ARTBA Accepts Nominations for Rising Stars Program

January 27, 2015

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting nominations for its 2015 Young Executive Development Program (YEDP), held April 13 to 15 in Washington, D.C.

Now in its 20th year, and with more than 550 graduates from 200 companies, state contractor groups and public agencies, the YEDP is an intensive, two-and-half day “101 Introduction to Federal & State Advocacy for Transportation Infrastructure Market Development and Protection.” It provides rising leaders in the transportation construction and development sector with a solid 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 they—and their company or agency—can become politically engaged to help shape transportation policy.

The YEDP is held in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program and Transportation Construction Coalition Fly-In, and participants will have the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress about transportation funding issues.

Admission to the YEDP is a competitive process. Nominees should be under 50 years of age, though exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Nominees should 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 to the YEDP, 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 that employs the applicant must accompany each application.

Applications must be received at The ARTBA Building in Washington, D.C., by Friday, Feb. 27, 2015. The application form can be found at