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Gilbane’s Michael O’Brien Named Board Chairman of Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts

Michael O’Brien, vice president and Massachusetts operations manager of Gilbane Building Company was named 2018-2020 Board Chairman of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) at the organization’s 82nd Annual Meeting at the Wequassett Inn on May 4. Mike previously served as 2016-2018 Vice Chairman of the Board.
AGC MA is an 83-year old not-for-profit trade association, comprised of 200 CM/GC’s, Subcontractors and Service Providers who perform the majority of the commercial, institutional, and public vertical building in the Commonwealth.
“We look forward to Mike’s new term as 2018 -2020 AGC MA Board Chairman. Mike comes to the position well-versed in all matters relating to AGC MA, especially with respect to his two-years as Vice Chair, his years of service on the Board, and his experience as Chair of the AGC Legislative and Chapter 149A Committees,” said Robert L. Petrucelli, president and CEO, Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts.
AGC MA’s mission is to promote and protect the interests of its members and advocates for excellence in the commercial construction industry. Itis the 18th largest Chapter of 92 Chapters of the AGC of America based in Arlington VA. The Chapter is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors and employs a professional staff of 8 at its Wellesley headquarters.
“I am honored to serve as AGC MA Board Chairman. The Association has continually demonstrated its commitment to providing services and programs helping members and their employees to develop the skills they need in building a competitive advantage in the industry.  I am dedicated to working with the Board and the AGC staff in cultivating opportunities that will benefit all who engage in their membership,” said Michael O’Brien, vice president and Massachusetts operations manager for Gilbane.  
As Chairman of the Board, Mike will preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors and will ensure that the Board acts responsibly to set policies and guidelines that fulfill AGC’s mission.
Additionally, Mike will also provide critical leadership, guidance and oversight to ensure that Board policy directives are implemented and strategic planning goals are met, such as in the areas of:

  • Membership Services
  • Advocacy/Industry Relations
  • Strategic Planning
  • Financial Management
  • Governance    
About Gilbane Building Company

Gilbane provides a full slate of construction and facilities-related services – from pre-construction planning and integrated consulting capabilities to comprehensive construction management, general contracting, design-build and facility management services – for clients across various markets. Founded in 1873 and still a privately held, family-owned company, Gilbane has 46 office locations worldwide. For more information, visit

Gilbane has served as a leading construction manager in Massachusetts since 1946 serving private and public clients throughout the Commonwealth including Reebok,  Wentworth Institute of Technology, PTC, Google, and Northeastern University to name a few. For more information, visit Gilbane’s website at

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