Our Board Members
R. Barry Cannada
Chairman of the Board, Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc.; Partner: Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, PLLC; President, G & S Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Cannada is the President of G & S Enterprises, Inc., a privately-held business with operations in several southern states.
He is also a partner in his law firm, Butler, Snow, O’Mara, Stevens & Cannada, also with offices in multiple states, where he focuses on corporate finance and acquisitions.
Mr. Cannada is married to Angelyn.
Ed is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and is the Chairman of Luscinia Health. He serves on several boards including Impact Houston and Enterprise Stewardship. Ed has a tremendous gift for business and has visited 57 nations speaking and teaching about business and Jesus Christ. Ed and his wife Wanda attend Northwest Bible Church and have three adult children and four grandchildren.
Kemmons Wilson Jr.
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, Kemmons Wilson Companies
Kemmons Wilson, Jr. (Kem) is a Principal of the Kemmons Wilson Companies and Chairman of Wilson Hotel Management, Inc. Kem Jr. has been blessed with the opportunity to work alongside his father and brothers, and more recently some of his own children and nephews and nieces.
Outside of the family business, Kem is an avid fan of his alma mater, the University of Alabama and also very active in philanthropic and ministry ventures throughout his hometown Memphis, TN. He serves as an elder at his local church and as a board member for multiple ministries throughout the city.
Kem is married to Norma and together they have 5 adult children.
Principal, J.A. Leimgruber Consulting LLC
Following a 35 year career in healthcare executive and board positions, Jeff Leimgruber retired from the Cleveland Clinic in 2013. He currently provides consulting and advisory support to non-profit and for-profit organizations and boards.
Jeff resides in northeast Ohio with his wife Patti, with whom he enjoys their four adult children, families and grandchildren.
Cheif Development Officer of U.S. Ministries
Mike Duggins has been on the missionary staff of Cru since 1975, is married to Susie and has three grown married children and eight grandchildren. Mike has ministered as a part of the Campus Ministry to college students for 6 years, ministered in various leadership capacities to professors for 20 years and has been in a national leadership role for the past 15 years. Mike currently serves as Chief Development Officer for the U.S. Ministries. He and Susie live in Orlando, Florida.
President of Athletes in Action
Mark joined the staff of Athletes in Action in 1982. During his time with AIA, Mark has served as a campus field staff member, the national campus coordinator, the director of AIA’s pro ministry and the director of the AIA Global Leadership Team. Mark has served as president since June 2009.
Mark graduated in 1982 from the University of Cincinnati where he played on the football team and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. As a freshman football player in 1977, Mark came to Christ as a result of the AIA ministry to athletes on the campus. In 1982 he returned to his alma mater as an AIA field staff member.
Mark is married to Marianne, a graduate of Miami (Ohio) University. Mark and Marianne were married in 1985, the same year that Marianne joined Athletes in Action staff. The Householders reside in Lebanon, Ohio, and have three adult children: Lauren, Robbie and Garrett, and one grandchild.
Vice President, Global Digital Strategies
Ken began wholeheartedly following Jesus during his second year as a mechanical engineering student at the University of Texas. After graduation, God led him on staff with a passion to disciple men and build spiritual movements. Ken holds a Masters degree in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Bethel Seminary.
He served as campus director, regional director and national campus director of Asia Impact before returning to the United States in 2007 to serve with Cru’s Global Executive team. Ken is passionate about the Great Commission and that Christ would be glorified in the places he is not yet known. His heart beats with a desire to worship Jesus as he serves and strengthens His leaders around the world.
Ken and his wife Ann have invested the majority of their 30 years on Cru staff in helping grow student-led movements. In 2010, they agreed to give leadership to Cru’s Global Digital Strategies to accelerate the use of digital strategies throughout the organization. Ken believes that the digital realm is the key to helping fulfill the prophecy from Habakkuk 2:14, which says, “For the Earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” To that end, in 2013 Ken co-founded Indigitous, a movement passionate about connecting people to Jesus using digital strategies.
Ken currently serves as Vice President for Cru’s Global Digital Strategies. Ken and Ann have two children, Travis and Amy, who serve Christ in the marketplace. In 2013, Ken published a book on 21st century global leadership titled CLOSE: Leading Well Across Distance and Cultures. Ken blogs regularly at www.onleadingwell.com.
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