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Boards and Committees

2024 Executive Committee

PresidentJohn A. Everhart, Merit Construction Engineers, Inc.
Senior Vice PresidentSteve Dennis, Schlosser & Associates.
Vice PresidentAlisha Bryson, Wayman Fire Protection, Inc.
Vice PresidentJoshua Fanelli, The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Treasurer/SecretaryTerrence T. Gleason, Eastern States Construction
Allied PresidentDavid Kitto, Patriot Insulation Contractors, LLC
Merit Shop PresidentMichael Petka, Bancroft Construction
Associate Member CouncilSallie Ann Conner, Schneider Trailer & Container Rental
Immediate Past PresidentMichael Peet, ModernControls

2024 Board of Directors

Leonard Brooks, George & Lynch, Inc.
Joseph J. Corrado, Corrado Construction Company
Robert Field, Eastern Highway Specialists, Inc.
Joelle Fitzsimmons, Superior Electric
Daniel J. Hahn, Sr., Furness Electric
Israel Mercado, Santora CPA Group
Michael Petka, Bancroft Construction
Victoria K. Petrone, Esq., Baird Mandalas Brockstedt Federico & Cardea LLC
Anthony Rizzo, Joseph Rizzo & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
Jacob Yohe, A-Del Construction Co., Inc.


Civic Affairs Construction Council – Political Action Committee

The mission of the Council is dedicated to the protection, preservation and furtherance of the private enterprise system and, in particular, to the protection and advancement under law of the commercial, heavy, highway, industrial, institutional and utility segments of the construction industry in Delaware. To fulfill these objectives, funds may be solicited and received and the Council may expend those monies to assist, by means of direct financial contributions, candidates for public office who, it is believed by the Council, are in general agreement with the objectives of the Council.

DCA-DelDOT Liaison Committee

The mission of the DCA/DelDOT Liaison Committee is to enhance the working relationship between the construction community and the Delaware Department of Transportation. The Committee pursues the resolution of inefficient and unreasonable DelDOT procedures and policies to improve the way the highway construction industry does business with the Department. The Committee also works with DelDOT to develop new procedures and policies to satisfy the needs of the Department, the industry and the traveling public.

John J. McMahon, Jr. Scholarship Trust

The John J. McMahon Scholarship Trust mission is to encourage Association members’ employees and their dependents to pursue post-secondary education courses of study that relate to the construction industry. The scholarship trust provides two and four year academic scholarships to students who undertake post-secondary education. The Board of the Scholarship Trust oversees the administration of the Trust and assists DCA staff in soliciting applications from the Association’s members.

Workforce Development Committee

The mission of this Committee is to plan, prepare, choose and implement programs of educational benefit to participants in the local construction industry, to promote careers in construction and to serve as a training and information resource for our members.

Finance Committee

Responsible for ensuring the continued financial health of the Association, the DCA Finance Committee monitors revenues, expenditures, debts, investment performance and accounting procedures. The Committee guides DCA’s staff regarding the provision of financial reports required by the Association’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Committee makes recommendations to the Executive Committee and Board of Directors for action.

Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee, in concert with the Civic Affairs Construction Council, advises the Executive Committee on governmental issues affecting the Association and the industry. This committee, along with DCA staff, develops and pursues the adoption of legislation and regulations to benefit the industry. Committee members actively assist the DCA Government Relations team by engaging with governmental agencies and elected officials as needed.

Young Executive Committee

The mission of the Young Executives Committee is to provide activities to promote the active involvement of the association’s future leadership in the construction industry and the Delaware community.


The committee strives to organize activities that allow the members to interact and exchange ideas with their peers and build strong personal and business relationships within their industry.

Education and Training Committee

The mission of this Committee is to promote safe practices and standards on all job sites throughout the State of Delaware, and to:

  • Educate DCA members and their employees in applicable OSHA standards,
  • Communicate with members on upcoming or revised standards and/or regulations,
  • Assist members and guide them in the proper direction when challenged by State and/or Federal agencies.

Black Skilled Trades and Careers Council

The purpose of this committee is to facilitate the advancement of the skilled trades within the black community. Formerly underrepresented in our industry, this committee seeks to identify potential skilled trades people, inform them of the benefits of this career path, and guide them to success.