ABA President Mark Minter retiring

Above: "We are in an industry with a lot of conflict. Long term success is easier when understanding the other person’s priorities and point of view," says ABA President Mark Minter. (Photo by Mike Mertes, AZ Big Media) Business Leaders | 13 Feb |

The Arizona Builders Alliance’s longtime President Mark Minter announced he will be retiring effective June 30 after serving the association of commercial and industrial builders for the last 40 years.

In a letter written to members announcing his decision and succession plan today, Minter expressed a mixture of joy and sadness, but especially gratitude, for what he described as “the most rewarding experience of his professional life.”

He wrote, “I hope that over the years, the efforts of myself and others have helped to raise the level of professionalism in the industry and diminish some of those risks. I also hope that along the way we have made the lives of individuals in the industry more productive and fulfilling.”

Minter reflected back on the efforts of AMA members during his tenure, which includes general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and service companies, noting it’s almost impossible to stop at in intersection and not see a building worked on by ABA members, whether it provides employment, healthcare, education or entertainment.

Prior to the merger of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC), Minter worked for the AGC since 1977, serving in a variety of positions such as Tucson branch manager, assistant director and executive director. Earlier this year, he shared those experiences and others with AZRE along with how he has seen the industry progress over the last 40 years.

Moving forward, Minter noted a succession plan currently underway by a task force from the ABA’s board of directors.

“We have received many resumes from talented people interested in filling the President’s role at ABA,” Minter wrote. “Our plan to is have a job offer to my replacement this spring and have that person on board no later than June 1 and ready to take over the helm July 1.”

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