Chris Ordway — Executive Director
Chris earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan in 1991 and began his career working for Kellogg Company in foodservice sales. In 1993, he returned to the University of Michigan, where he completed a Master of Business Administration with a focus on marketing and international business.
Following graduate school, Chris and his wife moved to Singapore, where he ran the Asia-Pacific operation for a supplier of pumping equipment used in petro-chemical production. It was while living in Singapore that he became familiar with Motorola and their leadership position in the global telecommunications marketplace. This eventually led to an opportunity with Motorola during which Chris spent 12 years in various roles including product marketing, strategy, account management, and sales leadership.
In 2008, Chris and his family relocated to London to lead the European and African consumer products division of Motorola, and eventually returned to the US to run the North American operation focusing on all major carriers and retailers including Verizon, ATT, Best Buy and Wal-Mart.
Chris left Motorola in 2011. He and his family moved to Rwanda to join Hope International, a Christian microfinance institution dedicated to “providing a hand up and not a hand out” through small business loans to people who typically live on less than $1 a day.
Now back in Chicago, Chris works with a group of Christian investors who build sustainable businesses, where profits are redeployed back into missions and development work around the world. Currently, the two main businesses are commercial poultry farms and hydro-electric power plants.
Chris Ordway joined the Board of Directors of Gordon Food Service in 2013 and Diversified Conveyors Inc. in 2014.
Chris and his wife have three daughters. He enjoys running and biking and is an active member at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, Illinois.
Jenise Huffman — Board Member
Jenise Huffman graduated summa cum laude and First Ranked Senior Scholar from The University of Arkansas with a degree in International Economics and Business with a minor in French and international area studies in Art History. She received the "Outstanding Graduate of the Year" award from both The Sam M. Walton College of Business and the Department of Economics.
Miss Huffman worked for Kellogg's in Chicago for a year as Senior Manager of Sales Planning and had a 10-year career with Tyson Foods as a Financial Analyst, Business Operations Analyst, Sales and Operations Planner, National Account Executive on the Wal-Mart/Sam's Club team, Competitive Intelligence Director, Director of Corporate Strategy & Development and most recently Director of Sustainability. In 2008, Miss Huffman was the only employee to receive a fellowship from Tyson Foods to work with Millennium Promise in New York City on sustainable hunger-relief strategies in The Millennium Villages in Africa. While there, Miss Huffman started a poultry project for Tyson in Rwanda with the financial assistance of philanthropist Tom Phillips. The goal of the 10,000-hen operation is to bring affordable protein to Rwandans, feed undernourished children and pregnant/nursing mothers, provide an income especially for women and be a sustainable business for the community.
Jenise Huffman is also a founding board member of African Education Resource Center (AERC), a non-profit providing scholarships to girls in Kenya to attend secondary school.
Dave Juenger — Board Member
Dave Juenger is Director Global Support Services at Cobb-Vantress, Inc. Since 2007, he has been responsible for all acquisitions, expansions, and renovations of Cobb’s infrastructure worldwide. Additionally, he manages and oversees international contracts and philanthropic efforts.
Prior to his current role, he was Director of Cobb Pedigree Operations from 1997 until 2007. Responsible for all aspects of Pedigree production pipe-line. His experience at Cobb of 20 plus years has given him a wide breadth of knowledge from poultry husbandry and farm management to distributor dealings and global expansion projects.
He currently serves on the boards for Ikiraro Investments — Rwanda Africa and OneEgg.org
Hamp Holcomb — Board Member
Hamp was born in Chattanooga, TN and has lived in Memphis, TN for 50 years. Hamp attended the University of Tennessee Knoxville before graduating from the University of Tennessee at Memphis College of Dentistry in 1981. Hamp started a dual career of financial advisory in insurance and securities in 1986. He was the founding member at Financial Resource Management in Memphis in 1994. He sold his dental practice in 1998. In 2002, Hamp joined FTN Financial of Memphis, TN, the Capital Markets arm of First Horizon Corp, as Sr. Vice President of the Strategic Financial Group with emphasis on BOLI, Non Qualified Deferred Compensation, and creative financial products for correspondent community banks. Hamp joined Strategic Financial Partners in early 2008 as a registered representative: he is now Executive Vice President and Manager-Memphis.
Chuck Welden — Board Member
Chuck Welden holds a B.S. from the University of Alabama in Commerce and Business Administration, Law Degree from George Washington University and Master of Law in Taxation from New York University. After practicing law at the Birmingham law firm of Burr & Forman, Chuck joined WeldenField, a Birmingham based family real estate company. He has served as a member of the Young Executive Board of Directors of Compass Bank and currently serves as President of the Alabama Wildlife Federation and is on the board of the Alabama Christian Foundation. His primary focus at WeldenField is on acquisition and development opportunities including multifamily, single family, hotel, active adult and land developments. Chuck and his wife, Lauren, reside in Birmingham, Alabama and have four children.