Staff

Stephen Lindauer
Chief Executive Officer

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Steve LindauerSteve Lindauer has been chief executive officer of The Association of Union Constructors since September 2006.

Lindauer has been actively involved in the construction and maintenance industry for over 35 years. He serves as a spokesman and advocate for union construction and maintenance industry, and is regularly cited as an industry expert in national trade publications. In recent years, Lindauer has completed specialized training in association management and executive leadership, and has skillfully shepherded TAUC (formerly the National Erectors Association) through a rebirth in terms of membership, governance and mission.

Lindauer is a member of the Joint Administrative Committee to the Plan for the Settlement of Jurisdictional Disputes, Secretary of Helmets to Hardhats Program, sits on the Board of Directors of the Construction Labor Research Council and maintains professional membership with the American Society of Association Executives.

Lindauer earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, with a minor in economics, from Alfred University in Alfred, New York. He also holds a Master of Science degree in industrial relations and human resource management from The American University in Washington, D.C.

Todd Mustard
Senior Director of Member Services and Government Affairs

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Todd Mustard Todd Mustard is senior director of member services and government affairs. In this role he is engaged in the recruitment and retention of TAUC's Governing, Regular, Local Employer Organization, and Affiliate Members. New and existing affinity programs, and products and services are also under his purview. He also assists in creating the content for TAUC's annual Leadership Conference and Safety-Labor Forums, such as the State of the Union Construction Industry Forum held in Washington, DC each December.

Mustard also coordinates the government affairs activities of the association, working with various coalitions including the Quality Construction Alliance and Campaign for Quality Construction.

Prior to joining the association, he spent several years with AOL in their interactive marketing department working on a variety of cross platform online advertising campaigns.

Mustard maintains professional membership with the American Society of Association Executives, and holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Oklahoma in Norman.

Wayne Creasap
Senior Director of Environmental Health and Safety

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Wayne CreasapWayne Creasap has been senior director of environmental health and safety at The Association of Union Constructors since December 2008.

Creasap came to the association after 13 years with the Construction Employers' Association, where he served as their director of safety and education. He currently holds safety certifications by OSHA, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Transportation.

During his productive career, Creasap has been an OSHA outreach trainer for hundreds of safety and health classes, has worked as a liaison between OSHA and the Northeastern Ohio construction community and has helped develop numerous local safety initiatives. Creasap is a past recipient of the All-Ohio ASSE Safety Professional of the Year award.

Creasap is past president of the McKinley Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), past president of the All-Ohio ASSE, past president of the Society of Ohio Safety Engineers and is currently the treasurer of the Veterans of Safety International.

He maintains professional memberships with the American Society of Safety Engineers, National Safety Council, Veterans of Safety International and Society of Ohio Safety Engineers.

Creasap holds a bachelor of science degree, with dual majors in biology and environmental and hazardous materials management, from the University of Findlay.

Mike Dorsey
Senior Director of Industrial Relations and Development

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Mike DorseyMike Dorsey is the senior director of industrial relations and development, and manages all organizational sponsorship efforts.

A Washington, D.C. native from a union Boilermaker family, Dorsey was previously the union liaison for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership, and, prior to that, a program manager with the Building Trade Department's safety and health arm, CPWR The Center for Construction Research and Training. While in college, he worked out of Elevator Constructors Local 10 as a mechanic's helper.

Dorsey maintains professional memberships with the Association of Fundraising Professionals and American Society of Association Executives, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Radford University in Virginia.

Daniel Hogan
Senior Director of Industrial Relations

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Daniel HoganDaniel Hogan is the senior director of industrial relations.

Originally from Western New York, Hogan most recently held the positions of associate director with the Construction Industry Employers Association (CIEA) located in Buffalo New York, a local employers association that holds the collective bargaining agreements with the basic building trades. He also held the position of assistant executive director of the Plumbing Mechanical Contractors Association (PMCA) the local contractor employers association for the United Association of Plumbers and Steamfitters (UA), Construction Exchange of Buffalo and Western New York, a not-for-profit trade association of commercial contractors and construction industry professionals as well as the local Chapter Coordinator for the National Environmental Balancing Bureau (NEBB) and the National Certified Pipe Welders Bureau (NCPWB).

Hogan also staffed SMACNA Buffalo, New York State Roofers and Sheet Metal Contractors Association, the Niagara Frontier Subcontractors Association (NFSA), and the Construction Financial Managers Association (CFMA WNY Chapter).

Hogan received a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Business Management from The Canisius College of Buffalo. He is bilingual in English and Spanish and maintains a professional membership in the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).

Mike Marrone
Director of Administration

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Mike DorseyMike Marrone is the director of administration. Marrone oversees the financial needs of the association, including the management of accounts payable/receivable, payroll and budgets. He is also responsible for the administration of personnel records, relying on more than 25 years of Non-Profit experience to ensure the association remains in compliance with current federal and state regulations.

Marrone maintains professional membership with the Society for Human Resource Management and the American Society of Association Executives, and has completed advanced training in financial management and human resource management.

David Acord
Director of Communications/Executive Editor

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David AcordDavid Acord has more than twelve years of professional experience as a business writer, editor and conference organizer and moderator. Prior to joining TAUC, he served as editor in chief of a business publishing company in Arlington, Va. where he oversaw the publication of more than a half-dozen newsletters and was actively involved in creating new information products. Over the course of his journalism career, David has covered a variety of highly technical regulatory and legislative beats, including freight transportation, biotechnology, nanotechnology and food safety. He is also the author of What Would Lincoln Do? Lincoln's Most Inspiring Solutions to Challenging Problems and Difficult Situations. David received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arkansas Tech University and a Master of Fine Arts degree in English from Penn State.

Ben Cahoon
Senior Manager of Information Technology

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Ben Cahoon Ben Cahoon is the senior manager of information technology for The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) and has been with TAUC since 2006. He is responsible for all hardware and software technology and its maintenance.

Cahoon has been integral in updating the online signatory, site extension request and work hours reporting modules. On a daily basis he is responsible for assisting clients with the online signatory and site extension request process, as well as, the work hours reporting process. Cahoon is also part of the development and deployment team for the redesigned organization websites. He also handles the daily data integration between the database and websites.

Prior to joining TAUC, Cahoon worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce and on various campaigns of candidates for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Cahoon maintains professional membership with the American Society of Association Executives and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Political Science and History from the University of Connecticut.

Gwen Jackson
Meetings & Events Manager

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Gwen JacksonGwen Jackson is the meetings & events manager of The Association of Union Constructors. She is responsible for planning, managing and coordinating TAUC committee meetings, trainings and many special events. Jackson is intimately involved in contract negotiations, travel arrangements, hotel accommodations, and all online meeting registrations. Jackson works closely with her colleagues to plan and execute world–class meetings and events.

With her skills in office management she has led the way in managing critical internal office needs including technical support and troubleshooting of office equipment as well as purchases of office equipment and supplies to help maintain a functional and productive office.

Prior to joining the association in 1990, Jackson worked in the fields of customer relations, bookkeeping and retail sales.

Jackson maintains professional membership with Meeting Professionals International, Potomac Chapter and is an alumna of Central Virginia Community College in Lynchburg, Virginia, where she earned an associate degree in applied science, as well as general clerical and bookkeeping certificates.

Pamela Livinski
Senior Manager of Database and Information Systems

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Pamela Livinski is the senior manager of database and information systems. In this role, she has a variety of duties and responsibilites associated with the technology utilized by The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC). She maintains the integrity of the data and information submitted into the TAUC-NMAPC database. She also manages the integration of data between the database and the TAUC website. She has worked for TAUC for 27+ years.

Livinski holds a Bachelor of Music degree from James Madison University.

Diane Dixon
Office Administrator

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Diane DixonDiane Dixon is the office administrator for The Association of Union Constructors.

As office administrator, Dixon works closely with the office manager to maintain a smooth internal office operation. She coordinates internal meetings; the distribution of written communications received or mailed out of the office, and maintains association meeting registration information in the database. She oversees the operation of the telecommunication system, directing incoming calls to the appropriate personnel, as well as handling upgrading, programming and any necessary maintenance for the system.

Before joining the association as receptionist/administrative assistant in 1999, Dixon worked in the fields of customer service, payroll, accounts payable, purchasing, public relations and data entry.

Dixon maintains professional membership with the American Society of Association Executives.