ABC NorCal is a member-lead association governed by various volunteer committees and an elected Board of Directors representing the communities we serve. The following leadership opportunities allow members to expand their role within the association and take part in the decision-making process.

Board of Directors 
ABC NorCal’s Board of Directors jointly oversees the entire organization. Board members work with the executive team to set the chapter’s strategic direction and ensure business efficiency and mission alignment. They also appoint various committee members and trustees.

Benefit Trust 
The Benefit Trust Fund is an employee benefit plan for ABC NorCal apprentices and members. Trustees oversee plan administration and ensure that funds are used appropriately and responsibly. 

Training Trust  
The Training Trust Fund is an employee benefit plan established to accept and distribute contributions for the training of apprentices and other craft persons. Trustees safeguard all training contributions and ensure that they are used appropriately and responsibly. 

Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee (UAC)
The UAC is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the Apprenticeship Rules & Regulations and Standards which include recruitment and selection of new apprentices, supervising the training of apprentices and their advancement through the program, ensuring apprentices’ proper on-the-job training and school attendance, and also imposing penalties due to violation of program rules.

Board of Directors

 2018 Officers    
Ronald Hicks, Chair
Soltek Pacific Construction Company
  Mark Kirkes
MK Electric & Design
    Regional Council Directors 
    Monterey Bay Regional Council
Josh Ward, Chair Elect & Treasurer
Sausal Corporation
  Bart Bruno
Monterey Peninsula Engineering
    East Bay Regional Council
Greg Schniegenberg, Past Chair
Helix Electric, Inc
  Dan Christopher
Helix Electric, Inc

    Fresno Regional Council
Craig Brueckner, Secretary
Brueckner Insurance & Financial Services
  Preston Cross
Four C’s Construction
2018 Directors   South Bay Regional Council
Jason Kintner, Membership Chair
Merrill Lynch
  Christian Pellecchia
Slatter Construction, Inc.  

Training Trust

Ken Kreischer, Chair

Western Water Constructors, Inc.

        Phillip Blanke
Helix Electric, Inc. 
Andrew Granner
Auburn Constructors, Inc.
Tom Vasey
TSV Painting, Inc.

Dan Yeggy

RK Electric, Inc.

David Holman
Fresno Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

Unilateral Apprenticeship Committee (UAC)

Chris DeVette, Co-Chair 
Aztec Consultants


Karen Briones, Co-Chair
MCE Corporation 


Becky Benavidez
Turman Commercial Painters

        Aman Virk
Bergelectric Corp.
Craig Cooke
Helix Electric, Inc.
        Denis Jordan
BBJ Electric




        Chris DeVette, Co-Chair 

Aztec Consultants 
        Chris DeVette, Co-Chair 

Aztec Consultants 

Benefit Trust

Kathryn McGuire, Chair
Brown Construction, Inc.
          Matt Snyder, Secretary
Helix Electric, Inc.
Rosemary Clyde
Opening Technologies, Inc.
          Michelle Shadinger
Royal Electric Company