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What is Emerging Leaders?

It’s a community of young professionals and high-potential individuals looking to develop their leadership skills and professional networks.

Your rising stars can engage with this network by enrolling in the Emerging Leaders Channel Certification (ELCC) program and attending the ISA Fall Summit events where the curriculum is designed to provide leadership skills and the applied technical know-how they need to make a difference in your company. This energetic group spans the entire MROP channel, bringing together manufacturers, distributors, and IMRs from companies large and small. This winning combination exists nowhere else in the industry.

Develop Your Rising Stars

Education and Training

Give your up-and-coming top talent the knowledge and skills they need to bring real value back to your company.

People Skills

Position your next-gen leaders in a forum focused on the art of personal development and networking.


Inspire and motivate young professionals to be game-changers elevating your team and your company.

Emerging Leaders
Channel Certification

Shaping Tomorrow’s Industry Leaders through Channel-Centric Education, Professional Development, and Networking

ISA’s groundbreaking Emerging Leaders Channel Certification (ELCC) program is tailored for next-gen professionals under 40 who are driven and eager to propel their careers within the industry. Designed to develop future leaders, the program includes a multi-layered, channel-centered approach to growth including a live, virtual 8-week course curriculum lead by industry experts, leadership development events, focused relationship building through in-person networking opportunities, and more.

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Emerging Leaders Committee

Kayla Jane McLaughlin

Chair Surpless Dunn Director of Digital & Development Contact

Darryl Woods

Vice Chair Stanley Black and Decker Sales Operations Manager Contact

Alex Ruggles

Immediate Past Chair Martin Industrial Supply Co. Director of Customer Service Contact

Jen Huber

Committee Member Stellar Industrial Human Resources Benefits Administrator Contact

Daniella Debitetto

Committee Member MSC Industrial Supply Co. Product Manager – Direct Fulfillment Exp. & Vendor Perf. Contact

Caroline Harris

Committee Member Vallen Manager Exclusive Brands Contact

Jeremy Roberts, CPMR

Committee Member Pittman Industrial Marketing, Inc. Territory Manager Contact

Anja Taylor

Committee Member ARCH Cutting Tools National Channel Manager & Key Accounts Contact

Christina Bertino

Staff Champion ISA Director of Marketing & Communications Contact

Interested in joining a committee?

Submit your application of interest.

The Emerging Leaders Committee is comprised of a dynamic group of volunteers. Together acting as one, this group is dedicated to fostering a community of young professionals and high-potential individuals looking to develop their leadership skills and professional networks. Candidates must be under 40, employed by a member company, and willing to volunteer their time, knowledge, and experience to help ISA Lead the Channel Forward®.

Upcoming Emerging Leaders Events

Need more info? Contact Christina Bertino at

Emerging Leaders Network News

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