Since joining the Foundation for Fair Contracting – Mid-Atlantic Region (FFC-MAR) in January 2016, John has partnered with craft-expert compliance volunteers and government contracting and enforcement champions to achieve more than $2.5 million in restitution for underpaid construction workers in the greater Baltimore/DC region, stemming from more than 60 wage claims filed. An advocate for high-road contractors, tax payers and workers alike, John’s passion for promoting shared compliance partnerships and a level-playing field, quality construction and bona fide workforce development runs deep. As a member of the DC Department of Employment Services Wage & Hour Advisory Board, John helps strategize on best practices for strengthening public education efforts, and as an 11+ year Big in the Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring program, John believes in the power and reward of volunteerism.
Compliance Programs Manager
As a third-generation IBEW member, Katelyn has always understood the importance of reputable construction work. Katelyn earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Nevada- Las Vegas (UNLV), and continues her pursuit for knowledge daily. Throughout her academic and professional career, she has gained experience working with grassroots campaigns and volunteering in the community. After moving to Washington, D.C., Katelyn joined the Research and Education Department of North America's Building Trades Unions (NABTU). In her time there, among other achievements, she helped improve and maintain the country's largest apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship program: the Multi-Craft Core Curriculum. Her research endeavors continued when the FFC-MAR appointed her their Lead Researcher and Compliance Officer in 2017.