AGC New Mexico Named Winner of National Public Relations Award


Albuquerque, New Mexico– The Associated General Contractors-AGC New Mexico was recently honored by AGC of America as the recipient of a prestigious 2011 AGC Chapter Public Relations Award. The Chapter Public Relations Awards showcase AGC Chapter initiatives that tackle vital industry issues. The AGC New Mexico campaign to launch ACE Leadership High School won in the “Best Construction Futures” public relations category.

            The award was presented to AGC New Mexico CEO Vicki Mora and Board of Directors President Shad James, Executive VP of Jaynes Corporation, at the Aon Build America Awards Dinner on Wednesday, March 23, 2011, in conjunction with AGC of America’s 92nd Annual Convention at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“We were proud to receive this prestigious award on behalf of the important work done by AGC staff members to promote the opening of ACE Leadership, our cutting edge charter school that is preparing the future leaders in architecture, construction and engineering,” said Mr. James.

“It is always an honor to be recognized nationally by AGC of America, particularly for such an important initiative as ACE Leadership that has been created and supported by our visionary members in New Mexico,” said Ms. Mora.


AGC New Mexico has been instrumental in ensuring the profitability of its member companies and enhancing the standards of the commercial construction profession for over 60 years.  AGC members build over 60% of New Mexico’s non-residential public and private buildings each year and  include open shop and union general contractors, specialty subcontractors and members who are suppliers of materials and services to the construction profession.  The AGC New Mexico was named “2007 AGC Chapter of the Year” by AGC of America.

In 2010 AGC New Mexico proudly opened ACE Leadership High School – a public-private partnership that set a new precedent for commitment to public education by business leaders in our state.  

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