WASHINGTON - The Associated Builders and Contractors' board of directors recently elected Edward L. Rispone chairman.

Edward L. Rispone was recently elected ABC chairman.
WASHINGTON - The Associated Builders and Contractors' board of directors recently elected Edward L. Rispone, of Industrial Specialty Contractors LLC in Baton Rouge, La., to serve as the group's 2003 chairman.

Carole Bionda, of Nova Group Inc. in Napa, Calif., was named chairwoman-elect.

The board also elected regional vice chairman for the association's regions. Robert Piper of Piper Electric of Arvada, Colo., was elected for region one. Gary Roden of Aguirre Corp. in Dallas, was re-elected for region three. William Fairchild of R.W. Murray Co. in Chantilly, Va., was elected for region five; and Lee Strickland, Evans Strickland Best Inc. in Erie, Pa., was elected for region seven. Dean Haagenson, of Contractors Northwest in Coeur D'Alene, Idaho, was appointed secretary/treasurer.

Rispone is a founder and chairman of the management board of Industrial Special Contractors LLC. He founded ISC in 1989 with his brother Jerry Rispone, now president, and Glen Redd, now executive vice president.

Bionda, vice president/general counsel for Nova Group, has held various leadership positions at the Golden Gate chapter of ABC, including chapter president.