Drury Plaza Hotel Cape Girardeau Conference Center, 3351 Percy Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO  


Presentations from the 2023 Annual Convention: 

---Prevailing Wage and Workplace Safety
(Todd Smith, Director, Division of Labor Standards & Chairman of the State Board of Mediation) 
---Worker Classification in the Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Programs
    (Cameron "Mitch" Heath, Investigator Supervisor, Div. of Workers Compensation - Fraud & Noncompliance Unit) 
    (Jason Pinkston, Program Coordinator, Div. of Employment Security - Unemployment Insurance Tax Section) 
---Project Forecast - US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District 
    (Mark Games, Senior Construction Manager)
    (Jeff Derrick, Southern Area Resident Engineer)
---Project Forecast - Office of Administration, Div. of Facilities Management, Design and Construction
    (Becky Mitchell, Capital Improvements Contracts Manager
---Project Forecast - Broadband Initiatives
    (Amy VanDeVelde, Broadband Program Specialist & Fed Program Officer, Nat'l Telecommunications/Info Administration) 
    (BJ Tanksley, Director, Office of Broadband Development, Mo Dept of Economic Development) 
---Project Forecast - Missouri American Water Company
    (Todd Embrey, Engineering Manager for Capital Delivery) 
    (Kevin Dolan, Procurement Specialist)
---Project Forecast - University of Missouri
    (Jim Heckemeyer)

AGCMO’s annual convention is one of our premier events and we’re taking it to southeast Missouri to visit Cape Girardeau, MO.  Truly, you won’t want to miss this great networking and learning opportunity.  This year’s event includes activities, meetings, networking, golf, professional development and the annual AGCMO PAC Auction.  Join us! 

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List of PAC Auction Items (as of March 8)
DISCLAIMER- If you are investing in the AGCMO Political Action Committee from an account owned by an LLC, that LLC must be registered to do business in the state of Missouri. If the LLC is taxed as a partnership, it must also be registered with the Missouri Ethics Commission.  Please go to https://mec.mo.gov/LLC/Registration to create an account and register before contributing. 

The AGCMO conference rate is $126; book rooms by March 10 to ensure this rate. 

Individual call-in reservations can be made by reserving online, www.druryhotels.com, enter Group number 10028781; OR reservations may be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to Group number 10028781.

Flying to Cape Girardeau?   CAPE GIRARDEAU AIRPORT INFO

March 27
 11:00 am  Golf Registration & Box Lunch @ Dalhousie Golf Club
 12:00 Noon  Golf @ Dalhousie Golf Club
 1:30 pm   For Non-Golfers:  Bus Departs Drury Hotel & Conference Center
 1:30-2:30 pm   City of Cape Girardeau Wastewater Treatment Facility Tour
 2:30-3:45 pm   City of Cape Girardeau Flood Wall 
  Century Casino Hotel Tour
 4:00 pm    Return to Drury Hotel & Conference Center
 4:30-6:30 pm   Registration & Check-In / Exhibit Setup
 6:30-9:30 pm   Welcome Night @ Broussard's Cajun Cuisine
  ***Sponsored by Wipfli LLP***

 Registrants will be taken by chartered bus to Broussard's for drinks and dinner.  Get ready to be 
 served authentic, delicious fare in a fun, laid-back atmosphere with a distinctly unique Louisiana vibe. 

 Menu:  Appetizers:  Crawfish, Potato Skins
              Main Menu:  Fried Clams, Gumbo, Jumbalaya
              Sides:  Steamed vegetable medley, Cajun fries, Salad, French bread and cornbread
              Dessert:  Bread pudding with rum sauce
 6:30 pm   Bus Departs Drury Hotel & Conference Center for Broussard's Cajun Cuisine
 7:00-9:00 pm   Drinks & Buffet Dinner
 9:30 pm   Bus Departs Broussard's for Drury Hotel & Conference Center
March 28

 7:00 am-6:00 pm   Registration & Exhibits
 8:00-10:00 am   Breakfast & Program
  Color Guard, Presentation of Flags, National Anthem (by Jackie Smith, NFL Hall of Fame Member)
  Welcome to Cape Girardeau, Mayor Stacy Kinder
  Missouri National Veteran's Memorial, Rae Lynn Menoz
  Sponsor Recognition, Awards Presentation, Board & Divisional Updates, Legislative Update
 10:00-10:30 am   Break
 10:30 am-12:00 Noon   Keynote Address
  Speaker:  Dr. Thom Mayer, Medical Director, NFL Players Association
 12:00 Noon-1:15 pm    Lunch & Program
  Speaker:  W. Dustin Boatright, P.E., Chief Engineer & Executive Vice President, The Little River Drainage Ditch District
 1:15-1:45 pm    Break
 1:45-2:30 pm   CONCURRENT SESSION: 
  Prevailing Wage and Workplace Safety
   Speaker:  Todd Smith, Director Division of Labor Standards & Chairman of the State Board of Mediation
  Worker Classification in the Workers Compensation and Unemployment Insurance Programs
Speaker:  Cameron "Mitch" Heath, Investigator Supervisor, Div. of Workers Compensation-Fraud &
                         Noncompliance Unit
                     Jason Pinkston, Program Coordinator, Div. of Employment Security - Unemployment
                         Insurance Tax Section
 1:45-2:30 pm   CONCURRENT SESSION: 
  Women of STEEL - Discovering Your Superpowers!
    Speaker:  Tracey Glenn, Elite Certified True Colors Facilitator
 2:30-2:45 pm   Break
 2:45-4:15 pm  Panel Discussion - Project Forecast
US Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
        -Mark Games, Senior Construction Manager
        -Jeff Derrick, Southern Area Resident Engineer
Office of Administration, Div. of Facilities Management, Design and Construction 
        -Becky Mitchell, Capital Improvement Contracts Manager
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Missouri American Water Company
         -Todd Embrey, P.E. (MO, IL), Engineering Manager for Capital Delivery 
         -Kevin Dolan, Procurement Specialist 
University of Missouri
         -Jim Heckemeyer

Panelists will share information about major upcoming construction project opportunities from respective organizations.
 2:45-4:15 pm  Panel Discussion – Managing Expectations During the Building Design Phase & Beyond
  Panelists TBA 

Panelists will share their thoughts on best practices for client visioning versus design/performance realities,
budgeting/bidding challenges, strategic bid partnering and effective pre-bid meetings, scheduling for
time/money efficiencies, effectively handling allowances, change orders weather delays and much more.

 3:30-4:30 pm    Women of STEEL Happy Hour
 4:30-5:30 pm    AGCMO 1st / VIP Reception (by invitation only)
 5:30-8:30 pm 5:30 pm-Cocktail Reception (w/ heavy hors d'oeuvres) 
6:15 pm-AGCMO PAC Live Auction (w/ Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers)
March 29
 8:00-10:00 am  AGCMO Board of Directors Breakfast & Meeting (for Board Members only) 


Dr. Thom Mayer is the Medical Director for the NFL Players Association, Executive Vice President of Leadership for LogixHealth, Founder of BestPractices, Inc., Speaker for Studer Group, and Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and Senior Lecturing Fellow at Duke University. He was named the 2018 winner of the James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award, which is the highest honor of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was recently nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. USA Today named him one of the “100 Most Important People in the NFL.” Tom Peters, the internationally acclaimed leadership guru, referred to his work as “gaspworthy.” 

When asked about these awards, Dr. Mayer simply says, “I have only one talent.  I know how to hire people who are not only better than me, but much better than me.  They won the awards, not me.”
Dr. Mayer has been the founder, CEO, and principal shareholder of physician leadership, staffing, and management and ambulance transport companies with revenues in excess of $100 million, which were then sold with an average IRR in excess of 38%.  He continues to hold intellectual property rights to all the content developed by these companies.

He is one of the most widely sought speakers on healthcare patient experience, leadership and management, hardwiring flow, trauma and emergency care, pediatric emergency care, EMS/disaster medicine, and sports medicine. His work in each of these areas has resulted in changing the very fabric of patient care. 
In 2022, Dr. Mayer helped lead a mobile team to Ukraine. On September 11, 2001 Dr. Mayer served as the Command Physicians at the Pentagon Rescue Operation and has served on 3 Defense Science Board Task Forces, advising the Secretary of Defense. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles, over 100 book chapters, and has edited or written 20 textbooks, including:

Leadership for Great Customer Service:  Satisfied Employees, Satisfied Patients: 2nd Edition
Leadership for Smooth Patient Flow
Hardwiring Flow
The Patient Flow Advantage 
Strauss and Mayer’s Emergency Department Management.
Battling Healthcare Burnout

Dr. Mayer was named the ACEP Outstanding Speaker of the Year and has been named ACEP’s “Over-the-Top” award winner 3 times.  Battling Healthcare Burnout won the ACHE’s James Hamilton Award for the best healthcare leadership book in 2022 and Leadership for Smooth Patient Flow won the ACHE’s James Hamilton Award for the best healthcare leadership book in 2008.  In sports medicine, his work at the forefront of changing concussion diagnosis and management in the NFL has changed the way in which these athletes are diagnosed and treated. 

Dr. Mayer was the originator of the entire NFL Concussion Guidelines program, and thus has changed the nature of concussion diagnosis and management world-wide.  He gives many examples of his NFL experiences in his talks.

W. Dustin Boatwright, a lifelong resident of southeast Missouri and a 3rd generation employee of The Little River Drainage District. He spent much of his childhood and adolescent years working with his father and grandfather on heavy civil construction projects. Mr. Boatwright’s career with The Little River Drainage District began in 2001 where he worked as a shop mechanic and machine operator in the southern portion of the District. In 2009 he began working full time as the Assistant Engineer at the headquarter office in Cape Girardeau. He was promoted to Chief Engineer in 2014 and Executive Vice President in 2015.

Mr. Boatwright is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri University of Science and Technology) with a B.S and M.S. in Civil Engineering.   Mr. Boatwright is registered in the State of Missouri as a Professional Engineer and a Licensed Surveyor In-Training. He currently serves as a Regional Engineer for the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Waterways Conference.  He is a member of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission.

He and his wife Amanda have two young daughters, Emersyn and Westyn, and reside in Kelso, Missouri.

Tracey Glenn, President, Elite Certified True Colors Facilitator
Women of STEEL Session



Cape Girardeau's new Wastewater Facility became operational in December 2014. It is the largest one in Southeast Missouri and one of the most advanced in Missouri. The opening of the new facility increased daily flow capacity from 7 million gallons per day (MGD) to 11 MGD, and peak flow from 18 MGD to 50 MGD. 

Penzel Construction Company (Jackson, MO) mobilized and began foundation work for the Century Casino Hotel project in September 2022.  The hotel will be 68,000 square foot, stand six storeys tall and have 69 rooms. The hotel will offer new job opportunities and create more entertainment options in Southeast Missouri.  The new Century Casino Hotel rises well above the flood wall and will provide guests a view of the Mississippi River.





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