Meet Your 2021 Leadership Conference Emcee Bill Fries

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Back by popular demand for the second year in a row, Bill Fries will emcee the 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Conference on October 13. Bill will guide you through an incredible line-up of speakers and sessions as we come together to lead bravely and act boldly to move our missions and sector forward.

A Special Message from Bill

Bill Fries is the founder and CEO of Hiregy, a Tampa-based company that changes lives by connecting exceptional talent with top companies. Since 2004, Bill and his team have placed more than 10,000 people in jobs to enhance their lives and livelihoods.

As a lifelong learner and self-help junkie, Bill joined the Nonprofit Leadership Center board of directors in 2009 because he loved how our work inspired local nonprofit leaders to strengthen their skills and organizations. 

“One of the best decisions I ever made for the health of my business and my leadership growth was to dedicate time and mental energy away from my business and into nonprofit service. Every business leader and entrepreneur should volunteer and serve the nonprofit sector.”

Bill Fries

In addition to his many contributions to NLC, Bill is particularly passionate about the development and support of nonprofit CEOs. He helped start NLC’s CEO Circle program in 2017, which brings together intimate groups of “CEOs helping CEOs” to challenge each other, problem-solve and discuss the most pressing issues facing nonprofits. Bill continues to host one of the active CEO Circles every month. 

Bill started his first company when he was just 11 years old and paid for his college education at the University of Central Florida working as many as four jobs at one time to attend debt-free. He started his professional career learning “The Disney Way” as a cast member, trainer and lead for Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. 

He attended Harvard Business School’s Governing for Nonprofit Excellence Program in 2015 and proudly earned the first Certificate in Nonprofit Board Governance from the Nonprofit Leadership Center.

Outside of the office, Bill loves studying jazz piano and spending time with his wife and two daughters.   

Join Bill to Lead Bravely & Act Boldly on October 13

Join Bill and hundreds of nonprofit leaders across the country for a half-day of intentional, interactive sessions on October 13 that will activate the seed of courage inside you. You’ll walk away with tools and knowledge to galvanize your spirit and team to lead bravely and act boldly, now, and in the crucial year ahead. Just imagine what will change in you, around you and because of you when you learn how to be the change that changes everything. Learn more and register now.

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