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SWCA Construction Executive Summit

Construction Executive Summit 2024

February 29, 2024 || 7:00am - 5:00pm

The Hilton Vancouver Washington

301 W 6th St, Vancouver, WA 98660

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 three keynote speakers, four breakout sessions (or 12 education opportunities), breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and more!

In 2024 we will be hosting the Young Contractor Forum on March 1st- high school students will be joining us to discuss early career opportunities for them.

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

The session agenda is 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,  we will have a Summit Expo where you can connect with leading suppliers and associates in your industry.

How Can You Get Involved with Summit?

SWCA is currently planning for the Construction Executive Summit on February 29, 2024 to be held at the Hilton Downtown Vancouver.

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

2024 Summit Presentation Schedule


7:00am - 7:45 am

Breakfast Keynote

7:45 - 8:45 am


Registration in the Lobby sponsored K.p.d Insurance

Successfully Navigating Stormy Conditions

Ron Frederiksen & Vickie Dalton, FOR Solutions

Presented by Port of Vancouver


Breakout Session 1 

9:00 - 10:00 am

Breakout Room 1

Preparing the Next Generation of Workforce: Grade 13 

Darcy Hoffman, Workforce SW WA, and Sherrie Jones, SWCA

Breakout Room 2

M/W/DBE Certifications

Paige Spratt, Schwabe

Breakout Room 3

Risk Mitigation

Mark Nelson, Double Action Consulting, LLC

10:00 - 10:15


Breakout Session 2

10:15 - 11:15 am

Breakout Room 1

Myths in Working with Minor Workers

Nina Stemm, Vancouver Public Schools and Logan Kysar, Tapani Inc.

Breakout Room 2

Apprentice Utilization Requirements 

Jim Kaltenbaugh & Bonnie Dressel, Department of Labor and Industries

Breakout Room 3

Back Injuries

Doctor Opdahl, Opdahl Chiropractic 

11:15 - 11:30 am


Lunch Keynote

11:30 - 12:30 pm

Comprehensive Plan Update with Steve Horenstein, Schwabe

Presented by BIA of Clark County

11:15 - 11:30 am


Breakout Session 3

12:45 - 1:45 pm

Breakout Room 1

The War on Talent

Tim DeWolf, Brown & Brown

Breakout Room 2

Marijuana in the Workplace 

Esther Miller, Drug-Free Business


Breakout Room 3

Claims Management 

Jay Doughty, Department of Labor & Industries

1:45 - 2:00 pm


Breakout Session 4

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Breakout Room 1

Teaming Agreement/Joint Venture

Chris Slottee, Schwabe

Breakout Room 2

Future of Benefits | Benefit Trends 2024+

Tyson Fuehrer, Alliant

Breakout Room 3

Elevating Worker Safety, Engagement, and Efficiency with Innovative Solutions

Sarah Ballini-Ross, Prime Performance

3:00 - 3:15 pm


Afternoon Keynote

3:15 - 4:15 pm

Interstate Bridge Replacement with Frank Green, Asst. Program Administrator

2024 Young Contractors Forum Schedule - March 1st 2024

9:30 - 9:45 am

9:45 - 10:15 am

10:20 - 11:35 am

11:45 - 12:20 pm

12:25 - 12:55 pm


Career Readiness

Breakout Rooms

Lunch with Contractors

Navigating Career Opportunities