Dave McLurg, CEO – Father of Three
In alignment with his desire to move from success to significance in the second half of his life, Dave is extremely passionate to be the Chief Executive Officer for the National Center for Fathering. He brings over 35 years of accomplished Entrepreneurial, Executive, Board Member and Investor experience in developing businesses domestically and internationally. He is a popular speaker and trusted advisor to leaders around the world. He the Co-Founder of Griffin Phoenix, an international venture capital firm, and Founder of The Board International™, a global leadership and brand accelerator. He and his wife Vera, reside in Scottsdale, Arizona.
LeRoy H. (Lee) Paris, II, Chairman – Father of Three, Grandfather of One
Lee is an attorney and CEO of Meadowbrook Capital, LLC. He is also founder and former board chairman of Mission Mississippi, a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage and express unity across racial and denominational lines. Lee and his wife, Lisa, live in Jackson, Mississippi.
Greg Solis, Vice Chairman – Father of Three
Greg is the President and Founder of Solis Wealth Management, Inc., which is in the business of helping individual investors create and manage wealth to accomplish what they value most in life. Greg is a Registered Representative with securities offered through LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC, and has served as a board member for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, the Boys and Girls Club Growers Committee, Festival of Life/LOV Movement Resource Committee, Eisenhower Medical Center Exploratory Committee, and the Love146 Board. He currently serves as a board member for Links Players International, Desert Christian Academy Board of Trustees, and Artisan Studios Board. Greg and his wife, Monica, reside in La Quinta, California.
Peter (Pete) Ledoux, M.D., Secretary – Father of Five
Pete is the President and Co-Founder of a five-physician plastic surgery group specializing in cancer reconstruction. Pete received his M.D. degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1987. He then completed residencies in General Surgery in Baltimore, Maryland and Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas. Pete and his wife, Debbie, live in San Antonio, Texas.
Mario Shane, Treasurer – Father of Two
Mario is the Senior Managing Partner with PTA Capital Partners, LLC which is a boutique investment banking firm that offers mergers and acquisitions advisory services to technology, film, television, and recording artist industries. Mario received his BA from Stanford University. He is on the board of directors for Hope Clinic which serves the medical and spiritual needs of the underprivileged in the community. Mario and his wife, Rachelle, live in Plano, Texas.
Tim Brown – Father of Three
Timothy M. Brown is a principle in the insurance brokerage firm The Partners Agency, LLC. He and his bride, Angela, they have three children, Kirsten, Jared and Peyton. They and Grandma Erma “Gam” Generally all reside in Lee’s Summit, MO.
David Carr – Father of Five, Grandfather of One
David is CFO and partner of W.H. Bass, Inc., a commercial general contractor working primarily in the Southeast. For over 20 years, Bass has focused on stand alone, multi-location structures for companies in the banking, retail, restaurant and convenience store industries. David and his wife, Kathy, live in Alpharetta, Georgia.
George Garza – Father of Four
George is a business owner and Senior Pastor. Valley Landscape Service is a company he started over 27 years ago. It has been a successful landscape company in the Palm Springs area since its conception. His real passion has been serving as Pastor for the Spanish ministry at his church, Southwest Community in Indian Wells, California. George and his wife, Narcy, live in Indio, California.
W. Ralph (Ralph) Jones III – Father of Three
Ralph is the 3rd generation Executive Chairman and CEO of Jones Companies, Ltd. The 79-year-old textile firm specializes in manufacturing industrial yarns and thermally bonded nonwoven fire barriers with facilities in Tennessee, Mississippi, Nevada, and India. Ralph’s real passion is underserved children as he invests his time and talents in The Boys and Girls Club, United Way, and a multitude of youth sports programs. He also serves as a Trustee to Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Ralph and his wife Camille, live in Humboldt, Tennessee.
Stephen D. (Steve) Lucey, M.D. – Father of Three
Steve is the founder of Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement which serves the orthopaedic needs of the Piedmont Triad community in North Carolina. Steve grew up in Raleigh, N.C. He then went to Clemson University, where he played soccer and won both ACC and NCAA Championships. He then went to the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston for medical school. He received his orthopedic surgery training at Wake Forest University/ Baptist Medical Center. He completed his training by going to New York City where he did a fellowship (extra year of training) in both Sports Medicine and Joint Replacements. While there, he worked as team physician for the New York Knicks. Steve and his wife, Stacey, reside with their children in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Andrew P. (Andy) Simmons, Sr. – Father of Four, Grandfather of Ten
Andy serves as President and CEO of Cornerstone Medical, Inc. Andy has been an entrepreneur in the Home Healthcare Equipment Industry since 1973, and has a passion for training and equipping his employees in biblical business principles. All of Andy’s children, a son-in-law and two daughters-in-law have worked with Cornerstone Medical. He has a unique understanding of the family dynamics in business. He also is an Elder at Life Center Family Church. Andy and his wife, Janis, reside in Atlanta, Georgia.