Emerging Leaders

The IEC Emerging Leaders Program

The IEC Emerging Leaders Program is a six-month leadership development experience for professionals in the electrical and systems contracting industry. Each year, six to ten individuals are selected to form a cohort class that participates in skills development workshops, networking opportunities, leadership exercises, and project development experiences.

Is the Program for You?

Being an “emerging leader” has nothing to do with age or job title. You may be an emerging leader without even knowing it, missing out on opportunities to fully liberate the leader within you. If you have the desire to develop important leadership skills and advance in your career, the IEC Emerging Leaders Program is for you!

Application Process

Applications for the 2024 cohort are now closed. The application process consists of your resume, small essays, a letter of recommendation, and a letter of support from your current employer. The program cost is $2,500.

The 2024 IEC Cohort

IEC Bethany Lerch

Bethany Lerch

Executive Director

Greater Charlotte IEC

IEC Brandon Slover

Brandon Slover

Service Manager

Fayette Electrical Service

IEC of the Bluegrass

IEC Brett Reyes

Brett Reyes

Development Director

IEC Rocky Mountain

IEC Chad Mazzei

Chad Mazzei

Project Manager

R&A Enterprises

Western Colorado IEC

IEC George Balcombe

George Balcombe

Senior Estimator


IEC Florida West Coast

IEC Hance Joiner

Hance Joiner

Workforce Development Coordinator

IEC Georgia

IEC Jared Dziak

Jared Dziak

Senior Project Manager

Independent Mechanical

IEC Pennsylvania

IEC Jonathan Compas

Jonathan Campos

Estimator/Project Manager

Core Electrical Group

IEC San Antonio

IEC Kyle Ratliff

Kyle Ratliff

Project Manager

DNS Technologies

IEC Northern Ohio

IEC Laura Hildreth

Laura Hildreth

Operations and Education Director

IEC Fort Worth

IEC Levi Tragesser

Levi Tragesser

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

IEC Indy

IEC Michael Timm

Michael Timm

Project Manager

Kilgore Industries

IEC Texas Gulf Coast

IEC Ryan Landacre

Ryan Landacre

Field Supervisor

Hill Electric

IEC San Antonio

IEC Trent Puleo

Trent Puleo

Project Manager

All Phase Electric & Maintenance, Inc.

IEC Florida West Coast

IEC Tucker Edwards

Tucker Edwards

General Manager

Circle Electric

IEC San Antonio

IEC Zach Sowards

Zach Sowards

Site Superintendent/ Project Manager

Kings Electric Services

IEC of Greater Cincinnati 

Interested in Mentoring Emerging Leaders?

You have the opportunity to impact the life and career of a future leader in the electrical industry by serving as a mentor in the IEC Emerging Leaders program.

If you feel called to guide the next generation of professionals in our industry, we need you!

Along with a desire to provide hope and direction to a future leader, you should be an established business leader with 8+ years of industry experience, connections, and relationships. Experience leading others and developing diverse teams is important, as is active engagement with IEC.

Click here to Apply!


Contact the national staff member below for any questions regarding the IEC Emerging Leaders program.