Leadership Initiative (LI)

The HBAK Leadership Initiative (LI) is a program of the Home Builders Association of Kentucky focused on educating, engaging, and empowering individuals to reach their potential and affect change at the state level.
Each LI Class will have 5-6 sessions throughout the year that focuses on Leadership, Political Advocacy, Communication, Team Building, Organization and Association Volunteerism.

The Class of 2021 participants are:

  Chris Anderson          HBA of Owensboro
    Amber Farmer           HBA of Owensboro 
          Rich Heareth, Jr.         BIA of Greater Louisville
                                                                            Bobby McCormick        BIA of Greater Louisville
                                                                               Nathan Shanks           BIA of Greater Louisville
                                                                               Brandon Sulca            BIA of Central Kentucky
                                                                                   Ben Taylor               BIA of Northern Kentucky

Ellery Esposito, BIA of Greater Louisville, will serve as the LI Mentor to the Class of 2021    
Brent Vorst, BIA of Greater Louisville, will serve as HBAK YBL Liaison to the Class of 2021    

Applications for the Class of 2022 will be accepted in December 2021. Watch for information on the HBAK website and the KBJ.


The Home Builders Association of Kentucky (HBAK) is a voluntary, statewide trade association representing over 5,400 member firms and 25,000 individuals in the housing and building industry throughout the Commonwealth.