05 Nov November 5, 2019 – Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford, Free Financial Self Shlomo Freund and NFIB Brad Close
Jonathan Reckford – CEO of Habitat for Humanity and Author of Our Better Angels: Seven Simple Virtues That Will Change Your Life and the World
One of the virtues I focus on is kindness. How do we walk around with awareness of the people around us and, in those small and large steps,
help others. The cumulative affect of that can have an extraordinary impact. That’s really the story of Habitat for Humanity.
Jonathan T.M. Reckford is chief executive officer of Habitat for Humanity International, a global housing organization that, since 1976, has helped more than 22 million people build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Following his tenure as executive pastor at Christ Presbyterian Church near Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jonathan was appointed CEO of Habitat for Humanity International in 2005. He serves on the boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and the Duke Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Urban Steering Committee for the World Economic Forum. He was named the most influential nonprofit leader in America in 2017 by The NonProfit Times. He graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where he was a Morehead Scholar. He was also the recipient of a Henry Luce Scholarship, which enabled him to do marketing work for the Seoul Olympic Organizing Committee and coach the Korean rowing team in preparation for the 1988 Olympics. He earned his Master of Business Administration degree from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business before spending much of his career in the for-profit sector, including executive and managerial positions at Goldman Sachs, Marriott, The Walt Disney Co., and Best Buy.
Shlomo Freund – Fouder of Free Financial Self – Founder of AppinChina – Founder of Startup Noodle
It wasn’t easy getting my first client, because I needed to find my
ideal audience. It wasn’t simple… Over time I realized that people
I spoke with were people like me.
Schlomo Freud has built global cross-border companies as an entrepreneur for the past 15 years. With his new company, he’s taking this experience and combining it with personal finance, helping entrepreneurs realize their financial goals and reach financial freedom. Schlomo is a former contributer to Forbes. He now writes for born2invest and China Radio International English, which is an official media outlet of the Chinese government. Schlomo moved and managed 110+ Android apps (and counting!) to the Chinese market with over 740M users @AppinChina.
Brad Close – Senior Vice President for Public Policy at NFIB
This new Small Business database would searchable by any
law enforcement agency in the country without any subpoena.
That’s a huge concern.
Brad Close is the National Federation of Small Business Senior Vice President for Public Policy. He oversees multiple departments and entities, including federal and state Government Relations, the Political and Grassroots Departments, the NFIB Research Center, and the organization’s political and nonprofit fundraising operations. He is one of several Sr. Vice Presidents reporting directly to the CEO and President, setting policies for the organization, developing strategy, and managing multiple teams of personnel. Before his promotion to Sr. Vice President in 2014, Brad served as Vice President in charge the organization’s House and Senate lobbying teams. In addition, he coordinated legislative, political, and grassroots strategies. He served previously as Manager of Legislative Affairs in the US House of Representatives. Prior to joining NFIB he spent eleven years working in the House of Representatives for Congressmen Henry Hyde and Tom Ewing of Illinois and serving as a subcommittee staff director on the House Small Business Committee.