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Emerging Leaders

The American Brush Manufacturers Association (ABMA) is excited to announce the creation of ABMA EMERGING LEADERS, a peer networking and leadership group whose aim is to connect young industry professionals to further develop their interests, expertise and leadership in the industry.


– Wednesday, April 24

– Wednesday, May 15
  11a-12p (EST) via Teams

Seminar Focus:
Habit 1 – Be Proactive, and Habit 2 – Begin with the End in Mind
Meeting Moderator: Carlos Petzold, President of Borghi USA
Sponsored by:


Wednesday, June 19
Wednesday, July 17
Wednesday, August 21
Wednesday, September 18
– Thursday, November 21
All 11:00a-12:00p (EST) via Teams
Click here to SIGN UP!

Many Thanks to our Sponsors!

< 45 Years

This group is open to anyone age 45 years or younger who is actively engaged within the broom, brush, roller, mop, paint industry, and whose organization is an ABMA member.

Learn & Grow

This group offers professional development workshops, seminars, webinars, and complimentary networking events and opportunities.


The program offers opportunities for industry professionals over the age of 45 to engage and develop young talent.

Community Service

This group partners with local charities and the ABMA Foundation to provide community services as identified by the ABMA Emerging Leaders Board.

ABMA Emerging Leaders is for the employees of ABMA member organizations.

If you are a Young Professional in our industry...

Be a part of a great peer group leadership opportunity.
Ramp up your understanding of the industry and all of its uniqueness.
Engage with others in a friendly, educational and supportive setting.

If you are a Business Owner or Senior Leader...

Encourage participation to best develop and retain your top talent.
Fast track personnel development with the benefits of peer association.
Consider serving as a mentor to others as a way to give back to the industry.

No separate membership fee is required to participate in ABMA Emerging Leaders.



Millennials portion of the global work force



Millennials in the u.s.



more bachelor degrees than previous generation



Female millennials in the work force vs. not



To offer an outlet to young industry members for professional development, niche networking, peer and roundtable exchange in a social setting.

  • One in-person event per year as a part of the ABMA Annual Convention
  • At least two additional virtual or in-person events annually
  • The ABMA Emerging Leaders Board shall meet twice per year
  • Networking
  • Community Engagement/Volunteering
  • Professional Development
  • Industry Confidence and Comfort/Social Development
  • Happy Hours
  • Speed Networking
  • In-Person social/community events
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Lunch and Learn Programs
  • Leadership Development Networking Case Studies
  • Etiquette
  • Career Development
  • Financial Development Personal and Corporate
  • Community Cleanups
  • Golf Tournaments
  • Engagement surveys
  • Statistical review
  • Budget Review/Analysis