June 23: Adam K. Troy to Speak on The Power of Entrepreneurships

June 9, 2014

photo 1Executive, social entrepreneur and Morehouse College alumnus Adam K. Troy will speak at The University of Texas at Austin on Monday, June 23, at 3:00 p.m. in Main 212. Troy’s presentation, “Lessons Learned: The Power of Entrepreneurships,” is free and open to the public. His expertise includes aligning government and private sector interests  with that of community residents’ and non-profit organizations toward the improvement of well-being and overall quality of life for residents in the communities where he works. Troy’s success with profitable projects involving multiple partnerships among corporations, government, faith-based entities, and community groups has often been cited as a viable real-world approach to community partnerships grounded in market based realty. His program design and management experience spans a range of populations and indicators in such areas as: home ownership, financial literacy, youth leadership, and employment.

Troy’s work has resulted in housing more than 600 families, community development projects totaling more than $250 million, securing $15 million in non-profit related projects, job creation and access to quality goods and services in the areas of grocery, healthcare, retail business and banking related products for underserved markets. He has been honored by numerous organizations and publications including the following:

  • Ebony Magazine—Emerging Leaders (1991)
  • Business First 40 Under 40 (2000)
  • CEO Magazine Cover—Urban Renaissance (2001)
  • Black Enterprise Magazine Spotlight (2002)
  • Harvard Divinity Leadership Institute (2002)
  • Power 100 Most Influential Leaders Shaping Columbus (2003)
  • Entrepreneur of the Year, Ray Miller Leadership Institute for Change (2011)

Troy was co-founder of the Central Ohio United Way Key Club, now responsible for contributing more than $7 million to United Way program efforts. He created Unity Partnership CDC—one of the nation’s first and largest faith-based community development initiatives, providing access to good and services for more than 10,000 members of participating churches and community residents. Since 2004 Troy has been CEO and president of TROY Enterprises, a real estate advisory and economic development firm.

The lecture is sponsored by the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

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