(Concord, NH) Katie Lopes, Marketing Coordinator at North Branch Construction in Concord, NH, has been appointed to the New Hampshire & Vermont Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors Young Professionals Group (YPG) Board of Directors. Lopes has been with North Branch Construction for over eight years, starting as a part-time Project Manager Assistant while continuing her education at New England College. She has been Marketing Coordinator of the company for six years. Lopes has been a member of the ABC NH/VT Excellence Awards Committee, Events Committee, and Golf Committee for six years. The Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing nearly 21,000 chapter members. The mission of its Young Professionals Group is to develop, empower, and connect young professionals through events in an effort to enhance their professional development and business success within the construction industry.