Michele Daugherty is the President/CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors, Northern California Chapter (ABC NorCal), representing construction firms specializing in the commercial and industrial sectors that employ over 20,000 skilled and trained Northern California workers from Fresno to the Oregon border. Michele is also the Statewide Authorized Administrator of California American Fire Sprinkler Association in 2020. Michele is dedicated to upholding the free enterprise philosophy and advancing safety and education for the construction industry.
Michele has spent the past two decades focused on creating career and advancement pathways for others. Prior to leading ABC NorCal, Michele was the President/CEO of the ABC Nevada Chapter and formerly the Director of the University of Nevada, Reno College of Business Advising Center. Under her leadership ABC NorCal has continued to grow as a workforce development leader expanding their state and federally approved Apprenticeship and Craft Training programs. Michele is committed to educating the current and future workforce and values the importance of educating today’s youth on the benefits of careers in construction.
Michele proudly serves on the Board of Directors for Region Business, San Joaquin Partnership, Solano Economic Development Corporation and Contra Costa Republican Central Committee. Formally, Michele was appointed for multiple terms on the State of Nevada Apprenticeship Council. Michele has be certified as a Master Trainer by the National Center for Construction Education and Research. Michele received her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and resides in Discovery Bay with her husband of 15 years and is the proud mother of two boys Fourteen and Nine.