2016 Construction Outlook
Top Concerns for the Construction Industry
AGH’s Eric Thummel will shed light on top industry concerns, Carrie Wiegand will give suggestions specific to skilled labor recruitment and retention, and Brian Johnson will give cybersecurity tips.
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If you'd like to discuss other industry concerns, contact Eric Thummel using his information below. If you would like more information regarding talent recruitment/retention, risk management, or more specifically cybersecurity, contact Carrie Wiegand or Brian Johnson using their information below.
Tax/Construction Team Leader
Eric Thummel leads the firm’s construction team and he also has experience serving manufacturing and agribusiness clients as well as providing individual and trust tax services. Eric is a certified public accountant who serves on the board of the Greater Wichita Area Construction Financial Management Association chapter. He’s also a member of the Agribusiness Council of Wichita, Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Carrie Cox, PHR, SHRM-CP
Senior Organizational Development Consultant
Organizational Development & Family Business Services
Carrie has experience in a variety of human resource functions, including labor laws, compensation structures, employee classification, benefits administration, performance management, and human resource best practices. She has served clients in a number of industries including manufacturing, construction, banking, and not-for-profits. Carrie is a member of the national and local chapters of the Society of Human Resource Professionals’ (SHRM) and serves on teh Wichita chapter board of directors. She is a certified practitioner for the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and the Hay Group’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. Her additional certifications include Professional in Human Resources (PHR) from the Human Resource Certification Institute and SHRM-CP designated by the Society for Human Resource Management.
Senior Vice President
Technology and Administration
Brian Johnson is an experienced technology executive and consultant with a proven track record of leadership in technology management. As a technology and business leader with more than 30 years of experience, Brian successfully leverages his technology background, business acumen, and people management skills to help organizations link innovative technology solutions to their strategy and mission. Brian’s technology experience and credentials are supplemented by his training as a certified public accountant.
Brian is a frequent speaker and advisor on technology developments and trends. A certified public accountant, he has extensive expertise in IT risk advisory services and has earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified In the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), credentials as well as additional certifications in operations management, systems engineering, and solution development. Brian was named one of the Wichita Business Journal’s CIO of the Year honorees in 2015.