Retired Air Force general turned national nonprofit president and CEO is recognized for exceptional leadership, vision and passion by Titan 100 program. Brig. Gen. (ret.) Pray leads an organization of 120 employees and 4,000 volunteers to build strong, stable and secure military families.
ATLANTA, May 16, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce that Brig. Gen. (ret.) John I. Pray Jr., President, and CEO of Operation Homefront has been named a 2022 Georgia Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Georgia's Top 100 CEO's & C-level executives. They are the area's most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively the 2022 Georgia Titan 100 and their companies employ upwards of 240,000 individuals and generate over $66 billion dollars in annual revenues. This year's honorees were honored at an awards ceremony on May 12th, 2022. They will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book, profiled exclusively online, and will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.
"The Titan 100 are shaping the future of the Georgia business community by building a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their successes and contributions. We know that they will have a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation," says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.
"It's an honor to be recognized, along with an amazing group of professionals, for a career that has allowed me the privilege of working beside and on behalf of service members and their families," said Pray. "The state of Georgia, and the Atlanta community, have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to join Operation Homefront in focusing on how all Americans can help our military families ensure their short-term financial challenges do not become a never-ending series of struggles that derail any hopes of a stronger, more stable, and more secure future. By working together, we have made and will continue to make a meaningful difference in the lives of this very special and deserving group of our fellow citizens."
John I. Pray, Brig. Gen., USAF (Ret.) has served as President and CEO of Operation Homefront since 2015. He credits his parents with instilling the importance of service to others and love of country ? two core beliefs that have formed the moral compass John has used to guide all the major decisions in his life. John's father, a career Army officer who served during World War II, survived both the Bataan Death March and three and a half years as a POW, and the Korean War, believed his mother was the one who deserved special credit for all she had to deal with his long absences and the many uncertainties that characterize military life.
Their example was the driving force behind John's decision to join the United States Air Force. He retired after serving 27 years in a variety of staff and command assignments, to include the Director of the White House Situation Room, to accept the opportunity serve as the Executive Secretary of the National Security Council during the Bush Administration. Once John left the Federal government, he chose to continue serving our military members and their families. First, in a variety of executive capacities at the United Service Organizations (USO) and since May 2015, as the President/CEO with Operation Homefront, another nationally recognized nonprofit. In his current role, he oversees the fulfillment of the organization's vital mission ? to help build strong, stable, and secure military families so they can thrive, not simply struggle to get by, in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. The Operation Homefront family, consisting of 120 staff members, 20 national board members, over 50 regional advisory council members, nearly 4,000 volunteers, scores of corporate and foundation donors and tens of thousands of individual donors, share a common passion to help our military families in their time of need because of all they have done for all of us in our nation's time of need.
John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and master's degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the School of Advanced Airpower Studies, and the Air War College. He has also completed senior executive programs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
"On behalf of all the partners and associates at Wipfli we congratulate all the Titan100 winners. It's an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in the Atlanta community. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both in Atlanta and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is richly deserved," says Bill Boucher, Partner at Wipfli.
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About Operation Homefront
Celebrating 20 years of serving America's military families, Operation Homefront is a national nonprofit organization whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they can thrive ? not simply struggle to get by ? in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 88 percent of Operation Homefront expenditures go directly to programs that support tens of thousands of military families each year. Operation Homefront provides critical financial assistance, transitional and permanent housing and family support services to prevent short-term needs from turning into chronic, long-term struggles. Thanks to the generosity of our donors and the support from thousands of volunteers, Operation Homefront proudly serves America's military families. For more information, visit OperationHomefront.org.
Susan Ziesman, Operation Homefront, 210-392-6878, [email protected]
SOURCE Operation Homefront
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