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Jana Sangy Joins AGC of California as Director, Industrial Relations Southern California

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) is pleased to announce that Jana Sangy will join the organization’s West Covina office as Director of Industrial Relations for Southern California.

A highly adept labor relations specialist with over 14 years of experience as a senior human resources executive, Sangy will oversee the organization’s collective bargaining strategies for Southern California.  As a lead negotiator, she will manage the administration of labor contracts, grievances and policies.  

"Jana’s vast experience in labor relations on the sides of both Labor and Management will be a valuable asset to the association," said chief executive officer Peter Tateishi. “We are excited to have a director of this caliber join our team.”

Sangy most recently worked for the Service Employees International Union (SIEU) in Los Angeles as Director of Human Resources where she represented and managed employer grievances for the region on a wide range of labor management issues.  Prior to that, she was a Senior Labor Relations Specialist with the National Education Association in Washington, D.C.  where she developed labor relations initiatives and lead negotiations. 

“Her experience negotiating with the various unions and employee associations will provide unique perspective to the collective bargaining process,” said Jerome Di Padova, AGC’s senior vice president and chair of the Southern California Union Contractors Council. “Our members will appreciate her ability to build relationships with key partners, understand and interpret contracts, and handle grievances that will ensure that AGC remains a leader in the Southern California Industrial Relations arena." 

Sangy received her Joint Degree – Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Juris Doctor from the Unversidade Estacio de Sa, Rio de Janeiro and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese. 

Jana will start work on June 18, 2018 and can be reached at 626.608.5800 or