Barton Hacker, President & CEO of Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. Barton joined the Associated Builders and Contractors in 2010 as the Executive Director of its Los Angeles/Ventura Chapter, before assuming the role of President/CEO of its Central Ohio Chapter in 2011.
Recognizing the need by the construction industry to address a significant shortage of workforce development, Hacker helped the Central Ohio ABC establish the Ohio Construction Academy (OCA) in 2013, a fully accredited community high school aimed at training 9-12 grade students in the trades. In addition to his roles and responsibilities with Central Ohio ABC, Hacker acted Head Administrator for OCA during its first two years of operation.
Previously, Hacker served as the Chief Executive Officer for the REALTOR Association of the Sioux Empire in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where he was a founding board member of their non-profit arm, REALTOR for Kids. He also served as the lobbyist for the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, playing a vital role in creating the funding mechanism for the Cincinnati Convention Center expansion.
Hacker is raising his 10-year old son and German shepherd in the city where he himself grew up: Worthington, Ohio.
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