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A Leadership Group for Young Professionals in the Brush Industry

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Macro to Micro - Sales Management Approach

Guest Speaker: John Kirkland - National Sales Manager
for The Mill-Rose Company/Clean-Fit Products
Topic: Macro to Micro - Sales Management Approach

John shares the simplicity of his sales formulas and strategies by focusing on performance and communication, all backed by 30+ years of experience.

Guest Speaker: John Kirkland


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 with young industry professionals to further develop their interests, expertise and leadership in the industry.

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

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

Mentorship: The program will offer opportunities for industry professionals over the age of 45 to engage and develop young talent

Community Service: This group will partner with local charities and the ABMA Foundation to provide community services as identified by the ABMA Emerging Leaders Board.

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

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 in your organization:

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.

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

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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

Governance and Board*

The initial Board shall be three: President, Vice President, and Secretary/Treasurer. Terms will be for 2 years.

By Laws*

Draft By Laws are provided in Appendix A; to be reviewed, edited and approved by the newly installed Board.


The group's Board will be responsible for submitting an annual budget to the ABMA Board of Directors for approval by Sep 1 of any calendar year for the following calendar year.


  • 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

* Items to be further developed by the governing Board once installed