IEC Announces Inaugural Cohort

Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is pleased to announce the inaugural cohort of its new IEC Emerging Leaders Program, commencing in April 2021. 

The IEC Emerging Leaders Program is a six-month leadership development experience for outstanding professionals with substantiated leadership potential in the electrical and systems contracting industry.

“IEC is committed to advancing the potential and leadership development of our members, and we created the IEC Emerging Leaders Program for this purpose,” said RaeShawn Crosson, interim EVP/CEO, IEC. “We look forward to working with the inaugural program cohort and to observing as their careers and success advance through hard work, commitment, and all they will learn through this program.”

The first cohort will explore a multitude of topical areas designed to enhance their leadership skills in the industry, including government affairs, advocacy, safety, leadership development diversity and inclusion, human capital management, industry partnerships, time management, public speaking, and more.

Throughout the experience, the cohort will meet and work with industry leaders to develop the important relationships needed to strengthen their future careers and enhance their leadership skills.

The 2021 IEC Emerging Leaders Program cohort members are:

The 2021 IEC Inaugural Cohort

Josh Ables
Ables Electric
IEC Central Ohio

Annette Gauna
IEC Rocky Mountain

Justin Hiatt
Eckstine Electric Company
IEC Rocky Mountain

Jason Jones
The Lighting Group
IEC Rocky Mountain

Trenten Quinn
Bret’s Electric
IEC Rocky Mountain

Kyle Reding
Central Electric
IEC San Antonio

Garrett Taylor
X3 Tradesmen, Inc.
IEC Rocky Mountain

Jonnie Vallar
IEC Fort Worth & Tarrant County

The 2022 IEC Emerging Leaders Program participants will be chosen in Fall 2021.

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