Presidential Comments

The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

As I reflect on the meaning behind the 2021 Black History Month theme "The Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity," I graciously think about the importance of knowing who you are and how you identify yourself to fit into this world.  It is a fact...

MLK Day 2021 – A Day On; Not a Day Off

Can you believe it is 2021 and our nation is still dealing with the pandemic and social justice for equality of people?  It is just the first month of the year and so much has already happened.  Now more than ever our nation deserves a...

Why Kind Leaders Float to the Top

Integrity. Honesty. Vision. Humility. Focus. Those are some of the qualities you are likely to associate with a strong leader.However, kindness probably isn’t one of the traits that comes to mind.Historically, kindness in the business world has been regarded as a weakness. But that is...

7 Things Kind Leaders Say

Hire good people, treat them with kindness and steer them to success. That is a simple formula for increasing productivity and sustaining engaged, productive employees. Whether you are a director of a department or a leader of internal teams, the things you say, the way...

US Capitol Incident Remarks

I am deeply troubled and astonished by what occurred at the U.S. Capitol Building. The U.S. Capitol Building is the symbol of our democracy and where our laws and our principles are debated and upheld.  It is also the place where hundreds of federal civilian and...

Happy New Year!

Dear FEW Member, As 2020 draws to a close, I want to send a special note of appreciation to you the FEW membership.  You are why the National Board of Directors and I go so hard for our mission.   This year, we faced with enormous...