubletree.  This month's program includes a panel discussion on Wellness Programs.  Click here for more information and to register online.

Community Service
Join us on Thursday, June 9 from 3:30 - 5:30 pm to pack food to send around the world that will help feed hungry children.  This is a fun, easy, indoor volunteer opportunity, and children over the age of 5 are welcome.   Click here to register or e-mail Diana Bujnovsky with any questions.

Regional Conference
September 25 - 27, 2016

Because really...who from Arizona isn't ready for a couple of days in San Diego by the time September rolls around??  Even if you're not burned out on the desert heat by then, sign up for this great opportunity to learn and network with other chapters from our region. 
Registration is open now, so check out the jam-packed agenda and top-notch speakers that you can enjoy just a few hours away!

Amber Ashmore, Interim Chapter Admin.
 PO Box 7703, Phoenix, AZ  85011