I faced challenges, but I always remembered the values my parents taught me. With enough faith and determination, I knew I could go as high in corporate America as I desired.
Norcross, GA (PRWEB) June 09, 2011
On July 29th, Herman Cain will be the keynote speaker for First Financial Security, Inc.’s (FFS) 2011 Leaders Convention to be held in Reno, Nevada.
Herman Cain once said, “America is an exceptional nation. America is the greatest idea any man has ever imagined. America is the noblest endeavor humanity has ever known. It is because of this that we have the obligation to preserve the American Dream for generations to come.”
“I was raised in Atlanta, Georgia by loving and hardworking parents. We grew up poor, but we grew up happy. Things weren’t always easy, but my mom and dad knew that if they kept their faith in God, faith in themselves and their faith in the greatest country in the world, they, too, could achieve their American Dream.”
From modest beginnings, Cain accepted his degree in mathematics from Morehouse College in 1967. While working full-time as a mathematician at the Department of the Navy, Cain earned his Master’s degree at Purdue University.
“After earning my Master’s degree and six years working for the Department of the Navy, we returned home to Atlanta, where I began to climb the corporate ladder with the Coca-Cola Company. I faced challenges, but I always remembered the values my parents taught me. With enough faith and determination, I knew I could go as high in corporate America as I desired.”
Herman enjoyed a successful career at the Coca-Cola Company and later moved to the Pillsbury Company. “Within a short period, I rose to the position of Vice President. When I got there, I thought I had already achieved my American Dream on the 31st floor of the new Pillsbury Corporate Headquarters with a corner office. But I quickly realized I wanted something more.”
Cain would resign his position and started on another career path in the restaurant industry. “I knew that in order to be successful, I had to start from “the ground up.” This meant broiling hamburgers at Pillsbury’s Burger King division.” He would later become head executive of one of America’s biggest corporations, overseeing 450 Burger King restaurants.
Not resting on his laurels, he accepted the call to become CEO and President of Godfather’s Pizza, a company teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. “In 14 months, we turned the company around and returned it to profitability, and I ultimately led my management team to a buyout of Godfather’s Pizza.”
This success resulted in an invitation to join the Board of Directors of the National Restaurant Association and later was elected as their chairman. In 1996, Cain was retained as the full-time President and the CEO of the National Restaurant Association.
Through these and other appearances on behalf of the National Restaurant Association, he began working with business leaders across all sectors of the American economy. “This led to my acceptance of a position on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, and I was subsequently elected their chairman.”
“I am grateful for the many professional successes I have enjoyed. I am grateful for the steadfast loyalty and unwavering love of my family and friends. And I am grateful for this country that is so exceptional that I was afforded the opportunity to achieve my American Dreams. I’m not done yet!”
Founded February 2006, First Financial Security, Inc. (FFS) has grown to be a leader in financial services designed to serve the wants and needs of Middle America. While a new corporation, the leadership team has deep roots in the financial services industry.
FFS offers people from all walks of life, the ability to “be in business for themselves, but not by themselves.” By combining the world’s most powerful industry with the world’s most efficient Business Building System, FFS is uniquely positioned to achieve its Vision and Mission.
FFS is headquartered outside Atlanta in Norcross, Georgia and is led by President/CEO Phil Gerlicher. “Our mission is to lead the 21st century financial revolution. Our vision is to create wealth for families with our products, services and unique business opportunity.”