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NRCA University’s Future Executives Institute is a comprehensive and powerful leadership development experience and one-of-a-kind industry networking opportunity.

FEI is built on 10 core areas essential to small-business operations: leadership, management, strategic planning, human resources, financial management, sales and marketing, roofing industry issues, risk management, family relationships/succession and personal-development skills.

The three-year program is held at Northwestern University’s prestigious Kellogg School of Management in Chicago and in conjunction with the International Roofing Expo® and offers participants an in-depth study of leadership and management theory and practice aimed at managing a thriving roofing business.

The 2023 application period has ended.

If you have questions or would like to be added to the prospect list, contact Janice Davis, NRCA's director of NRCA University administration, at or (847) 493-7505.

Goals and Criteria

What is your professional role? What level of experience do you have? Check out FEI’s participant criteria to see whether you qualify. Not ready yet? Learn what steps you can take to get involved.

Course Descriptions

Each part of the three-year FEI program includes exposure to unique concepts, skill sets and leadership development. View details regarding each year’s curriculum.


View specifics regarding each FEI instructors’ expertise to learn the diverse experience and knowledge they bring to the program.


Candidates for graduation have met all program requirements. Attendance, engagement and completion of projects and assignments are essential components of success.



How big are FEI classes? How long is the program? What is included in the tuition? Get answers to all your FEI-related questions.

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