Nuru CEO Jake Harriman To Be Honored As A White House Veteran Entrepreneur “Champion of Change”
Recently, Nuru’s CEO Jake Harriman was nominated to participate in the White House Champions of Change program. Through this program, The White House recognizes everyday Americans who are doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities. This particular Champions of Change event will honor veterans who exemplify entrepreneurship. It will also provide others looking to start and grow a business the opportunity to learn from top veteran business leaders and investors. The Champions have distinguished themselves by continuing to serve our country through their successful small businesses and non-profits that create jobs, spur economic growth, and help their communities.
As an honoree, Jake will have the opportunity to talk on a panel about Nuru and the challenges and opportunities he has encountered. In conjunction with the event, a brief version of his bio and a blog post will also be featured on the White House website. The program will feature remarks by Dr. Jill Biden and will also feature Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, and Robert Herjavec, from ABC’s Emmy Award-winning TV show Shark Tank.
The event will be live streamed on the White House website starting at 1PM EDT Wednesday August 27th.
About Billy Williams
Strategic Partnerships Director — As passionate about ending extreme poverty as he is about his home state of West Virginia, Billy developed a hunger for listening to and telling good stories at a young age. He received a BA in Chemistry and English as well as an MA in English from West Virginia University as well as an Executive Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. As Nuru’s lead advocate and storyteller, Billy has been invited to share at events around the globe. If you are seated next to him on a plane, or trapped with him in an elevator, he’ll be sure to invite you to join our efforts, too.Read More Stories of Hope