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Seventh Annual Young Leaders Conference

November 10 - 11, 2022 in Charleston, South Carolina

Join us at the Francis Marion Hotel in beautiful downtown Charleston for our 2022 Young Leaders Conference. We are expecting a crowd of 150+ of the Carolinas top construction industry young professionals. This year's event will feature educational sessions, roundtable and panel discussions, two keynote addresses, leadership skill building and several networking opportunities. We've also built in down time for exploring all Charleston has to offer  -- from great restaurants, shops and nightlife to top destinations like the city market and the battery all within walking distance of the hotel!  

Conference Features

  • Educational sessions
  • Roundtable and panel discussions
  • Two Keynote addresses
  • Leadership skills building
  • Networking

Keynote Speakers

Thomas Epperson

President of InnerWill Leadership Institute
Re-engaging a Burned Out Culture through Values Based Leadership

Leadership is a choice.

Thomas Epperson

Tom is the President of InnerWill Leadership Institute and has over twenty years of experience as a leadership coach, facilitator, and speaker, and regularly works with clients to help transform leaders and their organizations.

Tom is a certified business coach and has a Doctorate in Leadership from The George Washington University. Tom is currently an adjunct instructor in Virginia Commonwealth Universities’ Executive MBA Program.

Tom believes that leadership is a choice, not a title, and that our responsibility as leaders is to make a positive difference in the lives of those around us. Tom balances high expectations of himself and others with relentless optimism about the ability of individuals to make our organizations, families, and communities amazing places to live, work, and grow. Tom believes that leadership is a powerful force for good in the world, if we choose to do so; his personal mission in life is to help others develop the skills to make that choice more often than not.

Jay Bowman

Partner, FMI
Building Customer Relationships that Last

Jay Bowman

Jay Bowman assists a broad range of stakeholders in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. As the leader of FMI's Research and Analytics Practice, he develops data-driven, fact-based market intelligence to bring insights that catalyze exceptional company performance and competitive advantage. The research services he oversees include market sizing, forecasting, buying practices, preferences, competitive behaviors and response.

Jay is a well-known speaker, offering insights on the construction industry and market outlooks based on his research. He helps clients understand where the industry is heading and design corporate and strategic responses to make business decisions to solve challenges. 

Breakout session speakers

Michelle Thompson, FMI

FMI's 2022 Talent Study

Michelle Thompson

Michelle Thompson focuses on building high-performing teams, executive training and developing next generation leaders across organizations, helping them integrate their company’s mission and vision into strategic plans, leadership development and training programs.

Michelle’s client engagements include vision work, succession management, conflict management training and empowering peak team performance. She enjoys helping clients identify and develop new or improved solutions to manage, measure and prepare for long-term sustainable results.

Thank you to our sponsors!

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