ARTBA seeks future Industry leaders

News ARTBA January 11, 2006
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The American Road and Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is currently seeking nominations for its 11th Annual Young Executive Development Program (YEDP), to be held May 17-19 in Washington, D.C.

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

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. Sessions will cover the annual transportation appropriations process, the federal regulatory rulemaking process, federal environmental, health and roadway safety issues and the 50th anniversary of the Interstate Highway System.

The YEDP will be integrated with the 2006 ARTBA “Federal Issues Program” and Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In, and YEDP participants will have the opportunity to meet with their congressional delegations to discuss transportation development issues.

More than 225 young executives from 137 companies, public agencies and state contractor organizations in 34 states have completed the program over the past 10 years.  Several past participants are now serving on the ARTBA Board of Directors.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Admission to the YEDP is competitive and is 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.

Nomination Process:

• To be considered for admission to the YEDP, candidates must be nominated by a sponsor and submit a completed application form and a 1-to-2 page statement describing his or her reasons for applying.

• 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 that employs the applicant must accompany each application.

Applications must be received at The ARTBA Building in Washington, D.C., by March 10, 2006. To obtain a copy of the application form, contact ARTBA’s Alison Black at 202/289-4434 or go online to the association’s website at

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