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NSSGA’s Young Leaders gather in San Diego

By |  May 5, 2022
Allegheny Mineral Corp.’s Jonathan Kolbe, left, joined Caldwell Stone Co.’s Clay Albright during a community service activity. Photo: P&Q Staff

Allegheny Mineral Corp.’s Jonathan Kolbe, left, joined Caldwell Stone Co.’s Clay Albright during a community service activity. Photo: P&Q Staff

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) hosted the Young Leaders Annual Meeting in San Diego, marking the in-person return of the popular industry gathering for the first time since 2019.

NSSGA’s Young Leaders gathered in San Diego to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the organizational group. The meeting, held May 1-4, attracted a record 325 participants who heard from industry leaders, participated in community service activities and welcomed their new committee leadership.

During a general session, NSSGA chair Karen Hubacz greeted attendees by sharing her history as a former Young Leader. Hubacz challenged attendees to increase their engagement with NSSGA to further their professional goals.

“The Young Leaders members are known across the industry for their engagement, enthusiasm and collaboration with others, and I love that distinction,” says Hubacz, who serves Bond Construction Corp., her family company, as president and CEO. “I want them to always be your best Young Leader self. It doesn’t matter your company’s size or your background. We all come to these meetings for the same reason: to learn from each other, to build up our relationships and to go home energized with a slightly new perspective.”

Another general session featured Anne Noonan, president and CEO of Summit Materials, who discussed leadership styles and behaviors.

Each day of meetings offered breakout sessions, with topics tailored to specific interests of advocacy, finance and professional development. Other components of Young Leaders were networking opportunities, team-building activities, golf and a Martin Marietta facility tour. Jennifer Hise-Trujillo, president of Cemco, received the Mark S. Walsh Award that is historically given during Young Leaders meetings.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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