Washington, D.C. — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting nominations for its 2017 Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP), to be held May 16-18, 2017 in the nation’s capital.

Previously known as the Young Executive Development Program (YEDP), the ILDP and its associated Industry Leader Development Council (ILDC), boasts of more than 650 graduates from 200 companies, state contractor chapters and public agencies during the past 21 years.

The immersive, two-and-a-half day ILDP provides an understanding of industry economics, how transportation work in the U.S. is funded and financed, how actions by the federal government impact the industry, and how to become politically engaged to help shape transportation policy. ILDP fellows also visit with their members of Congress to discuss current transportation legislation and regulations.

The ILDP is held in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In.

Admission to the ILDP is a competitive process. Eligibility requirements include the following:

  • 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.

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 31.

Access the nomination form at http://www.artba.org/news/training-events/2017-industry-leader-development-program.

Contact ARTBA’s Nick Goldstein at ngoldstein@artba.org or 202-289-4434 with any questions.