Thomas Holsman


Thomas Holsman is a consultant to contractors and developers as well as a strategic planning facilitator. He was previously the chief executive officer of Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California, the largest statewide construction trade association in California. The chapter maintains one of the largest multiemployer bargaining units in the nation.  

He has more than 40 years of collective bargaining and trust fund experience. Holsman’s experience includes participating in the development of various labor-management cooperation trust funds, with expertise in promulgating legislation and regulations affecting employers in California. He has served for more than 30 years as a trustee on various Taft-Hartley trust funds, including the Northern California Operating Engineers Pension, Health and Welfare, Annuity Pension Health, and Welfare and Training Trust Funds, as well as the National Laborers and the International Laborers Staff and Affiliates Pension funds.  

Holsman previously served on the Empire State Carpenters Fringe Benefit Funds. He is a Past President of the International Foundation and is currently a member of the Strategic Initiative Steering Committee. Holsman formerly served as Executive Committee Liaison on the Apprenticeship, Training and Education; Financial Review; and Government Liaison Committees. He was also a member of the Accountants, Educational Program, Financial Review, Trustees and Multiemployer Value-Based Health Plan (Ad Hoc) Committees, in addition to previously chairing the Strategic Initiative Steering Committee. Holsman earned his B.A. degree in psychology/biology and a graduate degree in education from the California State University of Sacramento.