Presenter, Author, and Consultant
For four decades I served as President and CEO of Total Action for Progress in the Roanoke Valley dedicated to creating a pathway out of poverty for hundreds of thousands living in Virginia and across the U.S.. During that time I learned what it takes to make a high impact nonprofit that has had a collective impact on access to water and sewer, housing, reentry of ex-offenders, college access for minority, and primary health care for children.
My book, Navigating the Nonprofit Rapids: Strategies and Tactics for Running a Nonprofit Company, was published in 2016 and has received high acclaim from readers and reviewers.
My time is divided between consultation with nonprofit and for-profit companies, teaching at local colleges and universities, frequent speaking engagements, and launching a new organization, the Mindfulness Institute of the Roanoke Valley. I also will be leading a class on nonprofit management at Ferrum College in 2017.
I am chairman of the Board of Southeast Training and Consulting Network, Inc. which works to provide high quality assistance in all of the areas of expertise required by the nonprofit industry and for-profit leadership.
Of course there is always time for family, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and my forgiving sailboat, No Problem.