EDmarket’s NexGen Super Stars Shine

EDmarket is very excited to announce the first cohort of our NexGen Rising Stars leadership program. NexGen leaders represent the future of our organization, industry, and ultimately society. Recognizing them now allows EDmarket to identify and nurture emerging talent, ensuring a strong leadership pipeline and embrace the ideas and enthusiasm of youth.

These NexGen leaders will bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and a willingness to embrace change. Recognizing and empowering these young super stars can drive innovation and help our organization stay agile in a rapidly evolving world.

Identifying and mentoring future leaders is crucial for seamless succession planning. It ensures that there are capable individuals ready to step into leadership roles when current leaders retire or move on, reducing disruptions and maintaining continuity. Highlighting leaders from all aspects of our membership helps promote diversity and inclusion in leadership positions. EDmarket actively encourages a broad range of voices and experiences are represented in leadership roles.

Supporting and investing in NexGen leaders can boost employee morale and job satisfaction within our member companies. When employees see opportunities for growth and development within an organization, they are more likely to stay and contribute to its long-term success.

The NexGen Rising Stars program is an investment in the future success of the association and our industry as a whole.

Organizations that identify and support NexGen leaders gain a competitive advantage. These leaders can drive growth, navigate challenges, and position the organization for success in a dynamic and competitive marketplace. They create an important network early in their career giving them access to other future leaders’ ideas and counsel.

Recognizing and mentoring NexGen leaders can lead to mutual learning and development. Established leaders can learn from the fresh perspectives and skills of emerging leaders, fostering a culture of continuous improvement. In a world marked by rapid technological advancements and global challenges, recognizing NexGen leaders can help EDmarket adapt to the evolving landscape and future-proof the association against uncertainties. Leadership styles and expectations change over time. Identifying NexGen trailblazers allows us to evolve our leadership model and practices to stay relevant and effective in the modern era.

EDmarket is very excited to recognize this amazing first cohort of NexGen Rising Stars. We look forward to continuing this new program into the future. It is an essential opportunity for us to foster talent and drive innovation, ensuring continuity, promoting diversity, and maintaining a competitive edge in today’s dynamic and evolving world. The NexGen Rising Stars program is an investment in the future success of the association and our industry as a whole.

Congratulation to the 2023 EDmarket NexGen Rising Stars:

Come meet with these outstanding NexGen industry leaders during the Happy Hour in the EDmarket booth (#1165) at EDspaces 2023 on November 7th from 3-5 pm. See you in Charlotte!

Jim McGarry, EDmarket

Jim McGarry’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in manufacturing and distribution in both the commercial and education space has served the Education Market Association (EDmarket) well since 2011. As President/CEO of EDmarket, he facilitated the board’s communication of a redefined mission to connect people who want to succeed in the education market by providing events, resources, and leadership to those who serve education.