Michael D. Bellaman was named president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) effective February 1, 2011. ABC is a national association with 75 chapters representing more than 23,000 merit shop construction and construction-related firms with nearly two million employees. As president, Bellaman directs a staff of 80 professionals at the association’s national headquarters in Arlington, Va. In a career spanning 23 years with Lend Lease Corporation, Bellaman served as CEO of Americas for Bovis Lend Lease from 2008 to 2010, having started with the company as a project engineer. Most recently, he has been involved in a number of entrepreneurial initiatives, including serving as managing director of Grow the Pie Ventures, LLC. Previously, as CEO of Lend Lease Retail and Communities from 2005 to 2008, Bellaman was responsible for the management and development of the Lend Lease Retail, Lend Lease Communities and Actus Lend Lease business units throughout the United States. Additionally, during the course of his career, he managed the design, construction and maintenance of real estate assets; served clients with large real estate portfolios; and led local offices, including those in Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va. Bellaman was a member of the ABC Virginia Chapter where he served as its chairman in 1998 and 1999. A 1985 graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering, Bellaman played within the Cleveland Indians’ farm system from 1985 to 1988.