The ACE Mentor Program of America has appointed new board and advisory council members who will lend their experience to provide governance and oversight to further drive the mission of ACE.
ACE is a free, award-winning, afterschool program designed to attract high school students into pursuing careers in the architecture, construction and engineering industry, including skilled trades. With the current and critical skilled labor shortage, ACE firms are working diligently to enroll and train the next generation of design, construction and trade professionals.
“We are thrilled to have this new group of leaders joining our board and we are incredibly thankful for for their commitment to our program and our students,” said Diana Eidenshink, president of the ACE Mentor Program of America. “We serve more than 10,000 students every year, and we try to provide as many low barrier opportunities as possible. With the support of industry firms, we are one step closer to that.”
New Board Member include:
David Drinkward, President & CEO
Hoffman Construction Company
Diane Hoskins, Co-CEO
Craig Kennedy, Regional Vice President
CRH Americas, Inc.
Velma Korbel, Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer
APi Group, Inc.
ABA Construction Law Forum
Steve Ulmer, Senior Vice President
APi Group, Inc.
New National Advisory Council Members:
Alex Bachrach, Publisher
Ryan Jeanette, Director of Operations
Steve Krawczynski, President
van Zelm Heywood & Shadford, Inc
ACE Mentor, which stands for Architecture, Construction and Engineering, annually engages 10,000 high school students in a free afterschool program lasting 15-19 sessions. Volunteer industry professionals mentor students and lead them through a hands-on simulation of designing and constructing buildings. ACE’s 78 affiliates operate in 37 states. Since its establishment, ACE has awarded $25 million in scholarships to help its students with post-secondary education and skilled crafts training. ACE is supported at the national and local level by major companies in the integrated construction industry.