ARTBA looking for future leaders

News ARTBA December 05, 2003
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The American Road & Transportation Builders Association's Transportation Development Foundation is seeking nominations for its

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association's Transportation Development Foundation is seeking nominations for its 9th Annual Young Executive Development Program (YEDP) to be held Feb. 24-26 in Washington, D.C.


The YEDP is designed to develop future leaders. It offers young executives an intensive three-day introduction to the federal legislative and regulatory processes that affect the transportation construction industry.


YEDP fellows also will lobby their congressional delegates on TEA-21 reauthorization in conjunction with the ARTBA Legislative Conference and Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In. Participants will be introduced to the role of trade associations in the policy-making process and how leadership in their trade association can not only benefit their industry but also their own careers.


More than 175 young executives from 78 companies, 11 public agencies and eight state contractor organizations in 32 states have completed the program over the past eight years. Several past participants are now serving on the ARTBA Board of Directors.


Eligibility regquirements are:

* Admission to the YEDP is competitive and limited to 20 participants;


* Nominees should be under 40 years of age, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis; and


* Nominees should have at least three years experience in the transportation construction industry, have made a significant contribution to the work of his or her firm and shown evidence of strong leadership potential for the industry.

The nomination process is:

* To be considered for admission, candidates must be nominated by a sponsor and submit a completed application form and a one- to two-page statement describing his or her reasons for applying; and


* A letter of nomination and recommendation written by a principal of the firm, a senior executive within the governmental agency or a senior level faculty member at the university which employs the applicant must accompany each application.

Applications must be received at The ARTBA Building in Washington, D.C., by Tuesday, Jan. 13. To obtain a copy of the application form contact ARTBA at 202/289-4434 or go to the association's website (www.artba.org).


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