Boston, MA – The Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) welcomes Samilys Rodriguez as its director of career development & industry inclusion.
In her role, Rodriguez will lead AGC MA’s Committee for Diversity & Inclusion and Workforce Development Task Force. Both groups spearhead AGC MA industry advancement initiatives by developing key events and programs, including the Emerging Leadership Development Series, Diversity Summit, Elementary School Pipeline Partnerships, Building Advancement Externship Program, and participation in Construction Inclusion Week.
She comes to AGC MA from the Center for Women & Enterprise, where she oversaw efforts to help women business enterprises. In her previous roles within the construction and design industry, Rodriguez established best practices for contract compliance related to disadvantaged business utilization and workforce diversity goals and led assessment of diversity and inclusion practices to strengthen recruitment, training, talent management, pipeline development, and employee engagement and retention strategies.
“Having partnered with Samilys in her role promoting women-owned businesses, her passion and vision to enhance opportunity and diversity in all industries is impressive and aligns perfectly with AGC MA’s mission of championing careers in construction to a diverse workforce.” said AGC MA CEO, John Ferrante. “She describes herself as a ‘connector who is passionate about identifying points of synergy to uplift underserved communities.’ We are thrilled to welcome her back to the construction industry and to the AGC MA team.”