Young Leaders

Contact us
We have young leaders groups in each region of the Commonwealth.

Northern Virginia

Amber Stricker
(703) 968-6205

Hampton Roads

Rob Camlin
(757) 855-8220

Central Virginia
Kate Bossard
(804) 346-4222

 

 

A Strategic Commitment to Young Professionals
 

ABC-Virginia's Young Leaders groups offer the construction industry's young professionals opportunities to network, and build lasting professional relationships
with peers in a comfortable and casual setting.

Our Young Leaders events include, educational seminars, personal and professional development luncheons, jobsite tours and opportunities to network while
building industry connections. 

If you are a young leader looking to network with industry peers and socialize with colleagues in a casual environment, or an employer who wants to cost-effectively
get your young professionals more involved with ABC - Virginia, then our Young Leaders Group is your opportunity! 


 

 


Who Should Attend?
 

Our Young Leaders Group is geared towards industry professionals in their 20s and mid 30s who have a desire to learn more about the construction industry and
are striving to become a leader in the industry. 

Our Young Leaders Group is active in all three of our regions. Contact your regional Young Leaders staff liaison for details. 

Your company / firm must be a member of ABC-Virginia for you to attend Young Leaders educational seminars, lunch and learns, and networking opportunities.

 

 


2020 ABC-VA Young Leaders Committee

  2020 Chair
Rachel Leinbach,
HITT Contracting Inc.

 
 


Incoming Chair
Colin McShane,
E.E. Reed Construction - East Coast, LLC

 

Immediate Past Chair
Courtney DeCroes,
Early, Cassidy & Schilling

 

Committee Member
Brennan Maxwell,
Skanska USA

 

Committee Member
Jeff Miller, Thompson Greenspon

 

Committee Member
Kayli Lewis, Hensel Phelps

 


Committee Member
Maria Robaina, Hensel Phelps

 

Committee Member
Sam Savoia, Allan Myers

               
               
      
Staff Liaison
Nick Clemente,
ABC Virginia
  

Staff Liaison
Amber Stricker,
ABC Virginia

    


 


Emerging Young Leader Award

Purpose: The purpose of this award is to recognize an up and coming leader making a significant contribution to ABC and the wider regional construction industry. The 2020 Emerging Leaders Award will be presented to a recipient who has shown exemplary achievements and demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments in ABC-VA and the construction industry.

Eligibility:
Candidates for the Emerging Leader Award must meet the following requirements to be eligible for the award:
- Individual must be an employee of an ABC-VA member company
- Individual must be 40 years of age or younger
- Individual must attend a minimum of 3 Young Leader Networking Events & 1 General ABC-VA Networking Event
- Individual must complete the application and involvement schedule electronically by November 30, 2020

Recognition:
- Recognition throughout ABC-VA's social media channels and weekly/monthly newsletters
- Profile on ABC-VA Young Leaders website page
-Award presented during ABC-VA's January event
 

Previous Winners
 

 Sam Savoia, Allan Myers

Since graduating from Virginia Tech in 2015, Sam has worked for Allan Myers. He has quickly become a leader in the construction industry. He began working in the field as an intern, taking an active role as a skilled laborer, fostering relationships, growing his knowledge and applying it to building great projects, improving the industry and advancing his career from Field Engineer to Project Engineer to now Assistant Superintendent....Meet the 2019 Young Leader of the Year

 
Courtney DeCroes, Early, Cassidy & Schilling, LLC

Courtney was hired by Early Cassidy & Schilling as a trainee in the surety department in 2010 after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communications from James Madison University. As she began to grow her technical knowledge, she was asked to get involved with ABC as an avenue to learn more about the construction industry, client issues and to meet other members....Meet the 2018 Young Leader of the Year

 

Application Requirements:

- Submit one letter of recommendation from an ABC Virginia member (maximum 300 words).
- Complete the application questions in section two below.
- Track your ABC-VA involvement throughout the year and complete the Involvement Schedule in section three of the application. Please complete the application below in its entirety. Upon submission, your responses will be emailed to you. Please check to make sure you receive your responses via email before closing this window so that you don't lose your responses.

For questions or comments, please contact Amber Stricker at (703) 968-6205 or email her at amber@abcva.org.

Application Submission:
Once your application is complete, please email it to Amber Stricker.