Who are the next outstanding leaders in the Education Industry? EDmarket’s new NexGen Rising Stars recognition program shines a spotlight on outstanding young professionals for their passion, creativity, and contributions to how pedagogy, space and technology impact students and teachers.
In its inaugural year, the NexGen Rising Stars program will highlight remarkable young professionals to celebrate. Nominations will be accepted in all EDmarket member categories, Manufacturer, Distributor, Architect & Designer and Education Institution. All departments of an EDmarket corporate or individual membership are eligible for nomination – from R&D to project management to engineering, marketing, sales, etc.
Nominations will be reviewed by representatives from each of the EDmarket Councils and are evaluated based on three pillars: contributions and achievements in their professional role, professional and personal characteristics, and any other extraordinary dynamics such as community involvement, volunteer work, work-life balance, and hobbies. Bonus points will be awarded to any nominees for their active involvement with EDmarket including presenting at EDspaces or contributing to Essentials or EDspaces Insights.
NEXGEN REVIEW PANEL:
- CHAIR: Jolene Levin, Norva Nivel
- Tammy Andreyko, Quaker Valley School District
- Jay Freundlich, National Public Seating
- Kathy Hurley, Kathy Hurley, LLC
- James LaPosta, JCJ Architecture
- Jennifer Nelson Saracevic, Jennifer Nelson, LLC
Candidates must be an early- to mid-stage career professional working in the education market. In general, “early- to mid-stage” typically equates to being anywhere from 1 to 10 years in the profession. There are cases where the nominee may fall outside these parameters and ask that the nominator use their best judgment.
“The landscape of education is changing rapidly and the contribution that these young stars are set to make within this space will no doubt have deep impacts felt for generations to come.”Jolene Levin, Chair of the Review Panel, and Founder of NorvaNivel
“Being a passionate leader in the education industry myself, there is nothing more exciting than being a part of a program that encourages the next generation of incredible innovators and contributors to the Education Space,” says Jolene Levin, Chair of the Review Panel, and Founder of NorvaNivel . “The landscape of education is changing rapidly and the contribution that these young stars are set to make within this space will no doubt have deep impacts felt for generations to come.”
Winners receive mentorships, press and recognition, along with an invaluable inclusion in a network of EDmarket award winners. Winners are also celebrated at our NextGen Rising Star reception at EDspaces, on the EDmarket website and in Essentials Magazine. They will also be invited to enjoy the annual Leadership Breakfast at EDspaces, November 6 in Charlotte, NC, to network with all current EDmarket board and council members.
We are excited to celebrate the extraordinarily talented young professionals in our industry and build a platform to discover the future leadership of EDmarket. Nomination forms are available on the EDmarket website and must be completed by May 31, 2023. Who do you know that is making a difference and should be recognized?