ABCWV Young professionals


ABCWV Young Professionals Mission Statement

The ABCWV Young Professionals (YP) program was established to develop the next generation of leaders, and to encourage networking among the "best and brightest" up-and-comers in construction.  Young professionals include active and prospective ABC member company employees who are under the age of 40.  Membership is free.

ABC is the leading force in the construction industry for workforce development, education, leadership and professional development.  For Young Professionals, that means offering networking, education and charitable opportunties to help the next generation of leaders excel in the construction industry.  We will strive to create awareness of, and strengthen, the core principles of the merit shop philosophy to ensure the viability and growth of future leadership within ABC and the construction industry.

Benefits of Joining

  • Grow Your Social Capital

    Build a substantial network of industry professionals by attending YP networking events. Take the time to build your contact list with individuals who are at the same place in their career. These relationships will be integral as you progress within the industry.

  • Learn From Your Peers

    Get to know others in the industry and expand your knowledge. Our YP group offers integral leadership training and mentoring opportunities to provide knowledge and resources to the next wave of construction professionals.

  • Volunteer Your Time

    Give back to your community by participating in the YP sponsored volunteer and community outreach events. Our YP group allows for expansive industry exposure and the opportunity for community involvement with industry peers.

  • Make New Friends

    New to the area or just starting a career in the construction industry? Meet peers working in the industry.

  • Get Motivated

    Those who stay involved are more willing to stay on track with personal and professional goals.

  • Commitment is the Cost

    With no membership fees, the ABCWV YP group allows those just starting out to get involved without the pressure of accounting for membership dues.

Encourage Your Team to Participate

● Help foster long-term stakeholders in the construction industry leading to employee retention. 

● Invest in the future of your company.  Succession plans start here. 

● Keep generation Y & X engaged in industry trends and events. 

● Networking will help enhance current and future customer relationships. 

How to Register?

Register by filling out the form below or by e-mailing Ashley Sodosky at  

Upcoming YP Events

The 2022 Young Professionals Leadership Academy will consist of an ice-breaker and 3 sessions with the anticipated schedule as follows:

Ice Breaker Event: Introduction to Leadership
(May 5th-Ace Adventure Resort in Oak Hill, WV)
The ice breaker event will include a team building experience for all of those involved in ABCWV's group of Young Professionals. This event will prove to be a fun experience and an opportunity to network and get to know the others in the group. Food and beverages will be provided.
Session 1: Managing Yourself: Self Awareness & Influence
(June 9th-Morgantown, WV)
The first session will include instruction on managing yourself and will be presented by an industry leader. Lunch will be provided prior to the session and registrants will meet up afterward for a Black Bear's game where food and drinks will also be provided.
Session 2: Constructively Dealing with Conflict
(Late July-Snowshoe Mountain Resort)
Session 2 will take place at ABCWV's Summer Meeting at Snowshoe Mountain Resort and will focus on dealing with conflict. Your registration for the YP Leadership Academy will include registration for this event which will consist of a cocktail hour, Fun Passes & Lift tickets, and a ticket for the Blues, Brews & BBQ festival.
Session 3: Establishing Habits, Routines & Practices
(October 20th-Morgantown, WV)
This session will take place as part of ABCWV's Excellence in Construction Awards ceremony in Charleston, WV and will teach best practices that will promote success. Food and beverages will be provided for this event and a cocktail hour and awards ceremony will follow.
Please click here to fill out the application for the ABCWV YP Leadership Academy.

Contact Us

Clay White, ABC YP Committee Co-Chair

The Thrasher Group

(304) 848-7824


Ashley Sodosky, ABC YP Committee Co-Chair

TERRADON Corporation 

(304) 228-2422

ABCWV YP Committee Members

Clay White, Co-Chair

Ashley Sodosky, Co-Chair

Tiffany Rogers, Tri-County Electric

Chelsea Creta, Jackson Kelly, PLLC

Austin Hinkle, Cherry River Construction

Hollie Massie, Swope Construction Co. 

Dave Shaffer, Rodeheaver Group

Andria Wymer, Applied Construction Solutions