Nominate Your Rising Star for 2021 Developing Industry Leaders Program

NRMCA encourages today’s rising stars to apply for a unique opportunity that supports their growth in the ready mixed concrete industry. NRMCA’s Developing Industry’s Leaders (DIL) program is a distinctive, career-long plan of action where tomorrow’s leaders interact, both professionally and socially, with established executives, thereby gaining a national perspective about the ready mixed concrete industry. Candidates must be employed by an NRMCA Producer or Associate member, Bureau member or state affiliate association. The application period closes Friday, April 30.

Once appointed to the annual DIL cohort, participants start work via webinar to prepare for their attendance at NRMCA’s Fall Conference, ConcreteWorks and Mixer Driver Championship. In 2021, it will be in Kissimmee, FL, September 30 - October 4. At ConcreteWorks, DILs attend an exclusive leadership workshop and also attend the Mixer Driver Championship, committee meetings and seminars where they gain an in-depth, big-picture perspective. Over the next six months, DILs are divided in small teams; each team works on an industry challenge under the guidance of senior NRMCA staff and an industry DIL mentor. At the 2022 NRMCA Annual Convention, teams present their findings to their sponsoring committee. They also publish their work in the industry’s premier journal, NRMCA's quarterly Concrete InFocus magazine. Later in the spring, the entire cohort regathers for a third time for a multi-day leadership workshop just for them.

DIL exclusive events are the foundation of long-term career support. The most distinguished gathering is the chairman of the Board’s Leadership Summit, a two-day DIL alumni networking and leadership conference. With no age exclusion, middle managers interact with captains-of-the-industry DIL alumni. Additionally, DIL alum host receptions at the Annual Convention and ConcreteWorks. Finally, they have the opportunity to attend the high-profile, 2022 Spring North American Concrete Alliance Fly-in in Washington, DC.

Please note, the DIL program is NOT a short-term perk. After the two-year formal program ends, DIL alumni are expected to make a long-term commitment to move their team’s initiative(s) forward by joining, and attending, the appropriate NRMCA committee meetings twice a year as well as participate in annual DIL alumni events. They are asked to mentor new DIL. Finally, they may attend NRMCA’s semi-annual Board Meetings to observe senior level executives deliberate and make both short- and long-term strategic decisions that impact the industry.

If your company has a rising star who is ready to work on a national level and will be given the time to participate in the required activities over the length of his/her career, please submit his/her application no later than Friday, April 30. Click here to learn more and download the application form. For more information, contact Eileen Dickson at

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association