ITE is committed to cultivating the next generation of our profession. As such, ITE’s Rising Stars/Young Leaders to Follow Program was established to identify the next generation and new faces of the transportation profession. It is designed to recognize members under the age of 35 who have already made an impact on the profession, have demonstrated the ability to lead the next generation, and have implemented innovative techniques to solve transportation problems. Each year’s Rising Stars Class will consist of one representative from each of ITE’s Districts. The District Rising Stars will become a part of the Young Leaders to Follow class and from that group, one will be named the Young Member of the Year.