Join us for the 3rd annual Alabama Young Professionals Summit on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at Regions Field in Birmingham from 11:00 am-6:00pm. The Summit is a dynamic half-day event that will feature professional development, networking and vision casting for the future of Alabama from the perspective of our rising leaders. Read more
We asked for advice from Rich Bielen, President and Chief Operational Officer of Protective Life Corporation and the 2016 United Way Campaign Chair. He joined Protective Life in 1991 with responsibility for the company’s Securities portfolio, became Chief Investment Officer and Treasurer in 2002 and served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer since 2007. Read more
We asked for insight from Marcus D. Carson, MBA, Founder and CEO of Growing Kings. He is a native of Birmingham, AL, and grew up in the Titusville neighborhood.
After two years of living in Charlotte, NC and working as a financial analyst, Marcus soon realized that his passion lies in helping young men who have similar backgrounds of his own, but lack the direction and/or support that were provided to him by his family and through his faith. The lessons learned growing up in an economically disadvantaged environment, coupled with the life skills and exposure opportunities presented to Marcus during his collegiate and professional career provided the framework for a vision that led to the founding of Growing Kings. Read more
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