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Industry Outlook

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 I  4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the construction industry in many ways from the moratoriums on construction projects to new requirements and protocols on every jobsite. Today, the economic impact of the pandemic remains unclear in response to the seismic shift in commercial real estate, high material costs and uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and the upcoming elections.

Join NECA Boston for an engaging virtual panel that will provide an outlook for the electrical contracting industry and beyond. Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the project pipeline, the status of commercial real estate and construction industry in the region.



Joseph Kelly

Independent Consultant
Mass Construction Consultants


Lisa Brothers

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nitsch Engineering

Jeffrey Kanne

President and Chief Executive Officer,
National Real Estate Advisors, LLC

Chief Executive Officer,
National Real Estate Development, LLC

Brian Golden

Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)

Meaghan Hooper-Berdik

Vice President & General Manager
Turner Construction Company

Thomas O’Brien

Founding Partner
HYM Investment Group

Past Event

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Members Only Briefing

Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to permanent changes in how we live and work, bringing the construction industry to halt, forcing shutdowns across the region. As jobsites sat empty, NECA contractors continued to navigate their businesses, workforce and customer relationships through the uncertainty. Simultaneously the IBEW Locals, the Trust Funds office, JATC and NECA remained steady, fielding questions, making reactive decisions and keeping the members and participants of our organizations informed.

This virtual members only event will provide NECA Boston Chapter with updated employment numbers, and a tailored overview of how COVID-19 has economically impacted the electrical contracting community and construction industry. We will also review our new website, receive an update on the apprenticeship program/trust fund update and present our 75- and 50-year plaques.



Alan Scharfe

NECA Boston Chapter

Kristen Gowin

Executive Manager
NECA Boston Chapter

JATC Update on Apprenticeship Program

Chris Sherlock

Training Director
Joint Apprenticeship Training Center

NECA Boston Trust Fund Update

Michael Donovan

Trust Funds Administrator
IBEW Local 103

For more information, please contact Kristen Gowin at or (617) 969-2521 Ext. 2