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Construction Executive Summit 2023

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Winners will be announced at Summit.

What is the Construction Executive Summit?

The Construction Executive Summit  is THE construction education event of the season. You will have an opportunity to meet with 150+ local industry leaders. We will host two keynote speakers, four breakout sessions (or 12 education opportunities), breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and more!

In 2023 we will be hosting the Young Contractor Forum - high school students will be joining us for a special FREE breakout panel to discuss early career opportunities for them.  Please sponsor a student or teacher to join us for this event!

Join us for the Supplier Expo during the meals and the breaks - make connections with local Supplier members!

Session agenda to be released soon!

Why Should You Come to the Summit?

The Summit is an amazing opportunity for you and your team to learn together about new trends in construction. During breaks, you can share ideas and network with other locally focused businesspeople. In addition to keynotes and speakers, the Summit features a Supplier Expo where you can connect with leading suppliers in your industry.

How Can You Get Involved with Summit?

SWCA is currently planning for the Construction Executive Summit on March 2, 2023 to be held at the Vancouver Heathman Lodge.

If you would like to sponsor the event, feel free to reach out to us with an email to

2023 Summit Presentation Schedule


6:30 - 7:45 am

Breakfast Keynote

7:45 - 8:45 am


Registration in the Lobby sponsored by k.p.d. Insurance & Parker Smith and Feek –Supplier Expo in the PreFunction Area

Presented by Port of Vancouver USA
Leadership with Todd Plimpton, JD, MBA, MSS

Introduction by Port of Vancouver Commissioner Don Orange

Breakout Session 1 

9:00 - 10:00 am

Breakout Room 1

Surety - How to maximize My Credit

Bill Smith, Parker Smith & Feek

Breakout Room 2

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Independent Contractors

Keysha Echevarria Silva &

Stephanie Garcia

DOL – Wage & Hour Division

Breakout Room 3

Accident/Mishap Investigation

Mark Nelson, Double Action Consulting, LLC

10:00 - 10:15


Breakout Session 2

10:15 - 11:15 am

Breakout Room 1

Cyber Threats, Loss Prevention and Claims

Lindy Gibbons, Travelers Insurance

Breakout Room 2

The Davis Bacon Act: Know Your Requirements Under the Law

Keysha Echevarria Silva &

Stephanie Garcia

DOL – Wage & Hour Division

Breakout Room 3

Cash Planning and Financial Forecasting in a Changing Economy

Aubrianna Millet, Now CFO

11:15 - 11:30 am


Lunch Keynote

11:30 - 12:30 pm

Presented by BIA of Clark County
Contractors Panel: Lease Crutcher Lewis, Robertson & Olson, and Andersen Construction

Facilitated by: Max Ault, LSW Architects

Introduction by Bart Hansen

11:15 - 11:30 am


Breakout Session 3

12:45 - 1:45 pm

Breakout Room 1

Mental Health in the Workplace

Mike Nieto, Catworks Construction

Breakout Room 2

Transitioning to Public Work Drew Roddan, Anchor Insurance & Surety

Breakout Room 3

Women in Construction

Nina Jones, WSDOT

1:45 - 2:00 pm


Breakout Session 4

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Breakout Room 1

People Services

Shelby Shepard-Navarrete, Lease Crutcher Lewis

Breakout Room 2

Succession Planning

Shannon Mitchell, Banner Bank


Breakout Room 3

Small Works Roster Legislation Addressing Public Works Procurement

Dawn Egbert, Port of Vancouver USA

3:00 - 3:15 pm


Afternoon Keynote

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Presented by Washington Trust Bank

Construction Champion Awards
Regional Economic Update: Mike Wilkerson of EcoNW
Introduction by Erik Selden

2023 Young Contractors Forum Schedule

9:45 - 10:00 am

10:00 - 10:40 am

10:45 - 11:25 am

11:30 - 12:30 pm


Career Readiness/Preparing for Career in Construction

Career Pathways within Construction

Lunch with Contractors