Jay Schultehenrich, Executive Director of the SITE Improvement Association for the past 28 years, retired at the end of 2015 after 39 total years of service to the independent construction contractor organization. Schultehenrich began managing the day-to-day operations of SITE in 1977 while working for an association management firm, and then became Executive Director ten years later. Today the organization has grown to five full time employees serving 165 member contractors with an expanded scope of services including political and legislative advocacy, labor relations and safety training.
During his tenure he has successfully negotiated more than 100 labor contracts with St. Louis area unions on behalf of SITE members. He also played a key role in the successful efforts to establish the One Call system, a statewide service locating underground utility lines prior to digging and in the passage of the workers’ compensation premium adjustment credit program equalizing the cost of workers’ compensation insurance between higher and lower wage paying employers.
“We want to deeply thank Jay for his tireless efforts to grow our organization and serve the best interests of our members so effectively,” said Jim Fitzgerald, President of SITE’s Board of Directors. “SITE has never been affiliated with any regional or national organization, which meant Jay often had to guide us through uncharted waters on our own. He did so very successfully”.
Schultehenrich began a two-year advisory role to SITE January 3, 2016, and will also continue to serve as its appointed trustee on various Taft-Hartley Trust Funds. Terry Briggs assumed the role of Executive Directory on January 1, 2016.