In this edition of Global Leader Radio, we compare and contrast the elements of leadership that can instantly increase your ability to innovate and influence! Matt Hames and Colonel Marshall Irvin joined Alvin to discuss the impact of global leadership on both military & civilian life along with explaining WHY both men “do what they do.” You are one hour away from achieving a breakthrough!
Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:
- Manage things, lead people.
- The military exists to ensure life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
- “Facts are our friends.”
- People don’t buy “WHAT” you do, they buy “WHY” you’re doing it.
- Global Leaders do not practice CGG (Cosmetics, Geography & Gender).
- Find the metaphor in every success or failure.
- Hire a Veteran!
Listen to host Alvin C. Miles interview Matt & Colonel Irvin as they unpack these takeaways, then add their teachings to your leadership toolkit. Leadership IS a conversation!
Matt Hames / CEO, Acru Wealth, LLC
Acru Wealth, LLC, is a comprehensive wealth strategy firm headquartered in Woodstock, Georgia. Matt graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree, major in Management, with a specialization in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management, from Kennesaw State University where he played basketball on scholarship for four years. He is also a graduate of the Cannon Trust School. Matt holds the professional designation of Certified Trust & Financial Advisor (CTFA), indicating excellence in the areas of fiduciary responsibilities, trust activities, personal finance, insurance, estate planning, tax planning, and investment management.
Prior to assuming the leadership position with Acru, Matt served as a Research Associate and financial advisor for The Henssler Financial Group. He was responsible for the establishment and development of the firm’s relationship with First Cherokee State Bank, which culminated in the creation of CNT Financial in May of 2001. In the short time since CNT opened its doors, it grew to over $400 million in custody assets. In May of 2011 Matt led CNT through a redesign of its business model that changed the brand to Acru and meaningfully enhanced the delivery of the brand experience to the public. Opening a retail location that delivers personalized wisdom through a relevant experience while clarifying today and preparing clients for tomorrow, Acru is redefining how financial services are delivered through community based institutions. Since opening, Acru has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, The Financial Brand and other local, regional and national publications recognizing the breakthrough innovation represented in the Acru brand and delivery model. In early 2012 the Acru retail location won the Best of the Best Retail Design Award from the International Interior Design Association, their highest honor for retail space design.
Matt is on the executive board and finance committee of the Kennesaw State University Athletic Association and serves as director on the following boards: The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Foundation, The Cherokee County Hospital Authority, and Timothy + Barnabas. Matt is a native of Woodstock, resides there, and is an active member of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock where he teaches a young adult Sunday school class.
Contact Matt: (770) 517-1235, email@example.com
Colonel Marshall S. Irvin, Jr. / Commander, 94th Mission Support Group, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.
Col. Marshall S. Irvin, Jr. leads a team of 930 military and civilian personnel, overseeing all base support organizations, to include aerial port, communications, contracting, civil engineering, logistics readiness, force support and security forces.
Colonel Irvin received his commission in 1984 as a graduate of the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Southwestern Louisiana. After serving 8 1/2 years of active duty, he entered the Air Force Reserve in 1996, at the 88th Aerial Port Squadron, 514th Air Mobility Wing, McGuire Air Force Base, NJ.
Colonel Irvin has commanded the 514th Airlift Control Flight, 514th AMW, McGuire AFB, NJ, the 80th Aerial Port Squadron, Dobbins ARB, GA., and served as Deputy Chief of Aerial Port Operations Branch, Headquarters 22nd Air Force, Dobbins ARB, managing 24 squadrons and 2,800 Reservists. He has also commanded the 403d Wing, Mission Support Group, Keesler Air Force Base, MS.
1984 Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA.
1989 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.
1990 Masters in Public Administration, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Philippines
2003 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.
2005 Joint Forces Staff College, Joint Forces Command HQ Campus, Norfolk, VA.
2008 Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.
1. November 1984 – November 1986, Vehicle Operations; Vehicle Maintenance Officer, Blytheville AFB, AK.
2. November 1986 – November 1990, Chief of Transportation, 6200TFTS (Cope Thunder); 13th AF Director of Transportation, Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines
3. November 1990 – December 1992, Aerial Port Duty Officer; Chief of Aerial Port Customer Service, Dover AFB, DE.
4. February 1991 – June 1991, Operation Desert Storm, Chief of Aerial Port Operations; Al Jubail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
5. April 1996 – December 2001, Mission Support Team OIC; Training and Plans OIC; Squadron Operations Officer, 88th Aerial Port SQ, McGuire AFB, NJ.
6. December 2001 – March 2003, Commander, 514th Airlift Control Flight, McGuire AFB, N.J.
7. March 2003 – March 2004, Commander, 80th Aerial Port Squadron, Dobbins ARB, GA.
8. March 2004 – January 2008, Deputy Chief Aerial Port Operations, HQ 22nd Air Force, Dobbins ARB, GA.
9. January 2008- August 2009, Commander Trainee, 94th AW Mission Support Group, Dobbins ARB, GA.
10. August 2009- February 2010, Deputy Commander, 403d Wing Mission Support Group, Keesler AFB, MS.
11. February 2010- March 2011, Commander, 403d Wing Mission Support Group, Keesler AFB, MS.
12. March 2011- Present, Commander, 94th Mission Support Group, Dobbins AFB, GA.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with two bronze stars devices
Southwest Asia Service Medal with two bronze stars devices
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Long Tour Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 13, 1984
First Lieutenant May 13, 1986
Captain Jan. 1, 1989
Major Oct. 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel Aug 18, 2005
Colonel March 2, 2011
Contact Colonel Irvin: (678) 655-4873, firstname.lastname@example.org
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