How Contractors are Tackling Workforce Challenges with a Whole-of-Firm Approach

AGC Webinar

Learn how contractors Robins & Morton and Strack, Inc. are tackling chronic workforce challenges with a whole-of-firm approach to recruiting and retaining workers. The two firms will outline the steps they are taking to engage all levels – including the C-suite, HR, and field levels – to find new ways and sources to recruit workers and to create a culture that helps retain them. This moderated conversation will include specific tips other firms can use to improve their workforce development efforts. Webinar participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and share their own success stories. This conversation builds on some of the key themes that emerged from AGC’s first-ever Construction Industry HR and Workforce Conference that took place in November 2023.



Jennifer Lacy
Lean Practice Leader
Robins & Morton

Robins & Morton’s Lean Practice Leader Jennifer Lacy has been with the company for 19 years and is responsible for the continued advancement of the company’s Building Forward® approach, based on Lean philosophies. She is a published author, hosts a weekly YouTube livestream, and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, such as Lean Construction Institute’s Annual Congress, Associated General Contractors of America’s Annual Convention, Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, and more.

Jonathan Strack
Strack, Inc.

Jonathan Strack started his career at Strack, Inc. at 12 years old as a laborer and worked his way up through the business as an operator, superintendent, project manager, vice president, president, and finally CEO, learning what it means to be a good leader from the greatest man and mentor that anyone could ever have: his father, Joe Strack.


Nate Barry
Vice President for Strategic Operations and Initiatives
Metropolitan Community College

Dr. Nathan Barry has more than 15 years of higher education experience in both faculty and administrative roles. He joined MCC in 2016 as the Dean of Construction Education. Prior to joining higher education, he worked in construction and land development holding a variety of roles. As the Vice President for Strategic Operations, he leads the strategic planning efforts, including facilities planning, development, and overall facilities operations. Barry holds a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Nebraska Kearney, a Master’s in Business Administration from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

Continuing Education Offered:

Participants can earn 1.0 HRCI CE Credit and 1.0 SHRM PDC by attending the entire webinar. Attendees will receive a separate email after the webinar with details to submit the webinar activity and claim credit toward their HRCI and SHRM recertification requirements.

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