Aug 20, 2019
Dirk Elsperman is the EVP & COO of Tarlton Corporation, a third-generation company that has been in business since 1946. With 29 years of experience at Tarlton, Dirk has worked in all aspects of the company’s operations including apprenticing as a carpenter, estimating, project engineering & management, and executive management. As EVP & COO at Tarlton, Dirk is ultimately responsible for the successful completion of their projects and partners with his sister, Tracy Hart, on the administration of the company.
Dirk is also the 2019 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and more than 9,000 specialty-contracting firms.
Dirk graduated from Cornell University with a BS in Applied Economics and Business Management. He earned his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He serves on advisory boards for the Salvation Army and Olin Business School. In his free time, Dirk enjoys outdoor activities including hiking, rafting, swimming, cycling and running.