ILDP-2016Nominations due April 1

(WASHINGTON)— The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is accepting nominations for its 2016 Industry Leader Development Program (ILDP), held May 9-11 in the Nation’s Capital.

Formerly known as the Young Executive Development Program (YEDP), the ILDP and its associated Industry Leader Development Council (ILDC), were renamed and revamped in response to the recommendations from a special membership task force in late 2015.

The program—which boasts of more than 600 graduates from 200 companies, state contractor chapters and public agencies during the past 20 years—provides an immersive, two-and-a-half day learning experience to help attract and engage the next generation of industry leaders. Attendees will learn more about the importance to their business of becoming an advocate for developing and protecting the transportation infrastructure market. They will also visit with their members of Congress on Capitol Hill to discuss pending transportation policy issues.

The ILDP is held in conjunction with ARTBA’s annual Federal Issues Program (FIP) and Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) Fly-In.

Admission to the ILDP is a competitive process.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Nominees should be ages 30-50 and 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 ILDP, candidates must be nominated by a sponsor and submit a completed application form.

 Nomination Process

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 which employs the applicant must accompany each application.

Applications must be received at the ARTBA Building in Washington, D.C., by Friday, April 1.

To access the application form, visit Contact ARTBA’s Nick Goldstein at, or 202.289.4434 with any questions.