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Howard Eddings
RedZone Ministries Present, CEO


Experience:
RedZone Ministries Present, CEO

Memphis Leadership Foundation 1997 – Present, CEO
• Provides overall strategic visioning and leadership
• Operational planning and management
• Program planning and management
• Human resources planning and management
• Financial planning and management
• Board Development and Management

Life Focus ’93, Executive Coordinator: Planned/Facilitated/Managed logistics for city-wide outreach events that involved more than 25,000 people with multiple events.

Memphis Leadership Foundation 1990-1996, Vice President of Field Ministries.
• Program planning, development, implementation of field programs
• Organization, staffing, and leading of operational ministries
• Worked closely with the Executive Staff and Board of Directors

Young Life 1986-1990, Urban Director.
• Management of multiple ministry sites within the city

Education:
Melrose High School, 1980.

Memphis State University (University of Memphis), 1991, B. A. degree in Social Work.
Received the Distinguished Graduate Award from Memphis State’s Department
of Social Work.

Professional Affiliations:
Co-Founder/Board Member: Urban Youth Initiative.
Founder/Board Member NHO Management, Inc.
Founding Board Member: Hope Christian Community Foundation
Charter Board Member: New Hope Christian Academy
Charter Board Member/Co-Developer: Memphis Athletic Ministries
Charter Board Member/Co-Developer: For the Kingdom Camp
Co-Developer/Board Member: Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies
Member of the Board of Directors: Crichton College
Leadership Memphis Graduate: Class of 1993
Served on World Vision International’s National Employment Initiative Think Tank
Board Member: Families First
Board Member: New Hope Christian Academy
Charter Board Member: Leadership Foundations of America
Board Member: Soulsville
Board Member: LeMoyne Owen College
Board Member: Christian Psychological Center
Member: Juvenile Court Ad-Hoc Committee

Skills/Abilities
• Experienced leader with 20 years as a non-profit executive, Mr. Eddings has led numerous workshops (locally, nationally, & internationally) in practically every area of non-profit management, including Resource/Asset Development, Organizational Management, Leadership Development, Program Planning & Development, Financial Literacy, Community Development, and Board Development.
• Considered an urban strategist, Mr. Eddings has significant consultation and coaching knowledge/experience in leadership and management principles relative to non-profit/ voluntary organizations
• Experienced with federal, state, and city legislation applicable to voluntary sector organizations including: employment standards, human rights, occupational health and safety, charities, taxation, health coverage etc…
• Knowledge of current community challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization
• Knowledge of human resources management
• Knowledge of financial management
• Knowledge of project management
• Over 12 years experience as President of major foundation
• Proficient in Windows OS, Microsoft Office 2007, and Raisers Edge
• Excellent people skills
• Problem solver with ability to think outside the box.

Family Status:
Married to Delisa Flowers. They have two sons, Christopher and John and one
daughter Natalie.


Workshop: Redzone: As an Effective Community Building Strategy

 

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