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-Focused Education, Professional Development, and Networking

ISA’s Emerging Leaders Channel Certification (ELCC) program is tailored for next-gen industry professionals who are driven and eager to propel their careers within the industry. Designed to develop future leaders, the program includes a multi-layered, channel-focused approach to growth including a virtual 8-week course curriculum led by industry experts, professional development events, networking meet-ups, 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 & Decker Sales Operations Manager Contact

Jen Croak

Committee Member Stellar Industrial HR Development Manager Contact

Daniella Debitetto

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

Richard Geary

Committee Member INSIZE USA Vice President of Sales Contact

Caroline Harris

Committee Member Vallen Manager Exclusive Brands Contact

Bill McElhaney

Committee Member Cutler Sales Sales Manager Contact

Hannah Shaw

Committee Member Stanley Black & Decker Sr. Channel Manager – Industrial Contact

Anja Taylor

Committee Member CERATIZIT USA, Inc. Channel Manager \ Cutting Tools 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, 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 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

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