ARTBA Seeking Nominations for Annual Industry Leader Development Program Deadline: April 1
(WASHINGTON) – The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s Foundation is accepting nominations for its 2022 Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP), a basic introduction to federal and state advocacy on transportation policy, regulatory and legal issues. The program, exclusively sponsored by HNTB, is scheduled for May 15-17 in the Nation’s Capital.
The ILDP and its associated Industry Leader Development Council (ILDC), boasts of more than 800 graduates from over 200 industry firms, state contractor chapters, and public agencies over the past 26 years. The ILDP includes sessions on implementation of the recent bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), industry economics, how U.S. transportation work is funded and financed, and how ILDP participants—and their organizations—can become politically engaged to help shape U.S. transportation policy. Also on the agenda is a popular session with top industry C-suite executives offering career advice.
The event is held in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Washington Fly-In.
Admission to the ILDP is a competitive process.
- Nominees should be ages 30-50 and 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, candidates must be nominated by a sponsor and submit a completed application form.
- 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.
The ARTBA Foundation is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt entity designed to “promote research, education and public awareness” about the impacts of transportation investment. It supports educational scholarships, awards, management and education programs, roadway work zone safety training and certificate programs, special economic research, and an exhibition on transportation at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History.