The Association for the Capital Projects Engineering & Construction Community.

Help Your Rising Leaders Thrive

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ECC Association's Future Leaders Program promotes the growth of up-and-comers in your organization. As a sponsor of ECC, you can nominate one person from your company to participate in the program, where they will gain valuable insight, make vital industry connections and become the force for positive change our industry needs. 

The ECC Future Leaders Program is a vibrant network of emerging professionals that supports the ECC's mission to promote thought leadership through fresh perspectives. By developing new ideas and giving visibility to bright leaders, this program energizes participation in the industry and encourages growth and innovation.

Future Leaders will have the unique opportunity to network with industry leaders, collaborate with peers in the ECC community, and participate in the Annual ECC Conference. Tomorrow's game-changing executives are today's Future Leaders, and this program provides the connections and exposure needed to take that next step.

The ECC Future Leaders program:

  • Promotes new talent and unique perspectives through networking
  • Supports development and increases diversity of the ECC community
  • Furthers careers within the engineering and construction contracting industry
  • Collaborates with the ECC Board to produce content for the Annual ECC Conference

Future Leader Benefits

By being a Future Leader and participating in the ECC Conference, team members will benefit on a personal and professional level. Membership provides access to key industry leaders allowing for mentoring opportunities and thought leadership discussion.

Being a member also provides avenues for personal and professional growth by participating in the conference by means of:

  • Presenting / discussing "hot" industry topics to key industry leaders
  • Development of high powered presentations
  • Exposure to higher learning of various industry topics, etc.
  • Allows for networking with peer emerging leaders as well as the established industry leaders

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KenN Kerr

Future Leader Liaison

Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions

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Kyle Lednicky

Future Leader Liaison

Emerson Process Management

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Mariano Luja

Future Leader Liaison

PCL Industrial Construction Co.

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Schedule of Events

August 2017 – Individual teams work on activities supporting their contribution to the Future Leader Mid-year Meeting and the ECC Annual Conference. Also, periodic evening networking opportunities with other Future Leaders and ECC Board members may be planned during this period in Houston, Texas.

December 12 - 15, 2017 – 49th Annual ECC Conference, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, Florida

Future Leaders: Conference Schedule of Events
Exclusively for Future Leaders and invited guests

Monday, December 11 – Future Leaders Cocktail Reception with ECC Board Members, Executive Advisory Committee Members and Conference Guest Speakers.

Tuesday, December 12 – Future Leaders Pre-Conference Working Session – Special working session planned by and for the benefit of the Future Leaders Program participants – exclusively for Future Leaders.

Wednesday and Thursday, December 13-14 – Participation in the ECC Conference with special focus on Future Leaders-led Conference forums when they occur.