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Managing from the Middle Class of 2024

Managing from the Middle Class of 2024
Participants in the 2024 Managing from the Middle Series include, front from left: Joshua Timson (Sauer Group, LLC), Johnny Nash (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.), Dan Hicks (Geotex Construction Services, Inc.), Marie Nicol (Marker, Inc.), Matt Korzenko (Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc.), Jesse Osbourne (Inferno Concrete Pumping), Rhea Webb (Geotex Construction Services, Inc.) and Travis Kellough (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.); second row: Chuck Graf (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.), Lewis Hughes (Geotex Construction Services, Inc.), Russ Brobst (Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc.), Erik Lafferty (Paul Peterson Co.), Alex Heistand (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.), Gordon Morris (cHc Manufacturing, Inc.), Thomas Andry (Setterlin Building Company) and Alec Mallett (Paul Peterson Co.); third row: Aaron DuBeck (Thompson Concrete Foundations, Ltd.), Joe McCabe (cHc Manufacturing, Inc.), David Svoboda (Geotechnical Consultants, Inc.), Phil Hollingshead (Sauer Group, LLC), Jack Vlahakis (Paul Peterson Co.) and Kirk Payne (Sauer Group, LLC); in back: Chad Hoey (Paul Peterson Co.), Sean Smith (Elford, Inc.), Riely Thompson (cHc Manufacturing, Inc.) and Evan Schonaur (Paul Peterson Co.).


Middle Management Series Fills Leadership Development Need

Recognizing the need for leadership development at all levels, the Exchange is continuing a program designed to meet the needs of a particular group of industry leaders.

The three-part series, Managing from the Middle, includes 26 participants from a variety of industry firms. The Class of 2024 will complete the program later this week.

These mid-level leaders, representing both field and office leadership roles, explored the key attributes of middle management MUSCLES:

   Motivation   Understanding   Strategy   Communication   Leadership   Empathy   Success

Each session allows participants to explore the leadership concepts that comprise the acronym through lecture, role play and classroom discussions. Plans for the next Managing from the Middle series are underway. Check the BX Course Catalog this fall for more information regarding the Class of 2025.

For more information about this professional development series, contact Deb Murphy.

Meet Our Leadership Program Participants


Steven Gilbert (Elford, Inc.) headshot Steven Gilbert
Director of Self-Perform
Years in the Industry: 10
Elford, Inc.

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Alice Martin (Martin Painting & Coating Co.) headshot Alice Martin
Vice President of Business Development
Years in the Industry: 8
Martin Painting & Coating Co.

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Matt Whisler (Adena Corp.) headshot Matt Whisler
Regional Manager - SPG
Years in the Industry: 19
Adena Corp.

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  • The Rising Leaders Institute (RLI) has become one of the most sought-after professional development programs in our community. Developed in partnership with The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, this is the 18th year for the program, with a class of 29 future industry leaders.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, contact Kelly Stover.

Ready? Aim . . . Network with the BXYPs!


Take your best shot and join the BX Young Professionals—and those young at heart—at Black Wing Shooting Center for the annual BXYP Sporting Clays event. Whether you're a beginner, expert or somewhere in between, this course offers challenges for all skill levels.

Registration includes all necessary equipment for 10 stations, a dinner buffet, two drink tickets and the opportunity to network with your peers!

For more information about this event, contact Kelly Stover.

Sponsorship Opportunities

July BXYP Event: Sporting Clays
July 18 | 3 - 6 PM
Black Wing Shooting Center
3722 Marysville Rd., Delaware (43015)


BX Members: $750 per fivesome | $165 per individual
Non-members: $850 per fivesome | $185 per individual
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.

June SCGC Meeting Reminder

Safety Council of Greater Columbus June Meeting Reminder