Emerging Leaders (EL)

The HBAK Emerging Leaders (formally Leadership Initiative) 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 EL 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 2024 participants:
Ethan Hagan            Green River BIA
Kristin Aull               Green River BIA
  Dusty Ward              Lincoln Trail HBA

2024 Class Mentor is David Thornton, Greater Lexington Insurance Agency
2024 Peer Mentor is Bobby McCormick, K-I Exteriors

Class of 2023:
Dave Allen                 Lincoln Trail HBA
Alex Blanton              BIA of Central KY
Jason Brown              Lincoln Trail HBA
Jessica Casebolt        HBA of Owensboro
Austin Dillow             BIA of Central KY
Chris Jarnigan           BIA of Greater Louisville

Class of 2022:
Seth Anderson            BIA of Greater Louisville
Mike Brantingham      Lincoln Trail HBA
Todd Millay                 HBA of Owensboro
Crystal Newton           BIA of Central KY
Ryan Thompson          BIA of Greater Louisville

Class of 2021:
Chris Anderson            HBA of Owensboro
Amber Farmer             HBA of Ownesboro
Rich Heareth, JR.         BIA of Greater Louisville
Bobby McCormick        BIA of Greater Louisville
Brandon Sulca              BIA of Central KY
Ben Taylor                    BIA of Northern KY

Class of 2020:
D.R. Ball                      BIA of Central KY
Jordan Camp               HBA of Owensboro
Scott Goedde               BIA of Central KY
Watson Jones              BIA of Northern KY
Ross Kreutzjans          BIA of Northern KY
Brian Miller                  BA of South Central KY
Matthew Purcell          HBA of Owensboro
Austin Sebastian         BIA of Greater Louisville
Brent Vorst                  BIA of Greater Louisville


The Home Builders Association of Kentucky (HBAK) is a voluntary, statewide trade association representing over 4,000 member firms and 30,000 employees in the housing and building industry throughout the Commonwealth.