During Monday’s general session, NSSGA Young Leaders Chair Ericka Baxter greeted guests by sharing the word that inspired her tenure as Chair.
“Last year, when I received the gavel, I decided that my tenure would be centered on one key word: engage. This word, meaning to pledge oneself to do something, is near and dear to my heart. If you’ll remember, I challenged you all to engage, to pledge yourself to making yourself, your company, and your industry better. To engage in relationships, committees, and important (even if they’re difficult) conversations with legislators and community members. You all have done such a great job of this, and I thank you for putting yourselves out there,” said Baxter.
Also at Monday’s general session, attendees heard from Justin Patton of the Trust Architect Group about trust and leadership development. Following that, Ward Nye, who is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin Marietta, spoke about his career and lessons learned. Monday also saw breakout sessions and a facility tour at CEMEX’s FEC Quarry.