The 2018 Class of the ISA Elite program gathered at ISA's offices in Alexandria, VA this week for a two day fall leadership conference where they reviewed and discussed leadership styles. Each participant analyzed their own leadership style and left with a tangible action plan to grow and develop as strong leaders in the industry.
The ISA Elite program provides education and networking to the next generation of sign, graphics and visual communications leaders. This year's program included 35 participants from the U.S. and Canada.
This interactive retreat involved group discussion and networking opportunities with the ISA Board of Directors and the Sign Research Foundation Board of Trustees, who also convened at ISA's offices this week.
Earlier this year, participants met at the ISA International Sign Expo 2018, where they networked with previous ISA Elite cohorts, the ISA Board of Directors and 20,000 ISA Sign Expo attendees.
Applications for the 2019 class of ISA Elite will open next week. If you are interested in participating, please complete this form.
The 35 participants of the 2018 ISA Elite class include:
Amanda Hurley, Owner/VP Business Development, Ad Light Group, Denver, CO
Ashton Austin, Graphics Tech, Design Team Sign Company LLC, Savannah, TN
Betty Austin, National Account Manager, Signage-Solutions, Anaheim, CA
Britney Buel, Manager, Esco Pacific Signs, Rochester, WA
Cameron Gleason, Sign Consultant/Designer/Sales, G&S Sign Services, Oklahoma City, OK
Christopher Glanzman, Vice President of Operations, GDS Signs, Long Island City, NY
Clint Bradshaw, Sign and Lighting Sales, Canedy Sign, Whitewater, MO
Dario Giansante, Regional Sales Manager, Global Lux, Lachine, QC
David Buck, West Territory Sales Rep, Direct Sign Wholesale, Denver, CO
David Jones, Training Development Coordinator/Purchasing Relationship Manager, Young Electric Sign Company, Salt Lake City, UT
Derek Tobolski, Key Account Manager, North American Signs, Mishawaka, IN
Emily Butko, Graphic Designer/Marketing Manager, Signature Sign & Image, Niagara Falls, ON
Grant Walker, Franchise Business Consultant, FASTSIGNS International, Carrollton, TX
Greg Leaman, Owner, Leaman Signs, Mount Pearl, NL
Jenny Lewis, Sign Territory Mananger, Graphic Solutions Group, Baton Rouge, LA
Jessica Brearley, Business Development Manager, NW Safety Signs & NW Custom Signs and Graphics, Bellingham, WA
Jim Bowen, Lead Installer/Schedule Manager, All-Right Sign, Inc., Steger, IL
Joe Lupton, Sales Rep and Consultant, Yorston & Associates, Dublin, OH
John Kaiser, Sales Representative, Inpro Corporation, Muskego, WI
Kelsey Dalton, Co-Owner and Operations Manager, Heart & Bone Signs, Chicago, IL
Kristin Meza, Project Manager, Vixxo Sign & Lighting, Houston, TX
Lauren Harbour, Vice President, Vistex Graphics, LLC, Houston, TX
Leslie Wescott, Territory Manager, EBSCO Signs & Displays, Sarasota, FL
Matthew Disalvatore, VP/Sales, Creative Signs Inc., Orlando, FL
Matthew Lavery, Partner Paint Specialist, Spectra Advertizing, Concord, ON
Natalia Camacho, Business Development Director, Kalisign USA LLC, Wilmington, DE
Oliver Cunningham, Project Manager, Magnify Signs LLC, Englewood, CO
Stewart Curtis, President, Component Signage, Inc., High Point, NC
Taylor Allen, Installation Coordinator, Allen Industries, Greensboro, NC
Taylor Blanchett- O'Donnell, Client Support, Blanchett Neon Ltd., Edmonton, AB
Travis Popp, Co-Founder, Ally Wholesale Signs, LLC, New Braunfels, TX
Trey Watts, Estimating/Program Manager, Springfield Sign, Springfield, MO
Walida Faruq, Project Manager, Acorn Sign Graphics, Richmond, VA
Zac Martin, Senior Account Manager, Altec Industries, St Louis, MO
Zach Wenger, Project Manager, Lemberg Electric, Brookfield, WI