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2011 NECA Future Leaders Conference

Pittsburgh hosted NECA’s Future Leaders of the electrical contracting industry annual meeting May 12-14, at the Renaissance Hotel. The meeting was the best-attended in recent memory, attracting young, emerging electrical contractors, and industry professionals from across the country who are taking on greater responsibilities within their companies and NECA.

The Future Leaders program was developed by NECA’s Management Education Institute (MEI) and is organized jointly by the Future Leaders Task Force, a steering committee of younger NECA member contractors, and MEI. The program offers up-and-coming professionals an opportunity to network with their peers and consider the challenges their companies, industry and association will face in the future.

"Future Leaders have made some incredible gains in the past few years," said Greg Mankevich, MEI executive director. "Our members are now serving on national standing committees and taking a greater role in shaping the resources the association provides to support the electrical construction industry. They want their companies and association to grow and be successful. They work collaboratively and want to learn from each other, as well as hear from leading experts. We’re happy to provide a forum to facilitate this for them."

The meeting began with a welcome reception sponsored by the Western Pennsylvania Chapter, NECA (Albert Johnson, Executive Manager) at the Fairmont Hotel on Thursday, May 12. Joining the Future Leaders at the reception were members of the NECA Women’s Peer Group (NWPG) who met earlier in the day for their annual summit.

The Future Leaders will next meet at the 2011 NECA San Diego Convention for an informal reception and will announce plans for the 2012 Future Leaders Conference. Anyone interested in receiving updates of Future Leaders activities and event announcements should contact Greg Mankevich, at 301-215-4550 or email Pictures are available on NECA’s Flickr feed.

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