WHO WE ARE
Here at THE BLOC, our mission is to change the quality of life of all community members through education, charity and philanthropy, and community building. We know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Since our founding, we have been determined to make an impact. The core of our efforts is to bring our team’s fresh ideas and passion for the range of activities we’re involved in. Through all of our endeavors, we hope to display the conviction behind our beliefs.
OUR ADVISORY BOARD
President Darrin Good of Wesleyan University is an energetic, values-based leader, who is a sincere advocate for the liberal arts. He is a champion for diversity and inclusion efforts, as evidenced not only through his vocational journey but through his personal values and qualities. Good earned his bachelor’s degree with a major in biology from Augustana College and his master’s degree and a doctorate in biology from the University of Kansas. Good and his wife, Diana, have an adult daughter.
Ian Vickers is the CEO of Global Partners in Hope. The organization brings hope to international communities right out of our backyard. They partner up with local organizations and individuals they can help to bring hope to people that need it through Education, Clean water, Medical Care, and Energy. They have impacted communities on a global level. Recent projects include building a medical facility in Togo, establishing a leadership development education in China.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Matthew is an experienced administrator and nationally recognized operational excellence and continuous improvement expert. He is currently serving as the Director and Master Black Belt for the State of Nebraska’s Center of Operational Excellence. In this role, Matthew is responsible for driving operational excellence and ensuring Nebraska is more effective, efficient, and customer focused.