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AGC of California Hires Member Services Regional Director for North & Central California

SACRAMENTO— The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its enhanced regional structure as Chris O’Connor joins the organization as the Regional Director for North & Central California. In this role, he assumes regional member services responsibilities of more than 442-member companies for the region.

O’Connor brings years of experience in community relations, intergovernmental affairs and public policy. He has extensive experience partnering with public and private leaders on legislative issues, campaigns and policy efforts, and is in a unique position to direct member engagement activities.

"Chris is a natural leader who will be an effective member of the local and regional communities,” said chief executive officer Peter Tateishi. “His previous experience working with economic development boards and industry organizations, will assist AGC in the expansion and enhancement of member services and provide members with the opportunity to become more involved in the issues affecting our industry.” 

Before joining AGC of California, Chris served as vice president of Transportation, Housing and Community Development for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. There he provided business leadership, working directly with both public and private leaders throughout the region, to help shape transportation infrastructure policies and related funding initiatives.

Prior to that, his portfolio includes managing diverse policy initiatives having served as a Senior Consultant for the U.S.  Department of the State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, and on staff for U.S. Congressman Dan Lungren.

Chris received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Government from California State University, Sacramento. 

Chris is very enthusiastic about joining AGC and hopes to bring his experience, commitment, and passion for making positive changes for our industry, and California, as he helps push the AGC of California mission forward. He can be reached at 916.371.2422 or