How Perceptions of Success, Achievement & Recognition Fail Men in Difficult Times
SPEAKER: RICHARD SIMMONS III
Richard Simmons III, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, received his B.A. from the University of the South (Sewanee) in Economics in 1976. Soon after, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, for a year of graduate school at Georgia State, where he studied Risk Management and Insurance. Simmons began his 25 year career back in Birmingham with Hilb, Rogal, and Hamilton, a property and casualty insurance business. The first 15 years of his new career were spent in sales and then he became the CEO for the next 10 years before retiring.
Much of his time was spent volunteering for a youth organization called Young Life, a ministry for teenagers. Through this experience with Young Life, Simmons realized his gift of teaching and communicating his faith to men. He began several men’s Bible studies and developed an Investigative Bible Study for men who were inquisitive about the Christian faith. In December of 2000 Simmons founded the Center for Executive Leadership, a nonprofit ministry focusing on evangelism and discipleship for men. When he’s not spending time with his wife and three children, you will find Richard teaching, counseling, writing, or speaking to men’s groups across the country.
Richard is the author of 3 books, Remembering the Forgotten God: The Search for Truth in the Modern World, Safe Passage: Thinking Clearly About Life and Death, and The True Measure of a Man.