Emerging Leaders

The Emerging Leaders Network: A Valuable Group for Young Professionals

The Board of Trade’s Emerging Leaders Network is a group for young professionals who have ambitions to grow a successful career in the Washington, D.C. area. Through this network, they will make valuable contacts, learn new professional skills, and enjoy career guidance from seasoned area professionals.

Network Activities

The Emerging Leaders Network will meet approximately six times over the course of the year. Some meetings may feature guest speakers with impressive experience who can provide valuable insights for participants’ professional development. Others may be social events that let participants build their network and make connections within the Board of Trade community.


In 2020, the meetings and events mentioned above will be planned by two co-chairs:

Caroline Miller, Senior Account Executive, RP3 Agency

Caroline is a professional athlete-turned-marketing and advertising professional, passionate about all things strategy and creative. Currently a Senior Account Executive at RP3 Agency, she leads day-to-day client relationships and is responsible for managing and overseeing successful campaign launches. Caroline joined RP3 from Creative Artists Agency in NYC where she worked as a sports broadcasting agent assistant, liaising between high profile clients and major television networks. Caroline graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013, where she was a four-year varsity soccer player and 2x All-American. She was drafted to her hometown team, the Washington Spirit, in 2013 for the inaugural season of the National Women’s Soccer League.

Eric Schmidt, Director of Corporate Giving, Capital Caring

Eric is a graduate of James Madison University, where he attended the Hart School of Sports and Hospitality and earned his minor from the College of Business. Eric was also a student athlete for four years as a member of the men’s soccer team. After graduating, Eric worked for Monumental Sports and Entertainment for two years, selling premium hospitality products for the six major sports teams. Eric is currently the Director of Corporate Engagement for Capital Caring Health, where he is responsible for the engagement of Greater Washington’s corporate presence for advocacy, financial aid, and education of Capital Caring Health services.

Who Should Participate

The Emerging Leaders Network intends to benefit any professional employed at a Board of Trade member company who is approximately within the first decade of their career.

How to Participate

Check our event calendar for an upcoming Emerging Leaders Network event.

Questions? Contact Najia Hasan, Director of Programs and Events, at [email protected].

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