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Southeastern Construction Owners & Associates Roundtable



Carol Chambers

Carol Cambridge is the Founder of The Stay Safe Project, an international conference speaker & workplace violence expert. Highly profiled for her expertise, she is often sought by the media for comments when tragedies occur. Carol has been interviewed by: ABC, NBC, USA Today, CBC & as far away as News Channel Asia in Singapore.

As a thought leader, she wants people to move away from Fear Based Thinking, which is limiting, paralyzing and just plain negative! Instead, Carol shows people how to navigate fear & use their critical thinking skills to guide them through an emergency or a crisis.

Her career began as a communications specialist in emergency services and disaster preparedness with a Canadian Law Enforcement Agency. Over the last 30 years, Carol has taught close to half a million people, how to make smart, powerful, and life-saving decisions.

Known for her customization, compelling storytelling, and experiential training, Carol masterfully facilitates and delivers information in a way that people find intriguing!



Brian Gallagher

Brian Gallagher MBA, CPSM has served in executive-level leadership positions with leading architecture, engineering, and construction organizations for over 30 years.

He frequently writes and speaks on leadership, strategy, construction, marketing, business development, site selection, foreign direct investment (FDI), and workforce development. He has authored over 200 articles and books. His books include Building Business with Social Media and Leading with Marketing, and he is a contributing author to Voices for Leadership. He was named a Top 20 Construction Influencer by Procore and a Top Construction Influencer by Let’s Build. ABC Carolinas awarded him the Kirby Award for his long commitment to the organization.

Gallagher holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Towson University and an MBA from Loyola University. He served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Marketing at Loyola University in Maryland. Gallagher completed Executive Education programs at Harvard Business School and the University of Maryland College Park. He is a certified Maxwell Leadership speaker, coach, and trainer, and a Certified Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) through the Society of Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). He has served in board leadership, chairman, and committee leadership roles with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), Modular Building Institute (MBI), the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program, the Southeast Construction Owners and Associates Roundtable (SCOAR), Clemson University Construction Science and Management (CSM) Program Industry Advisory Board (IAB) and other organizations.