The 129th CAM Annual Meeting was held on Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at MotorCity Casino in Detroit. Nearly 500 CAM members were in attendance at the luncheon meeting, which featured Keynote speaker Steve Marquardt, vice president of Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM).
At the meeting, CAM inducted its 2015 Chairman of the Board, along with three new Board members.
CAM's New Chairman of the Board is Larry S. Brinker, Jr., president of L.S. Brinker Company, part of The Brinker Group, based in Detroit. Brinker, Jr. began his career as a project engineer, advanced to project manager, director of business development, and currently president. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan where he earned a B.S.E. in Civil and Environmental Engineering. At CAM, Brinker, Jr. participates in the Boy Scouts of America Building Connections annual fundraising event and serves on its Executive Committee.
Each year three directors retire from CAM's 12-member Board, and three new directors are elected by the CAM Membership. The 2015 newly elected directors are: Thomas Broad of Midwest Steel, Inc., Detroit; Joseph Fontanesi of Fontanesi & Kann Company, Ferndale; and Jennifer Panning of Artisan Tile, Inc., Brighton.
Other current members of the CAM Board of Directors are: Brad Leidal, Leidal & Hart Mason Contractors, Inc., Livonia; John Raimondo, Roncelli, Inc., Sterling Heights; John Rieckhoff, C.L. Rieckhoff Company, Inc., Taylor; Kevin Ryan, Powerlink Facility Management Services, Detroit; and Preston Wallace, Limbach Company, LLC, Pontiac.