One of ASA's long-standing special interest divisions, Young Executives (YE), has changed its name to Emerging Leaders. This change comes after discussions among ASA's Executive Committee and the division's council who collectively aim to further expand the group by appealing to key decision-makers of member companies and their next generation of leadership. "Emerging Leaders" speaks to all industry up-and-comers who are looking to develop and grow in this industry, whether someone is 23 or 43.

According to Emerging Leaders Chairman, Patrick Maloney of Coburn Supply Co., "Our name is changing to Emerging Leaders, but our formula for success within ASA has not.  We are providing quality programming and creating ways to expose our emerging leaders to this amazing industry."

In addition to the name change, membership in the division will be changing from individual dues to company dues. Now, membership in this important division is available to all interested employees of a company with a membership in Emerging Leaders.

"The Young Executives Division always has been a strong contributor to ASA's long-term success and will continue to be under our new banner as Emerging Leaders,” Vice Chairman Chris Reynolds of Plumbers & Factory Supplies said. “The name change simply serves to more clearly define who we are. We will continue to deliver incomparable industry networking and educational experiences for up-and-coming individuals in wholesale, rep and manufacturer companies."

The Emerging Leaders Division is designed to nurture and develop leadership skills through education opportunities and networking events specific to the needs of the industry's future leaders. A rapidly growing group of industry professionals, Emerging Leaders provides a forum to build key relationships and to work together, ASA noted. This is critical to becoming tomorrow's leaders for all PHCP-PVF companies across the U.S., the association added.

 The 2018 Emerging Leaders Spring Forum is sponsored by American Standard, DXV, and GROHE, part of LIXIL Water Technology and will be held May 21-23, 2018, in New Jersey.