Center for Christianity in Business Networking Event

The HBU Dunham College of Business and the Center for Christianity in Business invite all Business Professionals to our next CCB Networking Luncheon:

"No Other Gods": An Insiders' Perspective on Faith and Entrepreneurship

Friday, January 29, 2016: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Guest Panelists:

Jimmy Adams, President and CEO (retired), American Coatings Inc.
Fred Caldwell, President and CEO, Caldwell Companies
John Wisenbaker, Jr., President, Wisenbaker Builder Services, Inc. 
Brian Horner, Director, Marketplace Chaplains (moderator)

Dillon II Conference Hall
Hinton Center
Houston Baptist University
7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX. 77074

RSVP by January 20, 2016.

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  • Professionals  $25
  • Students  $10

About the Speakers

Jim Adams

Jimmy Adams was founder and CEO of American Coatings, a Protective Coating and Industrial Paint company in Tomball, Texas. American Coatings was, until the sale of the firm in 2014, one of the Top 50 privately owned paint companies in the United States specializing in Oilfield, Refinery and Chemical Plant protective coatings. Before American Coatings, Jimmy was involved in several ventures, including a real estate company and his father’s paint company. Recently he started and is currently working with his son in a specialty pharmacology venture, J.B. Adams Medical Development. Jimmy has been an active member of Gideons International for 15 years and is the past President of the Christian Business Luncheon in Tomball, Texas since 2002. Jimmy earned a Degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M and attends the Fellowship of the Woodlands in Tomball. He has been married for 45 years to Sue Caldwell Adams and has 3 children and 9 grandchildren.

Fred Caldwell

Fred is the President and CEO of Caldwell Companies, a fully integrated residential and commercial real estate firm based in northwest Houston with offices in The Woodlands and College Station. Today, the firm serves as a holding company for a family of related companies that invest in and develop planned residential communities, develops commercial office, retail and industrial projects; brokers and manages commercial and land assets. The firm also participates in various private equity investments. Caldwell’s planned communities include Towne Lake, Rock Creek, Willowcreek Ranch, Del Webb Sweetgrass, Mission Ranch, Great Oaks and Spring Creek Ranch. Caldwell Commercial Developments have included Remington Square, Round Up Business Park, Greens Crossing Business Park, and buildings in the Research Park at TAMU in College Station. 

Fred began his career with The Originals Group in 1983 and joined Southern Realty Corporation in 1985, becoming President in 1988.  Fred was the founding partner of Caldwell Nyberg Interests in 1990, which was later renamed as Caldwell Companies. The company is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year. Fred serves on the Board of Directors and was past Chairman of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation, is a former member of the 12th Man Foundation Executive Board, is a Lowry Mays College & Graduate School of Business Development Board Member, was past Chairman for the Lonestar College System District Foundation and currently serves on the JH Ranch International and Outback Ministries boards. Fred is an Elder with Terra Verde Community Church. Fred is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance. Fred was a three year letterman on the Texas A&M football team.  

John Wisenbaker, Jr.

John received his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Texas A&M University in 1991.  After graduation, John joined Wisenbaker Builder Services (WBS) in the capacity of outside sales.  Over the next seven years, John held various roles within the organization and was instrumental in leading the company’s diversification into new flooring and countertop products.  In 1998, John left WBS to co-found US Stone, a manufacturer, fabricator and distributor of Avanza® brand quartz countertops.  Under his leadership, US Stone became the preferred supplier of quartz countertops at Lowe’s stores throughout the United States.  In 2001, US Stone was sold to Ideal Brands with John being named President after the acquisition, a position he held until late 2003 when he left Ideal Brands to return to Wisenbaker Builder Services.  As President of WBS, John is instrumental in building effective management teams, leading strategic business planning and is active in the many phases of the company’s operational and manufacturing activities.  John resides in Kingwood, Texas and is active in his local church along with providing volunteer support to various youth organizations.  John and his wife Angela (’91) have four children: Son’s Trey (’16) and Cody (’18), and Daughters Carson and Camryn.