CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Eddie Sprecco grew up in a large construction family in East County San Diego. After graduating from El Capitan High School in Lakeside, he enrolled at U.C. Davis to study Civil and Environmental Engineering. His career path took a turn when an internship for an Assemblymember piqued his interest in politics and public policy. According to Sprecco, his unique educational background has been an asset.
Upon graduation, Sprecco was hired into a permanent staff position and eventually served as Legislative Director. Sprecco was the Campaign Manager for a successful State Senate race, a move that enabled him to relocate back to Southern California. Over the coming years, he would manage state and local campaigns with a focus on Orange County, Inland Empire, and San Diego.
Despite his campaign work, Sprecco calls politics a “necessary evil” and favors the post-campaign work, including his service to multiple state legislators as District Director and as Land Use Advisor to a San Diego County Supervisor.
Sprecco expects lobbying and political action to be a continued focus of the Chapter during his tenure as CEO. He lists Stormwater Liability, Project Labor Agreements, and Infrastructure funding as key issues that will garner the most resources.
Also, Sprecco plans to promote careers in the industry to the next generation. “AGC has an excellent Apprenticeship program, safety program, continuing education program and also supports various college programs including SDSU Construction Engineering Management. We have to engage students as early as middle school to speak to the many opportunities for well-paying and fulfilling careers in construction. With the programs available today at AGC, a person can walk in off the street and get the skills to be a carpenter, foreman, project manager, or company owner – all without student loans.”
Sprecco had also been involved in the Construction Leadership Council (CLC), a group of next generation leaders at the AGC crucial to the future success of the industry. The CLC engages in up-and-comers and getting them involved in leadership roles. Future efforts will focus on sharing the institutional knowledge from retiring industry leaders to the professionals following in their footsteps.
Sprecco is married to Danielle Stevens, the Controller for her family’s local construction company, and they have two daughters.