I had the privilege of having breakfast this morning with an outstanding leader in our community, John Dortch. This appointment had been arranged by a mutual friend.
I went into this meeting knowing a little about John through his LinkedIn profile as well as what others had shared with me. The man I met today made such a positive impact on me. And from what I understand, John Dortch has built a career around doing just that with countless others.
John wears many hats in our community:
- Publisher and Owner of the Fort Wayne Ink Spot Newspaper
- President/CEO of Penta C.S. Group – a minority entrepreneurial organization
- President/CEO of the Fort Wayne Black Chamber of Commerce
- Owner, Preston Joan Group.
- Husband and father of two successful young women
- Mentor, coach, leader
I learned quickly that John’s father played a critical role in helping him become the man and leader today. John chronicled his early years in his book In My Father’s House – These Were the Rules. I’m looking forward to reading this soon!
John has held key leadership positions such as VP Employee Relations at Parkview and now runs a successful consulting group. From all of this experience, John has a passion for helping businesses, business owners, and the team they lead to become better and more productive. He is committed to tell the positive stories of our community that will inspire others.
I appreciate leaders such as John Dortch in our community. This is what makes our community great. Thank you, John, for all you do!
What an inspiring morning! I had the privilege of attending the Passport to Manhood event presented by the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne. Get to know this organization!
This organization influences hundreds of young people in our community. Below are some photo highlight from this morning:
Joe Jordan, CEO of the Club – what a great man!
Pat Hoffman of WANE TV did an excellent job in emceeing the event.
Larry Weigand shared from his heart. “You can’t buy sweat.” “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
The new facility being built.
And the winner is…
Joe Jordan shared this quote.
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