Presley Gillespie Will Be Honored at the 2017 Smart 50 AwardsLeave a Comment
The Smart 50 Awards, presented by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. and hosted by Smart Business, will recognize the top executives of 50 companies in the region for their ability to effectively build and lead savvy organizations. Our very own, Presley Gillespie, has been selected as one of the 2017 Honorees (click here to see all the 2017 Honorees)!
The November 9th event being held at the Fairmont Pittsburgh, will include dinner and a keynote address from Daniel J. Rice IV, CEO of Rice Energy as well as a special awards presentation where select Smart 50 winners will be recognized for their innovation, impact and sustainability to create business continuity. Click here for more information and to get your tickets to this exciting event!
Why Presley/Neighborhood Allies are among the Smart 50 organizations in Pittsburgh:
Since Presley’s first day on the job back in May, 2014, he has been elevating Neighborhood Allies’ capacity to serve as a valued community development partner that is unlike any other community development organization in Pittsburgh: an organization that is equal parts funder, lender, connector and consultant–a real ally. Presley is committed to injecting new energy into the local community development system–he has built a forward-thinking, solutions-oriented community development organization that brings hope, fresh ideas, expertise and resources to distressed and transitional neighborhoods. Finally, Presley has a strong business/corporate background and recognizes that in order to be a sustainable non-profit organization, we must operate with business principles that ensure we remain “mission-centric”, while preserving and growing capital.