May 28, 2020

Cultivating Leadership Key to Industry Success

Each year, IECRM cultivates leaders-to-be from its member companies through its Emerging Leaders (EL) program. In its 8th year, the program is designed to tap into the desire to learn how to be enterprising, persistent, and bold. This year, 21 Emerging Leaders from IECRM member companies are graduating from EL 8.0.

“Cultivating talent is how our industry succeeds,” says Kori Hemans, Chief Financial Officer at IECRM. “Our organization supports our member companies by helping them identify employees who are passionately focused and interested in growth. Our job is to train these hand-selected individuals to understand what is important, and how to engage in the vision of their company and this industry in order to make the vision more meaningful and successful.”

Community service is one of the areas the IECRM program emphasizes over the course of the nine-month program. This year’s EL class has launched a fundraising effort to give back to our community through a special campaign to support Freedom Service Dogs of America, a non-profit that trains dogs for adults and children with disabilities and needs as well as veterans with PTSD. ELs are asking friends, family, coworkers, and leaders of the industry to take time out of their busy schedules and consider donating to this effort.  More information is available on this downloadable PDF.
If you would like to be a part of this project, you can donate between June 1st-30th.  All donations, large and small are greatly appreciated.

How to Donate:
Make checks payable to Freedom Service Dogs
You can send check or Amazon Wishlist donations to:
IECRM, Attention Kori Hemans
11429 Pearl Street Northglenn, CO 80233

In addition to community service, the program provides experiential workshops and discussions about personal leadership, government relations, technology, and safety training.

“This leadership training is uniquely designed to help leaders-to-be get ready for new challenges and responsibilities,” says Kori. “Through role-playing, self-assessment, and other leadership development methods we help participants explore leadership roles as strategists, change agents, coaches, managers, communicators, mentors, and team members.”

IECRM is accepting nominations from members for the 2020-2021 program. Please contact Kori Hemans ( for more information about how to become part of IECRM’s Emerging Leaders program or to nominate a candidate.

Meet the Emerging Leaders Class of 2019-2020:

  • Jered Aguilar, Casey Bergquist, Commodities Sales Manager
  • Richard Anderson, RK Electric, Service/Special Projects Manager
  • Wade Andrews, Namaste Solar, Residential Safety Supervisor
  • James Clark, LEI Companies, Foreman
  • Daniel Cordova, Weifield Electrical, Project Manager
  • Lee Dahmer, LEI Companies, Service Technician
  • Audra Dominguez, LEI Companies, Service Dept Coordinator
  • Cole Erickson, Piper Electric, Journeyman
  • Andrey Glushko, Piper, Electric, Field Supervisor
  • Glen Gonzales, LEI Companies, Journeyman
  • Kyle Hagbery, Integrity Electrical Solutions, V.P. Project Management
  • Wayne Kennedy, Casey Bergquist, Outside Sales
  • Jordie Klosterman, Encore Electric, Prefab Manager
  • Tyler Lindauer, Piper Electric, Program Manager
  • Eric McCloskey, Corey Electrical, Electrical Engineer
  • Brittany Myers, X3 Tradesmen, Territory Manager
  • Bradley Ravenhorst, LEI Companies, Apprentice
  • Phillip Sandhu, LED Supply, Account Manager
  • Jordan Verhuist, Weifield Electrical, Project Manager
  • Joshua Westra, APCO Electric, Apprentice
  • Ryan Wimmer, HighPoint Electric, Project Manager