ACEC Washington would like to announce the addition of Van Collins to its staff and welcome him as the new CEO and President. Van comes to us from the Associated General Contractors of Washington where he most recently headed AGC’s state government affairs efforts. Prior to that, Van was in private law practice.
Van obtained a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Puget Sound. He has lived in Washington his whole life and is married for 26 years to his lovely wife, Julie, and he has two children, Griffin and Grace.
Bill Garrity has stepped down after more than 20 years with ACEC and will assist Van in effecting a smooth transition until the end of this year. Bill looks forward to doing “whatever I want” in retirement, which will include transitioning to grandfather in February, and spending more time in Arizona in the winter. He hopes to find time to play a little golf as well.