January 23, 2018

MB 'EYE' on the Future

Building Future Leadership  

This program offers attendees a tremendous opportunity to continue their path of success and become more involved as current and future leaders of the construction industry in Iowa. It introduces participants to MBI, while focusing on communication and stepping outside of your comfort zone. The class also takes on a project that will have a positive impact on Iowa’s commercial construction industry.

MB EYE on the Future is the only program that MBI offers that has an application process, which requires an employer recommendation and selection procedure. Participants are nominated by their company’s executive management and complete an application for consideration in the program. Careful consideration of all nominations and applications is then made by a selection committee.

A main component of the MB EYE on the Future program is the ‘The Leaders Course’® presented by Ken Bradford of Dallas, Texas.  Ken works with the class the first five months of the program, boosting their confidence, communication and leadership skills, as well as leading each participant to become a more effective and charismatic leader.  Ken’s sessions are not about taking notes, listening to lectures or watching lengthy slide presentations.  Ken focuses on learning by doing, by participating, taking risks and applying the materials he teaches on a daily basis.

Program Details:
Duration: Meets for six consecutive months on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning
Time of Year: September - February
Location: Various cities in Iowa
Class Size: Varies (typically 15 - 20 participants)
Other: MBI Members Only - Class size is determined by a nomination, application and selection process

Nominations are now closed for the 2017/18 class.  The nominations for the 2018/19 class will open February 2018.  If you would like to be added to the contact list for the next class, please contact Micah Loveless at

Class of 2017/18 Dates & Locations:

September 14-15, 2017  |  Dubuque | Sponsored by Doors Inc. - Des Moines, IA
October 12-13, 2017  |  Mason City | Sponsored by Whitfield & Eddy Law - Des Moines, IA
November 9-10, 2017  |  Quad Cities | Sponsored by Russell Construction Co., Inc. - Davenport, IA
December 14-15, 2017  |  Cedar Falls | Sponsored by LMC Insurance & Risk Management - West Des Moines, IA
January 11-12, 2018  |  Cedar Rapids | Sponsored by TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
February 8-9, 2018  |  Des Moines | Sponsored by 1st Interiors, Inc. - Des Moines, IA

2018 MB EYE on the Future Class

Ruben Billalba III
1st Interiors, Inc.

Ryan Lebeda
Graham Construction Co.

Jason Bowden

T.J. Meyerholz
Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Bill Bruce
Bush Construction Company, Inc.

Katrina Moore
Henkel Construction Co.

Mitch Connot
W.A. Klinger LLC

Brian Mulcahy
Hy-Vee Construction, LC

Kelly Edmonds
Rinderknecht Associates Inc.

Joey Rains
Peters Construction Corp.

Rob Greiner
DCI Group

Jeff Reed
Heartland Finishes, Inc.

Garrett Hepker
TSF Structures, Inc.

Rachel Scheve

Bryan Hoffa
Graham Construction Co.

Marcus Seden
Russell Construction Co., Inc.

Jeff Jordan
Baker Group

Mike Summers
TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group

Eric Kingland
Kingland Construction Services

Rick Trower
The Weitz Company

Kevin Larsen
Woodruff Construction, LLC


Previous MB EYE on the Future Classes




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