During the 2011 Build Ohio Celebration, AGC of Ohio President Mike Deiwert presented Vince Corrado with the association's first Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement.
The following is an excerpt of President Deiwert's speech.
Vince Corrado accepting the Pinnacle Award for Lifetime Achievement
For over 25 years, Vince has been active in the Associated General Contractors. He has volunteered and held many leadership roles with the AGC at the local, regional, and national levels. Vince is a past president of both West Central Ohio AGC and AGC of Ohio, and he currently represents Ohio as an elected director on the AGC of America Board of Directors. Even after completing his term as AGC of Ohio president in 1992, Vince continues to attend AGC of Ohio board meetings and events. He has played an active role in AGC committees and taskforces. He actively promotes AGC and encourages other organizations to join and participate.
Vince is a great ambassador for AGC and the construction industry – everyone knows him. As one of AGC’s few, token Democrats, he is very active in local, state, and national politics—working with all elected officials, Democrats and Republicans. He educates them about the construction industry and reinforces AGC’s positions on issues.One’s greatness is measured by one’s willingness to serve others. In addition to his years of service to AGC, Vince has been involved in countless community activities throughout his career. He has contributed time and money to many local civic and educational organizations, such as the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges, the United Way, the Boy Scouts, and A Special Wish Foundation – just to name a few. He has spent the last two years volunteering at Mother Brunner Catholic School, advising with local 7th & 8th graders on high school choices and career path planning.