Emerging Leaders Program

Logo Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Program was created to engage the next generation of leaders in the residential construction industry to explore future leadership and/or ambassadorship within the association.  The intent is to provide sustainability, growth, and enthusiasm for member companies and the association.

The mission of the Emerging Leaders Program is to drive and support the initiatives of the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area (HBAGTA) with a focus on sustainability through ambassadorship and leadership.

Members wishing to be part of the Emerging Leaders Program are asked to contact HBA President Dean Adams.

3 Part Series Schedule

  • Leaders 101 - March 14th - HBAGTA-Who We Are
    Participants will gain an understanding about the HBA's past present, and future, and the HBA models at the local, state, and national levels.

  • Leaders 201 - April 11th - Operations & Leadership Basics
    Participants will gain an understanding of how the HBA office is operated, the role the Board of Directors, committees, and task forces.  Attributes of effective leadership qualities will be discussed.

  • Leaders 301 - May 9th - Financials & Industry Challenges
    In this final session, the focus will be on association financials, led by Treasurer Terry Harper and President Dean Adams.  Participants will be introduced to the key metrics that our HBA uses to assess the financial health and future challenges the industry is faced with.


Program members will follow-up by attending meetings and mingling with current association leaders.

Inaugural Group of Emerging Leaders!

Elizabeth Sieloff

Elizabeth Sieloff
The Larkin Group

Andrew Bogard

Andrew Bogard
Bogard & Sons Construction

Trevor Mitchell

Trevor Mitchell
Pella Windows & Doors

Dan Goodchild

Dan Goodchild
Northwestern Michigan College

Jennifer Bard

Jennifer Bard
Preston Feather Building Products

Nick Mueller

Nick Mueller
Buster's Blinds
and Window Film

Emerging Leaders Headshots (17)

Shaun Gober
EETKO Builders

Colin Bushong

Colin Bushong
CMB Construction

Terry Peach

Terry Peach
Lowes