Young Leaders Annual Meeting

Building the future

NSSGA’s Young Leaders holds an annual meeting for industry professionals 40 years old and younger. Education sessions and networking help to develop leadership and management skills, address industry positions, build a national network of industry professionals, exchange ideas and discuss areas of mutual interest that will help them and their companies become more successful in the aggregates industry. Young Leaders offers opportunities to make new relationships and strengthen existing relationships within the industry and NSSGA.


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Save the date for the 2018 Young Leaders Annual Meeting!

April 25-28, 2018
Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
La Jolla, California


Young Leaders marks 25 years of leadership development

NSSGA celebrated 25 years of the Young Leaders Annual Meeting April 19-22 at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. Industry magnates imparted leadership advice to a record crowd of more than 200 people. Joel Galassini received the Mark S. Walsh award, sponsored by Rock Products. Walsh was a member of the Young Leaders steering committee and helped set the direction and growth of the group before he passed away in 1999. The award is presented annually to a member of the group who exemplifies professionalism and enthusiasm for Young Leaders. Attendees took advantage of quality networking time in addition to group activities, including a tour of Gila River Sand & Gravel and a community service project. The group built up a community farm at the nearby Native American reservation in Sacaton. Rep. David Schweikert, R-Ariz., also spoke to the group about Congress’ legislative agenda for the year.