Aspiring Leaders – The NEXT Group

2022 Aspiring Leaders Syllibus


The Florida Building Material Alliance understood the importance of identifying and training strong, knowledgeable leaders to be a part of your organization.

Our program “Aspiring Leaders – The NEXT Group”  began in 2015 and has become one of our most successful programs for our members.   This year’s program will help you determine if any of your current staff are future leaders and are interested in a career in management.

Aspiring Leaders – The NEXT Group stands for New Executive Training.  This program is designed to give each attendee a brief insight and limited exposure to many of the areas we call our day-to-day business.

There will be six classes given and you must attend all six classes to graduate.  The classes will be held at the FBMA headquarters located at 1303 Limit Avenue in Mt. Dora.  There will be three days of classes with two sessions each day.  The classes will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will end between 3:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Our instructors or “mentors” as we call them, will teach and share their knowledge and personal experiences with the attendees on topics such as Sales; Human Resources; Marketing; Effective Management; Finance and Operations. Our instructors are Russ Hallenbeck, Tibbetts Lumber; Dan Pugh, Residential Building Supply; Chris Lee, 1st Choice Door & Millwork; Don Viscio,  Tibbetts Lumber; Brian Wagner, Mateer & Harbert, P.A. and Leah Nilles, Huttig Building Products.

Please let us know if you or any of your employees would be interested in attending our 2022 Aspiring Leaders.

Graduation will be held at the Kick-Off Breakfast on Thursday, September 29 during FBMA’s Convention at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort and Convention Center with plaque presentations and pictures.  The total cost per participant is $399.  Lunch will be provided for all three sessions.

Class dates and times are as follows:

Thursday, July 14, 2022 

Morning: Don Viscio, Finance | Afternoon: Russ Hallenbeck, Effective Management

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Morning: Brian Wagner, Human Resources | Afternoon: Chris Lee, Operations

Thursday, August 11, 2022 

Morning: Leah Nilles, Marketing | Afternoon: Dan Pugh, Sales

10:00-4:00 pm each day

Register here!