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Project Manager at Windsor Commercial since 2007. He pursued and obtained his North Carolina Residential Contractors License in 1993. And in 1996, John was hired by Taylor Built Homes, Inc., a residential builder in Winston-Salem, NC to manage their construction. While employed by Taylor Built Homes, he constructed a variety of spec and custom homes ranging from 1800-ft-2 to 12,000-ft-2 and in value up to $2.2 Million. John has managed the construction of over 50 homes at Uwharrie Point on Badin Lake.
In August 2007 John transitioned to Windsor Commercial where he continues to work as a Project Manager. In this role, John has constructed a wide variety of projects including light medical, retail, educational, industrial, and multi-family.
John has been married to his wife, Jeanne, for 30 years and they have four children.
John is active in the leadership of his church. In the past, John has helped coordinate construction projects locally with his church for Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County and projects in Haiti. In his free time, he enjoys working on cars in his garage, particularly the restoration of old BMW’s.
Chief Financial Officer and partner with Frank L. Blum Construction Company since 2006. As the CFO, Bill’s responsibilities include leadership of the finance, accounting, human resources, and information technology departments.
Frank Blum Construction has the lowest actively used commercial general contractor license number in North Carolina (License #18) and is headquartered in Winston-Salem, with offices in Asheville, Greensboro, Raleigh, and Charlotte. Blum's project delivery methods include construction management, general contracting, and design-build; and they provide expertise in both preconstruction and virtual construction, as well as sustainable construction and prefabrication.
Prior to joining Frank Blum Construction, Bill served as Director of Mergers and Acquisitions for Pleasants Hardware Company in Winston-Salem (2000-2006); as the CFO for Unity Knitting Mills in Wadesboro, NC (1996-2000); and as an analyst with RJR Tobacco in Winston-Salem (1992-1996).
Bill is active in the community, having served on the Vestry at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, on the board of Step One (Insight), and as an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County. He is a native of Richmond, VA and currently lives in Winston-Salem with Pam, his wife of 28 years. They have 2 children: William and Matthew – both recently having “left the nest” – about which he and Pam are delighted.
Retired Purchasing Professional. A native of Winston-Salem and graduate of Carver High School and North Carolina Central University, Betty has resided in New Jersey since 1963, except for a 12-year hiatus in Atlanta, GA. Most of her career was spent as a buyer or in administrative positions.
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For the past five years or more, Betty has partnered with her brother, Jerry, on his vision to uplift the employment status of residents of underserved communities by, initially, hiring them in his own business. The “revolving-door” experiences of those efforts revealed a major need – not only for training in workforce skills, but in basic ‘life skills” for successful, long-term employment. His vision is based in ‘collaboration’ through the many resources that already exist in these communities.
Mother of Pamela L. Harris and Kevin M. Dent. Grandmother of Loren Dent, Kobi Dent, Kira Harris, Avery Dent and Mia Harris.
Founder and CEO of CollegeNET, Inc., a Portland, Oregon-based company that develops and provides Web-based services including admissions, scheduling, and asynchronous video interviewing to over 1000 higher education institutions worldwide. Mr. Wolfston is the creator of the Social Mobility Index published by CollegeNET (SMI; www.socialmobilityindex.org).
The SMI measures the extent to which a college or university admits economically disadvantaged students at lower tuition and supports their progress through graduation into good paying jobs. The purpose of the SMI is to recast the competition for "prestige" among institutions so that it drives US economic mobility and advances the American Dream.
Mr. Wolfston is the producer of the documentary RIGGED which was released April 9, 2021. The trailer for the documentary can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baytxUfLamI.
Mr. Wolfston has written on broader policy and service issues for higher education, with articles published in the The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, Big Think, and the Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Wolfston is an active investor and real estate developer. Jim is currently completing development and construction of a 43-townhome project – Calaveras Townhomes – in Bend, OR.
Mr. Wolfston is also a co-founder of the Wilsonville Equestrian Center in Tualatin, Oregon (www.wecriding.com).
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A native of Winston-Salem and the youngest of five children of Clarence C. and Viola Mackey Anderson. Jerry has resided here in the city for most of his life. He graduated from Carver High School and attended Winston-Salem State University prior to his induction into the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War era.
Jerry is owner of a landscape/renovation business – Impact Solutions of the Triad LLC – servicing homeowners and small businesses in surrounding communities. From its inception, he has hired and trained workers from the re-entry community. From this perspective he has seen, first-hand, the need for serious changes in the paradigm to reverse existing trends in employment and economic development in underserved communities.
He is an activist, speaker and writer, focused primarily on community education and collaboration as ‘next steps’ in developing a successful model for this challenge in 27105 and similar communities. In 2019, he received the designation “Community Scholar” for his work with Winston-Salem State University’s Center for the Study of Economic Mobility (CSEM).
In the Real Estate business since 1986, Clement says he has enjoyed every minute of it. He has been a resident in the Triad, NC area for over 30 years which has afforded him the opportunity to experience the changes that this community has made over the years. This has also allowed him to observe the real estate market at its best and at its worst. Throughout those times, he has seen his clients thrive. Superior education coupled with his experience has enabled Clement’s clients to not just own homes, but to build wealth. “It is such a pleasure to see the faces of people who have purchased their first home or who have sold a home that they thought they could never get rid of. I specialize in all types of home buying or home selling situations. My ultimate goal is to make my clients and their interests my number one priority.”
Clement has been awarded many accolades from the Allen Tate Company including:
A Realtor with Coldwell Banker since 2017, Williette was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC, and has been able to witness the impressive growth of the favorable Piedmont Triad. “Since the South is the #1 most migrated to area, it just makes sense that I stay and put my passion in the best place in the world!” At the age of 29, she was inducted into the National Realtors Association with her mother and brother by her side. It's important to Williette that family remain the focus. And with that in mind, she knows the importance of finding a family a perfect home!
A 2010 graduate of Hampton University with a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication, Williette also brings with her eight years of experience as Product Coordinator from Ralph Lauren. She joined Forsyth County Government as Property Liaison in 2019.
Since joining Coldwell Banker, the question that she gets asked most often: Why did you get into Real Estate? Her response to put it simply: “For the education. I provide my clients with what I expected when I bought my first home at 23 years old: knowledge of what I am really getting into!” Williette feels homeownership is a big investment, and most times, the biggest in one's lifetime. With that being said, she stays on top of studying the market, knowing the trends, and providing the best for her clients! Her study buddies are Mookie (age 9-Pit/Boxer Mix) and Chounky (age 2-American Bully)!
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Founder and Executive Director of 4 EVER REENTRY, Inc., he is devoted to bringing awareness to communities, organizations and law-enforcement agencies on the plights of the former offender populations, as well as introducing strategies to break the recidivism cycles.
Migrating from New York City 21 years ago, Michael began his career here in Winston-Salem working with the former offender populations – at the time, only 18- to 25-year-old convicted felons – strictly in the community and on probation. His passion and effectiveness led to an opportunity in 2005 to work with the Project Re-entry Program and facilitate pre-release classes within the NC Department of Corrections. His dedication to the success of the participants and the program contributed to the expansion of the program from 1 NC State prison, to at one point, 14 NC State prisons.
Michael retired in 2022 after 17 years with Project Re-entry, Piedmont Triad Regional Council and Goodwill Industries of NW NC.
President and CEO of Piedmont Federal Savings Bank, David will engage and inspire those in attendance. On Wednesday, March 6, we celebrate the accomplishments and the
collaborations of the past year. Come join us! RSVP