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AGC of Alaska Announces Recent Hires

ssociated General Contractors, or AGC, of Alaska recently announced it filled two key positions on its staff. AGC staff are excited to welcome Fairbanks Branch Manager Sara Maguire and Events and Communications Manager Catherine Sullivan.

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Sara Maguire
Sara Maguire has lived in Fairbanks seven years, having moved to Alaska with her Alaska-born husband. She grew up in the Renton, Washington area and graduated from Washington State University with a degree in humanities and fine arts. In Washington she worked with a pipefitting company, then spent seven years working in healthcare after moving to Fairbanks. She decided it was time for a change and enrolled in the Construction Management program at UAF, which led her to get involved in AGC. It was a good fit, she says.

“My dad is a general contractor; I grew up on the job site and always found it very interesting,” she says.

In her role as Fairbanks branch manager, Maguire does a little of everything, from coordinating meetings to planning events and representing AGC locally. “What does the future of AGC in Fairbanks look like? I want to set it up for a healthy, strong presence here,” she says.

When not at work or attending class at UAF, Maguire enjoys heading out to the family cabin on the Chatanika River with her husband and two sons, three and five years old, or hiking with the family and their golden retriever at Angel Rocks.

Portrait headshot photograph of Catherine Sullivan smiling
Catherine Sullivan
Catherine Sullivan is a lifelong Alaskan with roots in Valdez, Nenana, Fairbanks, and Anchorage. After attending college at Fordham University, Sullivan returned to Alaska and has worked within multiple industries for nearly twenty years, with experience in oil and gas, mining, politics, architecture, and tourism. Previously, she served as the member events manager for Visit Anchorage, where she oversaw more than forty events each year. In her capacity as the events and communications manager for AGC, Sullivan’s role is to serve as a conduit between management, staff, and boards and committees, as well as work with the team to ensure AGC’s workshops, meetings, and events are efficiently planned and produced.

Sullivan is an avid traveler, baker, and drinker of coffee, and she enjoys spending time with her family.

AGC Members Pitch in for Kinross Alaska Breast Cancer Awareness Month Celebration
Landscape photograph perspective of a pink painted haul truck body (with a pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon on the haul truck body, candy cane decorations, and a red sign that says Universal Welding while American flags are on the top of everything) as the haul truck body is planted onto a STR Alaska semi-truck trailer parked outside the Kinross Alaska company building

ctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Kinross Alaska celebrated all month with pink safety vests, a pink blast at Fort Knox Mine, special presentations, and other awareness-building fun. One of the largest gestures, however, was a pink truck body added to one of its Cat 793 haul trucks. Universal Welding and Fabrication Alaska, LLC General Manager John Carlson says his company worked to refurbish a haul truck body, then painted it pink and adorned it with Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons made by Talkeetna artist Artwork by Sierra Winter. North Star Equipment Services then lifted the truck body onto an STR Alaska truck and STR hauled it to Kinross Alaska just in time for it to be put back on the chassis for an unveiling during the October awareness celebrations. Universal Welding, North Star Equipment Services, and STR Alaska are all AGC of Alaska members.