Associated Buildersand Contractors (ABC), Cumberland
Valley Chapter (CVC), Young Professionals Group, or YPG, is a group of next generation
leaders under the age of 40 who work in the
Architectural/Engineering/Construction industry with enormous ambitions. The YPG officiallylaunched in July of 2014 with a loose vision of what it thought it should represent for young leaders.  With the help of ABC National
and Worx Graphic Design, the mission and strategic plan was formulated. 
The YPG stands for education and elevation - we are forming tomorrow’s leaders in the industry by providing educational events, serving as a voice of the
contracting world, advocacy and  equality. Three focus areas identified were: education, advocacy,and community involvement/outreach.

Nominations and elections were held for leadership positions and the
following individuals were voted into chair positions:

Brooke Wenger, Triad Engineering, Inc., Chair

Emily Beecher, Baxter Group Inc., Vice Chair

William Griffith, Tri-County Pumps, Events Chair

Lindsay Hockenberry, RCD Electrical Services, Inc., Marketing Chair

Tim Campbell, Callas Contractors, Inc., Secretary
 

Since its inception, the YPG has organized many events.  A small sampling includes a Classic Drive-In
Movie night at Family Recreation where school supplies were collected for
Washington County Public Schools; Generation Next, an educational event talking
about why young professionals need to identify “their why?”; and several
networking events where young professionals could expand their personal circle
of connections.  With a vibrant group of young
professionals at the helm, many more exciting events are being planned.    Upcoming
events can be found on our Facebook page (ABC CVC Young Professionals Group).

The YPG chairs participated in the national ABC Legislative Conference
held in June where they had the opportunity to meet with Maryland delegation. Pictured above (L-R):Tim Campbell, Brooke
Wenger, Will Seilhamer (President ABC, CVC), Emily Beecher, Lindsay
Hockenberry, and William Griffith.)

For more information or to join the YPG, please email [email protected] or contact Brooke Wenger at 717-372-8657.  Be sure to see what we are
doing by liking our Facebook page: ABC CVC Young Professionals Group. 
 We are excited about our future growth and activities!