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LAT looks to the 'Future'

By HBSDealer Staff - 02/20/2020
The Lumbermen’s Association of Texas (LAT) and Lumber Insurance Services will continue its “Emerging Leaders” program at the LAT’s 134th Convention and Expo.

Set for Frisco, Texas on April 6-8, the LAT said it is looking to expand and develop up and coming stars in the lumber industry. The theme of this year’s convention and expo is “Framing the Future.”

“LAT is focused on supporting rising leaders in Texas’ building materials industry,” said David Ward, president of the LAT Board of Directors and operations manager for Red River Lumber. “Emerging Leaders attending this year’s convention will have exclusive opportunities to connect with each other and with renowned industry leaders. We are grateful to Chris (Agness) and LIS for their partnership.”

“The peer to peer connectivity that LAT fosters year-round culminates at the convention,” said Chris Agness, Co-Chair of LAT’s Membership Committee and Vice President at LIS. “The leadership panel for LAT’s Emerging Leaders is fantastic and a must-do for LAT members, both dealers and associates, that are framing the future of Texas’ building materials industry.”

The LAT Emerging Leaders program, presented by LIS, develops and expands the leadership capacity for rising leaders within Texas’ building materials industry. The program is open to both dealer and associate members, and one spot is available for every LAT member company.

In its third year, LAT’s Emerging Leaders program will host a networking dinner and professional development opportunities at LAT’s convention. Bradley Hartmann, president of Behind Your Back Sales Co, will moderate a leadership discussion among Jack Foxworth, president and CEO of Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Co.; Brian McCoy, CEO of McCoy’s Building Supply; Nathan Potter, chairman and CEO of DW Distribution Inc.; and Laura Vaccaro, vice president of community investment and engagement at Valero Companies.

“Bringing these leaders together, and creating an opportunity for them to share their insight and to interact with Texas’ rising leaders is one of the many opportunities that LAT members will have at the convention,” said Mireya Zapata, executive vice president at LAT.

The 134th LAT Convention and Expo: Framing the Future is being held at the Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star. Registration for dealers, emerging leaders and exhibitors is open. For more information, visit

Based in Austin, Texas, and founded in 1932 the Lumbermen’s Association of Texas is a non-profit trade association that represents lumber and building material dealers. LAT’s mission is to create unity, strength and a spirit of cooperation among building material suppliers to advance the industry.



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