AUSTIN, Texas — The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT), a trade association that represents lumber and building material dealers, and Lumber Insurance Services (LIS), a commercial insurance agency specializing in lumber and lumber yard insurance, have announced the Emerging Leaders programming for the 134th LAT Convention & Expo in Frisco, Texas on April 6-8.
“LAT is focused on supporting rising leaders in Texas’ building materials industry,” said David Ward, president of the LAT Board of Directors and operations manager for Red River Lumber. “Emerging Leaders attending this year’s convention will have exclusive opportunities to connect with each other and with renowned industry leaders. We are grateful to Chris and LIS for their partnership.”
“The peer to peer connectivity that LAT fosters year-round culminates at the convention,” said Chris Agness, co-chair of the Membership Committee and vice president at LIS. “The leadership panel for LAT’s Emerging Leaders is fantastic and a must-do for LAT members, both dealers and associates, that are framing the future of Texas’ building materials industry.”
In its third year, the Emerging Leaders program will host a networking dinner and professional development opportunities at LAT’s convention. Bradley Hartmann, president of Behind Your Back Sales Co, will moderate a leadership discussion among Jack Foxworth, president & CEO, Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Co., Brian McCoy, CEO, McCoy’s Building Supply, Nathan Potter, chairman & CEO, DW Distribution Inc. and Laura Vaccaro, VP community investment & engagement, Valero Companies.
“Bringing these leaders together, and creating an opportunity for them to share their insight and to interact with Texas’ rising leaders is one of the many opportunities that LAT members will have at the convention,” said Mireya Zapata, executive vice president at LAT.
The Emerging Leaders program, presented by Lumber Insurance Services, develops and expands the leadership capacity for rising leaders within Texas’ building materials industry. The program is open to both Dealer and Associate members, and one spot is available for every member company.
The 134th LAT Convention and Expo: Framing the Future, will take place on Monday, April 6 through Wednesday, April 8 at the Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star. Registration for dealers, emerging leaders and exhibitors is open. For more information, visit lat.org.