Chief Information Officer

AGC of America

About AGC

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.

Since 1918, contractors throughout the country have relied on AGC to support their businesses, find new projects, and help shape the laws impacting the industry.  AGC of America offers many ways for our members – whatever their interests – to become involved in our association at both the local and national levels, to network with peers across the country, and to help shape the industry overall. Whatever your interest within the construction industry, AGC has a place for all members to learn, influence, guide and grow.

The Role

AGC of America is seeking an entrepreneurial information technology change leader to align its digital infrastructure with its core business strategy and stakeholder requirements. The next CIO will focus on four key transformational areas: 1) digital strategy; 2) data governance; 3) data analytics strategy and roadmap; and 4) information technology projects. Reporting to the COO, this role will evolve into a trusted business partner to the executive team, internal departments and key member partners.

Chief among the CIO’s long-term priorities will be to guide the association’s digital infrastructure investments to advance AGC’s member engagement and operational needs, including centralizing IT functions. In the short-term, these priorities will include a critical evaluation of all technology platforms, primarily its AMS and CMS; development of new data governance policies to improve accurate transmission of member data from its 89 chapters; a data analytics roadmap to equip internal stakeholders with key data to meet organizational goals; and new project planning processes to advance and communicate technology priorities between IT staff and internal customer segments.

Candidate Profile

The preferred candidate will demonstrate 10+ years’ in an information technology leadership role leading cross-department technology initiatives, developing and implementing digital/technology strategies, evaluating technology platforms, leading technology selection projects, and managing an information technology staff.

The following additional qualifications are highly desirable:

  • Experience in a trade association with affiliated chapters
  • Knowledge of association technology platforms
  • Experience in a corporate technology setting

A deeply customer-centric yet metrics-focused executive, the candidate will be able to build the “business case for change” and show aptitude for effectively enrolling internal and external stakeholders in the following areas: 1) assessing business requirements; 2) advocating for change initiatives; 3) balancing innovation with risk; 4) creating support for change initiatives; 5) bridging departmental silos; and 6) streamlining process efficiencies.

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • In cooperation with Senior Managers, establishes and directs the strategic and tactical IT goals, policies and procedures for the advancement of the Association’s core business strategies and stakeholder requirements.
  • Plans and directs the association’s strategy for its information technology infrastructure, including hardware, software, membership database and telecommunications.
  • Provides leadership and coordination in the planning, development and implementation of all digital infrastructure systems that serve the needs of the association and maintains security of all systems.
  • Oversees association forums related to construction IT trends and advancements.
  • Provides leadership and coordination for the IT content at other AGC conferences.


  • Directly manages four IT staff which support infrastructure, database, website, application development and member-related forums.
  • Develops short-and long-range strategic goals for the association’s technology infrastructure, including but not limited to hardware requirements, software, and membership database and overall strategy for deployment of such goals.
  • Ensures the security, efficiency and continuous operation of association’s computer systems, telephone systems, membership database and website.
  • Develops and implements data analytics roadmaps to ensure staff has key data to meet organizational needs.
  • Administers and controls the information systems income, expense and capital equipment budgets.
  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the-art developments through attendance at trade and professional meetings and seminars, perusal of literature and use of supplementary educational materials. Tracks and reports to COO on a regular basis on emerging trends and opportunities that will help to reduce association operating costs.
  • Oversees ongoing computer systems training for the association’s staff.
  • Works to establish relationships with all departments within the association to better serve their needs, advise on technology resources to improve departmental efficiencies and advance the strategic operations of the association.
  • Establishes policies and procedures related to the IT/digital infrastructure priorities of the association.
  • Works directly with volunteers and vendors on technology related projects, such as TechBrief, Construction Technology Innovation (CTi) WebEd Series and CP Coalition.
  • Participates in any construction software open standards and interoperability–initiatives such as the Construction Progress Coalition (CPC).

To Apply:

This is a retained search. Please submit a detailed cover letter explaining your interest in the role, along with a resume customized to reflect your relevant competencies. Applications should be sent to Shira Harrington, Chief Engagement Officer, Purposeful Hire, Inc. at