The Association for the Capital Projects Engineering & Construction Community.

ECC Mid Year Meetings 


Each spring, ECC holds Mid Year Meetings to further our mission of providing a powerful platform for career growth through the free exchange of ideas, the discovery of new perspectives, and the exploration of today's biggest challenges. It's an opportunity to connect ECC stakeholders between conferences and to continue the work of this vibrant community.


Academia & Workforce Development Committee (AWDC)

Spring Workshop / April 21, 2021


The industrial construction sector faces unique labor challenges, and its success also depends on the competency and capability of our engineering and craft professionals. At ECC, we believe we’re in a unique position to help provide both thought leadership and industry support to help improve both of these separate, but dependent contributors to project success.

In 2020, the ECC Board of Directors established a new committee (AWDC) to provide expanded focus on workforce and professional development. The AWDC-Workforce Subcommittee is designed to align the owner, contractor, and training provider communities in order to attract, train, and retain craft workforce through increased career awareness and a simple yet complete career pathway solution in construction. The AWDC-Academia Subcommittee is designed to advocate industry needs and promote changes and actions by engaging universities, industry organizations and education accreditation and funding agencies. Our objectives include strategizing on shared goals and initiatives, establishing an industry-training network and piloting new initiatives with participating organizations.

Your participation will help us navigate through the distinct business and training worlds and connect the broad stakeholder community to advance education and training. Join us for our official launch at the Spring 2021 Virtual Workshop April 21st, where we will tackle how all of our respective organizations have a part to play in supporting the evolution of the capital projects industry.


  • ECC AWDC vision & strategy
  • Panel discussion: Best practices of industry-education collaboration on training
  • Accreditation standards & trends
  • Education grant opportunities
  • Industry training & certifications
  • Breakout working sessions



ECC Future Leader VIRTUAL Mid-Year Meeting

April 22, 2021


The ECC Future Leader mid-year meeting is where we formally kick-off Future Leader 2021 activities. At this meeting, Future Leaders have the chance to meet the ECC Board of Directors, network with fellow Future Leaders and begin discussions around the upcoming conference. There is a focus on leadership and professional development with attending industry and expert speakers.

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Sponsors Only Session (open to 2021 ECC Conference Sponsors)

April 21, 2021


Capital Project Resiliency - Achieving Success During a Pandemic

Executing now and evolving for tomorrow. 2020 was a year unlike any other! All throughout the “capital projects supply chain” owners, EPC contractors, and suppliers are being confronted with new obstacles and unexpected challenges impeding the ability to achieve success for their organizations. Yet some organizations have had the resiliency to not only survive, but to remain highly successful despite the challenges.

As a benefit of ECC Sponsorship, you have the opportunity to engage with a broad cross section of owners, EPC contractors and supplier organizations in a “Sponsor’s Only Session” on April 21, 2021. Regina Mayor will kick off this year’s Session with KPMG’s Market Outlook and then facilitate a panel discussion with senior industry leaders from BASF, Dow, and Phillips 66. The leaders will share how they have successively navigated these challenges in starting, re-starting, and completing major capital projects during the pandemic, and the learnings they are applying going forward in 2021 and beyond.



Mike Wirkowski

Regina Mayor

Global Head of Energy

KPMG in the U.S.

Regina is a recognized thought leader on the disruptive trends facing the various segments of the energy value chain – from the impact of millennial and baby boomers on gasoline consumption to the rapidly changing demands in the power generation segment.
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Mike Wirkowski

Mike Wirkowski

VP of Major Projects

Phillips 66

Michael J. Wirkowski is the Vice President of Major Projects for Phillips 66. He has over 40 years of domestic and international experience with several major oil companies.
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Charlie O'Connor

Charlie O’Connor

Project Director


Charlie has worked in the chemical sector in engineering and leadership for over 28 years. He has experience managing large, diverse groups of people and has served as a key advisor to executives in capital planning.

Mary Kurian

Mary Kurian

SVP Petrochemicals N.A.


Mary Kurian began her role as Senior Vice President, Petrochemicals, North America, on January 28, 2020. She is responsible for the growth and profitability of BASF’s petrochemicals business across the region.
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