Midyear Safety Meeting & Membership Networking Breakfast

Midyear Safety Meeting & Membership Networking Breakfast
AGC Houston's yearly presentation of chapter successes in safety and membership networking breakfast featuring Kris "Tanto" Paronto.

Midyear Safety Meeting & Membership Networking Breakfast

Join us on the morning of Thursday, June 29 to celebrate our members' accomplishments in safety, honor the recipients of our Safety Excellence Awards and hear from Kris "Tanto" Paronto.

“Tanto” as he is affectionately known in security contracting circles - is a former Army Ranger from 2nd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment and private security contractor who has deployed throughout South America, Central America, the Middle East and North Africa. He also worked with the US Government’s Global Response Staff conducting low profile security in high threat environment throughout the world.
 Mr. Paronto was part the CIA annex security team that responded to the terrorist attack on the US Special Mission in Benghazi, Libya, September 11th, 2012, helping to save over 20 lives while fighting off terrorists from the CIA Annex for over 13 hours. Mr. Paronto’s story is told in the book “13 Hours” written by Mitchell Zuckoff and his five surviving annex security team members.

Mr. Paronto was born in Alamosa, Colorado and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Mesa State College in Grand Junction, Colorado and Masters Degree from The University of Nebraska at Omaha. He served 4 years in the US Army and an additional 4 years in the US Army National Guard reaching the rank of Sergeant then becoming a commissioned officer in 2003. He started contracting for Blackwater Security Consulting in 2003 and continued to deploy on various security contracts, to include the Global Response Staff until 2013.

Mr. Paronto has been involved in security operations in hostile environments for over 10 years and his and team’s involvement with the September 11th, 2012 attack on the US special mission in Benghazi, Libya was paramount in the saving of US lives and assets. He is a proven leader, teammate and friend to those who have deployed with him, and a devout father to a loving wife and two remarkable children.

Safety Awards Presentation

The following Safety Awards will be presented at this event:
Ray Lambright Award
Safety Excellence Awards
Associate/Affiliate Member Safety Award
Safety Stand-Down Resources

Submissions are due by June 9, 2017.

You must log in as a member to receive member pricing on sponsorship's and registrations. For help logging in, please contact: [email protected]

Thank you to our sponsors:

Speaker Host Meeting Sponsors 
 Slack & Co. Contracting, Inc. Andrews Myers, PC 
Anslow Bryant Construction, Ltd.
  Compliance Safety Consulting
 Patron Sponsors
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Holes, Inc. 
Linbeck Group, LLC
Cherry Companies
Coats Rose, PC
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
TAS Commercial Concrete 
Cokinos | Young  
 Kauffman Company
Karsten Interior Services
Breakfast Sponsors 
BottomLine Equipment, LLC

Britain Electric 
  Hard Hat Sponsor
ISEC, Inc.
Construction EcoServices
One Digital/Stevenson Group 
Reliant Safety Solutions
             Salus Consulting Services

Southern Crushed Concrete 


Registration/Sponsorship Information

To attend the breakfast and hear from Kris Paronto, choose a sponsorship level or register as an individual below! Parking, either valet or self-park will be provided by AGC Houston.


All sponsors receive signage & recognition in event materials. Sponsorship deadline has been extended to June 9, 2017!

Speaker Host: One table (10 seats) + seat at head table for breakfast & VIP Dinner with Kris Paronto the evening before the event.
Regular Price: $5,000

Meeting Sponsor: One Reserved Priority Table (10 seats) 
Regular Price: $2,500

Patron Sponsors: 1/2 Reserved Priority Table (5 seats)
Regular Price: $1,500

Breakfast Sponsors: Two Seats at a Priority Table
Regular Price: $500

Hard Hat Sponsor: Recognition only, does not include breakfast
Regular Price: $75

Individual Registrations:

Individual Member Seats
Regular Price: $75

Individual Non-Member Seats
Regular Price: $125

You must log in as a member to receive member pricing on sponsorship's and registrations. For help logging in, please contact: [email protected] 
6/29/2017 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
1777 Walker Street Houston 77010
Registration is closed. You may pay on-site the morning of the event. (Members $100, Nonmembers $150
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Thursday, 29 June 2017

Please arrive at 6:00 a.m. for Volunteer duties!

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