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A Forum to Connect
and Grow Next
Generation Leaders

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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.

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 attending an Emerging Leaders Summit 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.

“Emerging Leaders makes us better leaders and helps with continuity of the succession plan as we move into different roles.”

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Robert Farmer

Account Executive - Bahco Bandsaw Products


Emerging Leaders Virtual Summit 2020

Join your fellow Emerging Leaders on our very own virtual portal to participate in an interactive two-day custom negotiation training course taught by Shawn Doyle from Business Training Works.

On day one, you’ll learn the negotiation process, how to determine what is negotiable and determine outcomes.

On day two, you’ll practice negotiation tactics, look into how managers make decisions, and hone your closing techniques to up your game.

A new addition to the virtual summit, this year we’re hosting our first virtual 5K! All participants will receive Emerging Leaders 5K swag prior to the virtual summit.

September 1-2, 2020
1:00pm – 3:00pm EST

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Emerging Leaders Committee

Alex Ruggles

Chair Martin Industrial Supply Co. Director of Customer Service Contact

Robert Farmer

Bahco Bandsaw Products Account Executive/ National Accounts Contact

Sonia Timmons

Vallen Distribution, Inc. VP, Financial Planning & Analysis Contact

Tim Lee

The M.K. Morse Company Regional Sales Manager, Steel Service Center Manager Contact

Jason Sandefur

Tool Crib, Inc. Territory Manager Contact

Allison Beacham

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 are willing to volunteer their time, knowledge and experience to help ISA Lead the Channel Forward®.

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