Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders Q&A Series: Part 2

Photo - Rich BielenWe 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

Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders Q&A Series: Part 1

Marcus Carson

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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Five Millennial Myths Debunked

HR professionals, has anyone ever told you that you deserve high fives for the work you do? People probably don’t realize how hard it is to hire and retain top talent. For most companies who are trying to get it right in terms of drawing in the best people and keeping those all-stars, it’s harder than it looks. Human resource professionals, CEOs and owners are constantly trying to figure out how they can improve their business, their culture and their benefits to attract top talent. Read more