Ingersoll Rand (IR) has demonstrated its commitment to developing the next generation of industry leaders with a major financial contribution to the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Young Executive Development Program (YEDP).
The YEDP, held each spring in the nation’s capital, offers the industry’s rising stars an intensive three-day introduction to the federal legislative and regulatory processes that affect the transportation construction industry. Participants learn about the role of trade associations in the policy-making process and how leadership in their national association can not only benefit their industry, but also their own careers.
Sessions cover the annual transportation appropriations and federal regulatory rulemaking processes, and environmental, health and roadway safety issues. YEDP participants also have the opportunity to meet with their congressional delegations to discuss transportation development issues.
IR’s contribution will be used to help expand the program’s scope and support scholarships for public agencies or industry organizations that might not otherwise be able to participate.
Former IR executive, Bill Mulligan, helped launch the YEDP program in 1995 while serving as ARTBA chairman. Over the past 10 years, more than 225 young executives from 137 companies, public agencies and state contractor organizations in 34 states have completed the program, and are active leaders through ARTBA in helping grow the federal transportation construction market. Several past participants also serve on the ARTBA Board of Directors.
The 11th annual YEDP will be held May 17-19. Applications can be accessed online at www.artba.org.