Kodiak Building Partners' 2023 Class of Emerging Leaders.
Kodiak Building Partners' 2023 Class of Emerging Leaders.

Kodiak Building Partners announced its 2023 Class of Emerging Leaders graduated from the program. The 2023 Emerging Leaders include participants who were nominated and selected by various leaders throughout the Kodiak organization to participate in the program “because of their ongoing dedication to their company and leadership potential talents,” according to the company.

“We are proud to encourage and recognize the most talented young individuals in the building materials distribution community,” Kodiak CEO Steve Swinney said in a news release. “These rising professionals have made notable contributions to their companies, their teams, and the overall lumber and building materials distribution profession.”

Over a 14 month period, participants of the Emerging Leaders program engaged in periodic intensive seminars focusing on self-awareness and self-management; mutual influence; and gaining tools to better influence their operations, company, and team. Additionally, participants committed to two in-person conferences as well as individual reflection work ending in a final capstone project and presentation detailing an initiative that they selected to better their processes and operations in their day-to-day jobs.

“The Kodiak Emerging Leaders program is a unique experience for our younger generation of leaders throughout our organization,” said Kodiak chief operating officer Mark Garboski. “It’s a great way for employees to network across the country with fellow operating companies while strengthening their understanding of Kodiak’s locally led culture. Our emerging leaders are in the process of taking everything they’ve learned and applying it to their day-to-day responsibilities at their respective companies. It is incredible seeing how far they have come and the endless opportunities they have been exposed to through this experience.”

Kodiak will select participants for its 2024 class later this year after receiving nominations from executive leadership and operating company leadership employees.

Highland Ranch, Co.-based Kodiak Building Partners operates over 100 locations across Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.