Dirk Elsperman, executive vice president and chief operating officer of St. Louis-based construction firm Tarlton Corp., will be sworn in as president of Associated General Contractors of America in April of 2019. When he takes office, Elsperman will become one of only four AGC principals from the bi-state area to lead the national organization.
Five others from Tarlton have served as president or chairman of the state association: J. Al Riley in 1967, Robert Elsperman in 1981, Bob Siess in 1995, Tracy Hart in 2008 and Dirk Elsperman in 2013. Hart, Tarlton president, began her service to the St. Louis chapter in 1996 and also has been active with the national AGC.
As president of AGC of America, which is celebrating its centennial this year, Elsperman will have the opportunity to speak with AGC chapter leaders and members across the United States to glean important industry insights on issues and concerns facing general contractors today.
Elsperman has 30 years of experience and a history of service in local and national capacities for AGC. In addition to serving as chairman of the board for AGC of Missouri, he has been a contributing member on 10 committees for AGC of America that focus on construction education and training; project management and delivery; Lean construction; government affairs; and labor policy, negotiations and agreements. He also is certified in the AGC of America Advanced Management Program.