The CNWF is a nonprofit organization with a mission to equip and empower disadvantaged communities across the globe with the three foundational elements needed to thrive in life: Christ, Commerce and Community. The Board of Directors consists of unpaid individuals bringing extensive and diverse experience and expertise to the Foundation’s work.
Carlo holds a BS in Economics from Clemson University. He served as a Captain in the United States Air Force where he managed a $36 million dollar budget as comptroller of Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait. Carlo has started multiple companies, with White Holdings, LLC, being his most successful, growing to over 3.5 million dollars in sales in 2015. Carlo’s civic involvement includes work on behalf of organizations and programs that support the well-being and interests of business, children, and families. He formerly served on the board of advisors for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and the board of directors for Community Works Federal Credit Union. He also is an active volunteer and supporter of Graduate Greenville, Junior Achievement, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, and is an Associate Minister at New Life Church in Spartanburg, SC.
Dr. Nika White is a diversity and inclusion advocate and practitioner with a great ability to establish and maintain professional relationships and drive positive change. She is a senior executive and strategic leader with 20 years of experience in advertising, public relations, media services, strategic planning, brand development, and project and fiscal management. She is a critical thinker, trained to assess marketing indicators and develop insights to inform strategic planning. Dr. White has well-developed organizational leadership and communication skills demonstrated through extensive interaction and collaboration with executive leaders across corporate and non-profit sectors. She is experienced in fostering open dialogue, building trust, and engaging key stakeholders to assess risk tolerance and build support. Dr. White has facilitated and guided business unit leaders in formulating new vision and strategic direction that successfully repositioned brands as differentiated market leaders. She has expertise managing P&L for national and international clients with total marketing budgets exceeding $50 million.
James E. White, II is a residential builder with over 25 years of experience in construction, design, leadership, and management. He is the principal of James White Enterprises, LLC, a growing company that provides solutions in project management, residential building, interior renovations general contracting, and property management. He holds a BA from Beacon Bible College in Columbus, GA, a Property Manager in Charge (PMIC) Certification from Wyatt Institute in Greenville, SC, and a Project Manager Certification from Villanova University. In addition, he is a Pastor at the New Life of Excellence church and Board Member of the Department of Special Needs.
Beth Veach is an entrepreneur and principal of Entrepreneur Acumen, LLC. She coaches current business owners, those determining if business ownership is their best next step, and people in career transition. Beth is a passionate entrepreneur, having started numerous companies throughout her life. The largest and most complex was Cruiserworks, LLC, which started as an idea to make waterproof and protective footwear for motorcyclists and developed into a national brand with 50,000 customers. She and her husband sold the company after 12 years and she continues to devote herself to entrepreneuriship through Entrepreneur Acumen, LLC. She is certified in Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and trained in the DISC Behavioral Assessment.
Pastor Sean Dogan has served as Senior Pastor of the Long Branch Baptist Church since 1997. He loves the community and the people he serves, and under his visionary leadership the church has grown to over 1,100 weekly attendees. He recently led the church in a multimillion dollar building project and a $50,000 environmental improvement project that included a stream restoration, rock sitting area, and planting of over 60 trees. He has always pursued having a church that goes “beyond the walls.” He is a graduate of Clemson University and attended the Shaw School of Divinity in Raleigh, NC. He has been involved with and volunteered on the following Boards: Greenville Health System Board of Trustees, United Way Board of Trustees, Upstate American Heart Association Board, Hollingsworth Fund Board of Trustees, LiveWell Greenville, Mill Community Ministries Board, Public Education Partner’s Board, St. Anthony’s Catholic School Advisory Board, Senior Action Board of Trustees, Generations Group Home Board of Directors, Pendleton Place for Children and Families, UNCF Upstate (Past Chair), S.H.A.R.E Board of Directors, N.A.A.C.P. He was listed as the Best and Brightest under 35 by Greenville Business Magazine in 2010.