Emerging Leaders

Jason awarding Brad 2018 Casino Night Grand Prize

The SBCA Emerging Leaders Committee was created to give the next generation of leaders in the structural building components industry and in SBCA an opportunity to meet one another, build lasting relationships, learn from others who will share their experiences and gain a greater depth of knowledge of the industry and its trade association. The intent is to provide sustainability, growth and enthusiasm for member companies and the association.

The committee is advancing its mission through the following activities:

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Current Chairs & Members

Committee Chair: Steve Stroder, California TrusFrame
Committee Vice Chair: Jason Hikel, Shelter Systems Limited

Dallas Austin
Dallas Austin
Big C Lumber 

Dowagiac, MI
Justin Binning
Justin Binning
American International Forest Products

Beaverton, OR
Greg Dahlstrom
Greg Dahlstrom
Villaume Industries, Inc.

St. Paul, MN
Josh Dermer
Josh Dermer
American Truss LLC

Houston, TX
Jared Dix
Jared Dix
Apex Truss

Warsaw, VA
Justin Groom
Justin Groom
Trussworks LLC

Caldwell, TX
Shawnee Gunnett
Shawnee Gunnett
Big C Lumber 

Dowagiac, MI
Joe Halteman
Joe Halteman
Wood Truss Systems, Inc.

Fishers, IN
Jason Hikel
Jason Hikel
Shelter Systems Limited

Westminster, MD
John Holland
John Holland
Clearspan Components, Inc.

Meridian, MS
Darryl Hooper
Darryl Hooper
Southern Components, Inc.

Shreveport, LA
Dustin Johnson
Dustin Johnson
Alpine, an ITW Company

Austin, TX
Mike Kozlowski
Mike Kozlowski, P.E.
Apex

Jacksonville, FL
Justin Richardson
Justin Richardson
Richco Structures

Haven, WI
Michael Ruede, Jr.
Mike Ruede, Jr.
Trussmatic

Port St Lucie, FL
Tasha Shifflett
Tasha Shifflett
Quadd Building Systems

Remington, VA
Ashley Stroder
Ashley Stroder
California TrusFrame

Perris, CA
Bryan Sylvester
Bryan Sylvester
California TrusFrame

Perris, CA
Ken Timmins
Ken Timmins
American International Forest Products

Beaverton, OR
Brad Unruh
Brad Unruh
Timberlake TrussWorks

Helena, OK
Jason Walsh
Jason Walsh
California TrusFrame

Perris, CA
Jason Ward
Jason Ward
California TrusFrame

Perris, CA
Travis White
Travis White
A-1 Roof Trusses

Fort Pierce, FL

Check out the following articles for more on SBCA’s Emerging Leader involvement, then see below to learn how you or someone in your organization might get involved.


Requirements for Participation in the Emerging Leaders Committee:

  • An Emerging Leader (EL) must work for an SBCA member company in good standing and be nominated by someone in the leadership of that company who is willing to sponsor his or her participation and serve as a Local Mentor (LM). The LM does not need to be a board member of SBCA to make a nomination, but should have the authority within his or her company to approve travel and other associated expenses on behalf of the EL.
  • Each EL/LM pair must commit to attending at least two of three Open Quarterly Meetings (OQMs) and BCMC per year for at least one year.
  • At the discretion of the president, an EL can participate in the committee without an LM.
  • ELs will receive training from staff and members of the Executive Committee regarding how meetings are conducted, committees available, tools/products from SBCA, etc. This training will be provided either at OQMs or via GoToMeeting during the course of the year.
  • In addition to participating in the goals and objectives of the Emerging Leaders Initiative, each EL must commit to serving on at least one SBCA committee. ELs will be given strong consideration for roles as vice-chairs of SBCA committees and will be looked to to lead meetings and focus groups at OQMs and BCMC.
  • Members of the committee will provide an update on the group’s work at each Board meeting.
  • The Emerging Leaders Committee will include both component manufacturers and suppliers.

Interested in joining the Emerging Leaders?

Submit an Application

Related Links

Emerging Leader Scholarship

Open Quarterly Meetings

Emerging Leader Application

Want to Know More?

Contact staff for more information about the Emerging Leaders Committee and upcoming events or submit your application here. Please select a Local Mentor and obtain his or her approval regarding the requirements of participation in this committee prior to submitting your application. If you have need for financial assistance to participate in this program, consider submitting an entry for an SBCA Emerging Leaders Scholarship. Entries for 2020 scholarships are due November 15, 2019.