BOWIE, Md. – The Tire Industry Association (TIA) is seeking potential members for a new council focused on up-and-coming tire industry leaders and young professionals.
Called the NEXGEN Advisory Council, the group’s mission is to attract, celebrate, develop, and engage emerging and industry professionals, said TIA CEO Richard “Dick” Gust. The council held its first meeting on August 9th, during which it discussed goals and action items.
Going forward, the NEXGEN council expects to add members outside the Board who can provide additional expertise to the group.
This initiative emerged during discussions at TIA's Mid-year Board meeting in June. Recognizing the need to engage the next generation in the tire industry, CEO Richard "Dick" Gust proposed aligning the council's goals with its mission.
Several goals were discussed, including the need to:
Looking ahead, the NEXGEN Council has scheduled monthly meetings to ensure consistent progress. To learn more about the NEXGEN Advisory Council and its initiatives, please reach out to Roy Littlefield at firstname.lastname@example.org.