Thursday, March 26, 2020

Hotel Irvine

The Faith & Business Forum was established to honor, celebrate, and foster actionable faith in business leadership and the values of excellence and integrity. Ticket proceeds go towards Concordia University Irvine’s student scholarship fund.

10:30 A.M.

Registration and Networking

11:30 A.M.

Luncheon and Program

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The 17th Annual Faith and Business Forum

Featuring Jim Franklin, CEO of HARBRO

James D. Franklin

When Jim Franklin joined HARBRO in 1981 as a project manager, he did so with the intention of helping others overcome their life’s worst-case scenarios. Along with the majority of the HARBRO upper management team, Mr. Franklin has worked for decades providing specialized services for properties damaged due to fire, water, earthquake, and other catastrophes.

In his nearly 40 years with HARBRO, Mr. Franklin’s dedication to developing outstanding construction expertise and his intentionality in driving customer satisfaction, Mr. Franklin has risen within the company, from a project manager up to CEO. His construction experience includes high-rise office, large-scale commercial, multi-family structures, condominiums, commercial/industrial tilt-ups, and high-end residential projects. He has worked with both private and public sector clients on their restoration, Cap-x, tenant improvement, and new construction projects.

Now, as a veteran in the Restoration Industry, over 300 employees in fourteen locations and five western states look to Mr. Franklin as a source of leadership, knowledge, and experience. With a hands-on approach and a team of outstanding professionals, Mr. Franklin leads by example, instilling his colleagues with passion, integrity, dedication to quality, and the desire for customer satisfaction.

Beyond Mr. Franklin’s influential role at HARBRO, he is deeply involved in his community. He is currently serving, or has served, on several “for profit” Boards including El Dorado Bancshares, CIBA Insurance Services, Morris Contractors, and Caprock Partners. Current and past nonprofit/ para-church ministry boards on which he has served include: The Free Wheelchair Mission, The Legacy Center of New York, The National Christian Foundation of California, Mariners Church and Trochia Ministries.

Honoring Servant Leadership

The Faithfulness and Excellence Award recognizes an individual who demonstrates visionary leadership, steadfast Christian standards, and exemplary business success. A recent recipient of this award was Kelly Keithly. Keithly and business partner Walt Williams founded Keithly-Williams Seeds in 1981 and today the company is recognized as the largest supplier of vegetable seeds in the Southwest. Through his career, Keithly has shown his dedication to serving God and is known to devote time to pray for the company, its customers, and his employees.

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