The next generation of leaders
So much of the recent focus has been on finding the next generation of the workforce. But, another huge focus for a while now has been developing this next generation, into future leaders. There are always going to be big questions about the future of the industry. Will families stay in the business? Will new faces to the industry stick around? One thing we’ve learned is this younger generation wants to be challenged and they want their employers to invest in their growth. ASA’s Young Executives Division provides a great platform for these industry up-and-comers to develop leadership skills and challenge themselves to think critically. It allows young industry professionals the opportunity to build key relationships and to work together through education and networking opportunities, which will set them up for a career in this industry. Being around their peers, in similar roles and businesses across the country, gives them access to bounce ideas off each other, solve common issues, and build lifelong relationships. The YEs have helped shape the careers of many of our current industry leaders.
“The YE Spring Forum’s educational aspect has provided me with the skill set necessary for my advancement from project manager, to branch management, and to my current position as CEO. The relationships I’ve made through YE have helped me to navigate my company through the recession as well as taught me how to strategize, communicate with others, and stay focused on the end goals. Without these relationships and valuable education, I would still be a project manager at Valley Supply Co.” - Rogers Earl Jr., Valley Supply Co.
Find out more about the ASA Young Executives Division at asa.net/YE.
2017 Young Executives Officers Council
Chairman: Patrick Maloney, Coburn Supply Co.
Vice Chairman: Chris Reynolds, Plumbers & Factory Supplies
AJ Benton, Smardan-Hatcher Co.
Michael Laudino, Aaron & Company
Michael Maloney, Coburn Supply Co.
Dan New, Mid-City Supply Co.
Brian DiVincenzo, Oatey Supply Chain Services (VMD)
David Dellon, Dellon Sales Co. (AIM/R)