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Emerging Leaders Program

We help entry- to mid-level professionals across all sectors of California’s diverse construction industry reach their career goals and find fulfillment on the job. We do so through relevant education and training, the development of powerful networks, and opportunities to engage and affect a healthy construction industry.


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AGC’s Emerging Leaders program exists to educate, connect and engage entry- to mid-level construction professionals so that together, we learn the industry, develop powerful networks, and build our communities.

About the AGC Emerging Leaders Program
The AGC Emerging Leaders program was originally established as the AGC of California Construction Leadership Council (CLC), to help develop the next generation of industry leaders. In 2021, the CLC voted to change the name to ensure clarity around the program’s role for current and prospective participants.

Our Values

  • Educate: We provide a convenient “one-stop shop” for accessing relevant industry training and certification programs.
  • Connect: We foster a strong network, connecting professionals from across the industry and facilitating an open forum for the exchange of ideas and discussion of key issues facing the industry today.
  • Engage: We offer opportunities to engage and affect a healthy construction industry for tomorrow, including leadership roles, junior advocacy, exposure to all facets of the industry and the legislation affecting it, various charitable activities, and more.

I highly encourage young people to get involved with AGC Emerging Leaders. The program gives them a platform to practice leadership and learn about industry issues and strategies, while building lasting relationships with their peers from other companies. Creating this foundation early in their careers will serve them well as they grow in leadership at their own companies.

Royal Electric Co.

Dina Kimble, 2022-2023 President, AGC of California
Royal Electric Co.

From the first EL event I went to, it was really nice to walk into a room of other mid-level professionals like myself and feel like I belonged.


Megan Calm, Chair, Steering Committee AGC of California Emerging Leaders

Over the last five years, AGC has continuously provided me with opportunities to network, enhance my communication skills, take on leadership roles, step outside my comfort zone for my own benefit, learn how policy changes affect our livelihood, and advance professionally.

Unger Construction

Mitchell Trieloff, Member, AGC Emerging Leaders
Unger Construction

AGC Emerging Leaders program has benefited my career by creating connections with contractors that not only lead to potential business development opportunities but also priceless lifelong resources and relationships.

Griffith Company 

Edgar Martinez, Landscaping Division Manager, Vice-Chair SoCal Emerging Leaders 
Griffith Company 

Throughout my career, with EL, I always met people at events I would never meet normally on a day-to-day basis on my jobsite. Getting people from different companies into the same space to be able to share industry knowledge – I feel like that’s one of the biggest benefits.

Unger Construction

Mitchell Trieloff, Member, AGC Emerging Leaders
Unger Construction


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For HR Managers

Learn how your team might benefit from participation/membership in AGC's Emerging Leaders program. View our flyer for more information about benefits and how to join.

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