AME Emerging Leaders


Are you an Emerging Leader?

Are you…

  • a lean practitioner of any age with fewer than 5 years of experience working in a leadership or a non-leadership professional role in your organization, and
  • interested in networking with peers of similar caliber, and
  • an AME individual member or employee of a corporate member, and
  • able to attend the AME International Conference, Oct 29-Nov 1, in San Diego, CA, and
  • prepared to serve AME in a volunteer capacity

The AME Emerging Leaders Program is a leadership development program which enables lean practitioners to participate in  problem-solving work groups, network with peers, and serve the profession in a leadership capacity. It also puts participants on a fast track to AME volunteerism. The program seeks diversity based on geography, gender, ethnicity and type of industry.

Not sure if you're a member? Click here to check out our list of corporate member companies!

Click here to learn more about our sponsor, Living As A Leader.

Meet the sponsors of the 2018 class of AME Emerging Leaders!

*AME is still accepting applications for the 2018 class of AME Emerging Leaders.

A.O. Smith Corporation

Cam Tran Co.

Freetech Plastics

Hardinge, Inc.

Jamco America, Inc.

Newport News Shipbuilding

The Davey Tree Expert Co

Uponor Corporation

Why participate?

The AME Emerging Leaders program will culminate at the AME San Diego 2018 International Conference.  Program benefits include:

  • Complimentary registration to attend the AME International Conference
  • Free leadership clinic at the AME Conference, sponsored by Living As A Leader
  • Invitation to attend a Champion’s Club reception at the AME International Conference to network and learn from industry leaders
  • Ongoing learning and networking through the online AME Network Emerging Leaders community
  • Opportunity to serve in a volunteer capacity in an AME region, task force or committee; appointments are not guaranteed

Cost & Who Pays

The participant's employer may sponsor their respective nominee upon his or her acceptance into the Program. The sponsoring organization must provide the time and resources for participants to attend the AME International Conference and conference activities that are critical to the success of the program.

  • $1,000 sponsorship fee covers full conference registration and clinic registration sponsored by Living As A Leader at the AME International Conference, Oct 29-Nov 1 in San Diego, CA
  • Sponsorship fee will be invoiced and must be paid prior to the conference.

Sponsoring Organization Commitment

General managers, presidents and CEOs sponsoring candidates recognize that sending participants to the AME Emerging Leader program is valuable to both their employee and their organization. The leadership of sponsoring organizations understand that their commitment and support means allowing their Emerging Leader participant to attend the AME International Conference.

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2018 class of AME Emerging Leaders. If you are interested in applying for the 2019 class of AME Emerging Leaders, please contact Darlene King, Director of Administrative Services for AME at

If you have any questions…

Don’t hesitate to contact our volunteer and staff leads:

Jason Semovoski
AME Vice Chairman/Chair-Elect
Rockwell Automation



Darlene King
Director, Administrative Services