WASHINGTON - The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) has announced the appointment of Michael D. Bellaman as president and CEO, effective Feb. 1. In a career spanning 23 years with Lend Lease Corp., he served as CEO of Americas for Bovis Lend Lease from 2008 to June 2010, having started with the company as a project engineer. Most recently, he has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial initiatives, including serving as managing director of Grow the Pie Ventures LLC.

Previously, as CEO of Lend Lease Retail and Communities from 2005 to 2008, Bellaman was responsible for the management and development of the Lend Lease Retail, Lend Lease Communities, and Actus Lend Lease business units throughout the United States. Additionally, over the course of his career, he managed the design, construction, and maintenance of real estate assets, served clients with large real estate portfolios, and led local offices, including those in Washington, D.C., and Richmond, Va.

“Mike brings to ABC an excellent business portfolio, focused on strategic thinking, business growth and development, and change initiatives, all solidly grounded in the construction industry and real estate market,” said 2011 ABC National Chairman Mike Uremovich, Great Lakes Energy Consultants, Manhattan, Ill. “His knowledge of our industry will be of immense value to the association as we work to meet the challenges of today’s business environment.

“On behalf of the entire ABC family, I want to thank our outgoing President and CEO Kirk Pickerel who is retiring after nearly 28 years of service to the association, including more than 10 years as its leader,” Uremovich said. “Under Kirk’s leadership, ABC increased its value and visibility to our member companies, while helping to establish ABC as a top national association among its peers.”

For more information, visit www.abc.org.

Publication date:01/24/2011