Emerging Leaders Forum

Emerging Leaders Forum

What is the Emerging Leaders Forum?

The ABA’s Emerging Leaders Forum (ELF) is a six-month management education program designed for participants on a leadership trajectory at their company. The program is limited to 30 students. The six-month, in-depth course focuses on leadership skills, communication skills and public speaking.

Purpose of the program:

Develop construction professionals into informed, knowledgeable and active members of the industry while preparing them for future leadership roles within their companies, the industry and the Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA).


  • Leadership Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Written Communication Skills
  • Oral Communication Skills
  • Presentation Skills
  • Project Financials
  • Team Building
  • Confidence Building
  • Business Etiquette


  • Qualified candidates should be on an upward trajectory within their companies
  • Applicants should be in positions of increasing responsibility
  • Applicants must be nominated by their company’s C-Level Management


  • Limited to 30 qualified registrants
  • Maximum one candidate per firm, unless applicants are located in two different regions
  • Non-ABA members may be approved dependent upon space


  • April 16, 2024
  • May 21, 2024
  • June 18, 2024
  • August 20, 2024
  • September 10, 2024
  • October 15, 2024

Email the completed Application to Alexa Kochen.


Emerging Leaders Forum Advisory Council

Tucker Macon

Council Chairman
Sundt Construction

Tom Hughes

Chief Estimator
Rosendin Electric

Danielle Puente

DP Electric

Nick Kredit

K2 Electric

Deirdre Booth FSMPS, CPSM

President + Lead Strategist
Tank Girl Marketing

Cole Woodward

Senior Project Manager
CORE Construction