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HPM Hosts 6th Annual Emerging Leaders Summer Seminar

June 26, 2024

On June 12-14, HPM hosted the 6th Annual Emerging Leaders Summer Seminar. The program equips rising talent with the necessary skills and resources to create long-lasting, successful careers.

Interns and co-ops from across the footprint traveled to the company’s headquarters in Birmingham, AL, to participate in the three-day event. The Emerging Leaders program provides a unique fusion of networking and educational opportunities. Among the most valuable components of the event is the setting it offers participants to connect with like-minded peers pursuing similar career paths. This year’s Emerging Leaders class includes Robert Beason, Mary Claire Besh, Marin Carter, James Chalmers, Griffin Cordova, Tate Duncan, Elli Garcia, Rijker Hutson, Emma Roach, Cheyenne Scarborough, and Steven Schultz. Together, the group represents six universities and a variety of majors, including Industrial and Systems Engineering, Building Science, Civil Engineering, and more.

This year’s curriculum included topics such as setting goals, presentations and public speaking, and building relationships. During breaks from teaching sessions, attendees participated in team-building activities designed to foster collaboration and communication. The company’s leading executives and project managers attended the seminar, many of whom were presenters. Each presentation was given in a conversational format, allowing participants the opportunity to ask questions and grasp HPM’s culture.

“Attending Emerging Leaders and meeting everyone has made me fall in love with HPM’s company culture,” said a participant. “I genuinely believe this company cares about me and my well-being.”

Emerging Leaders

A unique aspect of the Emerging Leaders program is the opportunity to witness many of former co-op students and interns transition into full-time HPM employees building careers in preconstruction, project management, field coordination, planning and beyond.

“As Senior Recruiter, I meet students at universities nationwide throughout the year. When I talk with prospective interns and co-ops, I look for individuals with an appetite to learn and develop as leaders,” said Anna Dolen. “I could not be prouder of this year’s Emerging Leaders class in particular. Each of them is characterized by integrity and intelligence that is sure to be the foundation of impactful careers. It is rewarding to see the recruiting process come full circle at the Emerging Leaders Seminar each summer.” 


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