Emerging Leaders


To better support, enable and represent the diverse demographics within the 40 and under community in AFCEA, the Young AFCEAN Advisory Council has become the Emerging Leader Advisory Council (ELAC). 

Emerging Leaders Quarterly Newsletter 

Formerly known as the Young AFCEAN Quarterly Newsletter, the Emerging Leaders Quarterly Newsletter is the official newsletter of the Emerging Leader Network. 

Click here to view the Winter 2021 edition 

Click here to view the Summer 2020 edition 

Click here to view the Spring 2019 edition 

Hometown Hosts

This new Emerging Leader initiative gives chapters an opportunity to share with all Emerging Leader AFCEA members what's great about their local region and chapter, both from a professional and social point of view.  View the first in this series, hosted by the Lexington-Concord Chapter


Congratulations to our 40 Under 40 award winners!

The Emerging Leader program offers professionals 40 years old and under unparalleled networking opportunities with senior leaders. It also includes the opportunity to work with others who will become future leaders in industry, military, government and academia.

AFCEA is unique in the way it includes young members in leadership, management and planning throughout the association and its chapters. Emerging Leaders also have board-level representation in AFCEA International.

Opportunities Include:

  • Attending prestigious events to learn
  • Networking with senior leaders and your peers in the industry
  • Executing small- to large-scale events at the chapter level
  • Holding leadership positions at both the chapter and AFCEA International level
  • Giving back to the community by helping to raise scholarship money
  • Opportunities to volunteer with the organization at a higher level—the international level 
  • Having worldwide connections and opportunities to engage globally through AFCEA's  chapters.
  • Writing and being published in SIGNAL Magazine
  • Joining AFCEA International Committees, such as EPIC or the Membership Committee

Emerging Leader Advisory Council Members

See how AFCEA benefits you in this video about the Emerging Leader network, formerly known as the Young AFCEAN network


Learn more about individual member benefits

Contact us at emergingleaders@afcea.org


 Find Out What AFCEA Can Do For You    

Contact to learn more about joining the Emerging Leader community


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