Nominate Your Firm's "Rising Stars" for the ARTBA Foundation’s 2013 Young Executive Development Program

Program introduces young executives to the federal legislative and regulatory processes and how they impact the industry

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The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting nominations for the 2013 Young Executive Development Program (YEDP) to be held June 3-6 in the Nation’s Capital.

Now in its 18th year, the YEDP introduces young executives to the federal legislative and regulatory processes and how they impact the transportation design and construction industry. It features sessions on highway/transit financing, economics, environmental, regulatory and legal issues, public-private partnerships and industry innovation.

The program is held in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In, and allows participants the opportunity to meet with their congressional delegation about pending transportation issues. YEDP fellows also hear from industry CEOs who share their career experiences and offer their perspective on leadership and business issues.

Participants will come away with knowledge about ARTBA’s role in shaping the transportation policy debate on Capitol Hill, and gain a greater understanding about how they can play a leadership role in helping grow the transportation construction market in the future.

More than 430 young executives from nearly 200 companies, public agencies and state contractor organizations in 40 states and Washington, D.C., have completed the YEDP since its inception. The 2012-13 ARTBA chairman, Steve Wright of Wright Brothers Construction in Tennessee, is a 1998 YEDP graduate. Other YEDP graduates are now serving on the ARTBA Board of Directors and other association committees/councils.

Admission to the YEDP is a competitive process.

Eligibility Requirements

• Nominees should be under 40 years of age, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

• Nominees should have at least three years of experience in the transportation design and 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.

• 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.

Nomination Process

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 Friday, March 15, 2013.

Click here to obtain a copy of the application form. Contact ARTBA’s Sara Jones at, or (202) 289-4434 with any questions.

As an added incentive, the individual who nominates the most accepted applicants to complete the program will win an iPad.