January 20, 2019

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)
Cost: $1,250
Other: MBI Members Only - Class size is determined by a nomination, application and selection process

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

2018-2019 Class Dates: 

Session 1 (Dubuque) September 13-14, 2018
Sesson 2 (Cedar Falls) October 11-12, 2018
Session 3 (Mason City) November 8-9, 2018
Session 4 (Cedar Rapids) December 13-14, 2018
Session 5 (Davenport) January 17-18, 2019
Session 6 (Des Moines) February 7-8, 2019

Class of 2019: 

Sam Arnold
Architectural Wall Systems, LLC

Nathan Blomme
Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Rachel Breuer
Cardinal Construction Inc.

Shawn Corey
Story Construction Co.

Ryan Dean
Bush Construction Company, Inc.

Barry Determan
Turner Construction

Ryan Drew
McGough Construction

Colby Edel
Downing Construction, Inc.

Matt Frandsen
Hy-Vee Construction, LC

Brian Harry
Russell Construction Co., Inc.

Jordan Lint
Baker Group

John Mallen
Woodruff Construction, LLC

Chris McMullen
Hubbell Construction Services LLC

Nic Merfeld
Heartland Companies

Justin Moffitt
US Erectors

Jon Paulson
Peters Construction Corp.

Jeff Reed
Heartland Companies

Andrew Ressler
TSF Structures, Inc.

Andrew Snyder
Dean Snyder Construction

Rick Wald
Proctor Mechanical Corporation

Bryan Watson
Knutson Construction Services, Inc.

Previous MB EYE on the Future Classes




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