CBMC owes a great debt to Patrick O'Neal for his faithfulness to our ministry's mission
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Chattanooga, TN (Vocus) October 8, 2009
The Board of Directors of CBMC, a nationwide marketplace ministry, announces that Lee Truax, an information technology executive, has accepted the position of president of CBMC. Truax will succeed Patrick O'Neal, whose 5-year term of office expired earlier this year. O'Neal will continue to serve the organization, coming alongside Truax, through December of 2009, to insure a seamless transfer.
The CBMC board of directors conducted an extensive search, lasting more than nine months, to find and qualify candidates prior to selecting Truax, who has been an active member of the ministry for more than two decades. (Image - CBMC Logo http://asheville.cbmc.com/Images/cbmc_circle_logo.aspx
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Mr. Truax has served in various roles of responsibility in Christian ministry organizations; as field staff director for Discipleship Network of America and as family conference chairman and ministry associate, since 1995, with CBMC. (image - caption: Lee Truax, CBMC president http://asheville.cbmc.com/Images/Truax-book-1.aspx (request larger file)
While accepting the role of president of CBMC, Truax retires from a 22-year career as an information technology executive, where he served in key product development and management positions for companies including Advanced Micro Devices, Hewlett-Packard, Memorex Telex and Zenith Data Systems. Truax is an MBA graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA and graduated from Messiah College of Grantham, PA with a BA in English with a business administration minor.
"CBMC owes a great debt to Patrick O'Neal for his faithfulness to our ministry's mission," said CBMC board of director's chairman, Steve Trice. "O'Neal has guided our organization into the information age by directing and overseeing our adoption of computer systems, web site development, electronic communications and database management, without which we might still be a pencil and paper organization. How fitting and blessed we are, at the end of his tenure, to be welcoming on board an experienced information technology expert to continue to lead us in this age of even faster accelerating technology. We are especially blessed that these two leaders are first and foremost, disciples of the living God, Jesus Christ," Trice added.
Currently a resident of Hubbardston, MA, where he is employed by Advanced Micro Devices, Lee Truax will relocate his family to Chattanooga, TN, where the CBMC ministry is headquartered. "I am looking forward to being a part of the CBMC ministry at his time when businesspeople are looking for answers to challenges that are beyond the usual management and workplace solutions. Increasingly, business people are turning to the Lord for answers and CBMC is equipping them to find and serve Him."
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"Our ministry is poised and ready to take a major step forward," said past CBMC president, Patrick O'Neal. "Lee Truax is an extraordinarily good choice to lead us into the future."
Christian BusinessMens Connection, CBMC is a national network of business and professional men who are committed to sharing with others the Gospel message of Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. Established in 1930 by a small group of businessmen, CBMC has grown to over 18,000 members in 700 teams across the United States. Worldwide, CBMC International is active in over 70 countries with over 5,000 members. http://www.CBMC.com.
contact: Phil Stone, CBMC director of communications, 423-308-6055