Chapter Staff

CT ABC Staff

Chris Fryxell - President

Chris Fryxell joined the ABC team as President of the Connecticut Chapter in 2017. His current responsibilities include: leading the opposition against PLAs and RCOs, coordinating lobbying efforts at the State Capitol, and handling the Chapter's Membership efforts. Prior to joining CT ABC, Chris spent over 10 years working in the Connecticut legislature, where he helped fight for policies that encourage business growth and free enterprise in the state of Connecticut. He uses his knowledge and experience to help CT ABC and our members navigate through tough issues and the challenging Connecticut political landscape. 

Chris lives in Chester with his wife Sarah and their two daughters, Abigail and Morgan.

Suzanne O'Brien - Member Services Director

Suzanne O’Brien joined CT ABC in 2006 and serves as Member Services Director which includes a variety of member services: chapter newsletter, coordination of events including the Annual Dinner, the Excellence in Construction Awards and golf outings, member communications, member referrals and maintenance of member data records. She is the organizational backbone for both organizations and the go-to person for special projects.             

Chris Abel - Membership Director

Chris Abel joined CT ABC as the Membership Director in July of
2018. He regularly meets with current and potential members, directing and
administering the association’s member recruitment and retention programs while developing recruitment strategies to achieve membership growth, as well as
assisting with the association’s marketing efforts. Prior to joining CT
ABC, Chris spent the ten years managing territories throughout the
northeast in the continuing education space with his most recent position being with
New England Institute of Technology, where he maintained relationships with
over 130 high schools in Connecticut.

Audra Antrum - Special Events Coordinator

Audra Antrum joined CT ABC in 2010 as the chapter’s Special Events Director after working with the association for several years.  Her trademark enthusiasm and energy have helped raise the bar to unparalleled heights for our Annual Dinner & Excellence in Construction Awards program and Rodeo/Career Day Expo among other signature chapter events.  Audra brings a depth and understanding of what our members expect for their participation that comes from being a business owner herself. With 25 years of fundraising event planning experience—the last 16 as a consultant and entrepreneur--Audra has proven that she is big on results and short on excuses.

Linda Richard - Bookkeeper




CEC Staff


Marcie Addy - Education Director

Marcie Addy joined CT ABC as the Education Director of the Construction Education Center in 2017. She plans, directs and coordinates the apprenticeship, continuing education and professional development programs. Prior to joining CT ABC, Marcie managed administrative components of medical education programs including accreditation compliance and marketing strategies. She has worked in ESPN’s legal department and maintained web site content for the Yale School of Public Health. Marcie lives in Rocky Hill with her husband and their two sons.

Oliva Jacquier - Education Coordinator

Olivia is responsible for taking continuing education and professional development registrations, class management, as well as overseeing the continuing education applications process with the State, developing and enhancing the professional and safety offerings CEC currently offers, and helping with our social media channels. Olivia has a background in teaching in a private K-12 school and more recently with brand management and marketing. She is a graduate of Elon University.