Isaacs and Norman Newest Members to CBU Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees at Christian Brothers University will welcome two additional members, Jim Isaacs and Pastor Keith Norman, at its October meeting.

Jim Isaacs is President & CEO of Legacy Wealth Management, a local independent Registered Investment Advisory firm. Isaacs is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s wealth management client service functions from portfolio management to comprehensive financial planning including day-to-day operations of the firm. He joined Legacy Wealth Management in 2004 as Chief Operations Officer to add operational expertise to the growing wealth management firm.

Isaacs is Chairman of Legacy Wealth Management’s Board of Directors and a member of the following committees: Management, Investment, Risk, and Financial Planning.  He has over 30 years of executive experience in finance and business operations. Isaacs has extensive experience in the development and re-engineering of service organizations and complex business processes to provide superior levels of quality client service.

Previously, Isaacs served as Vice President of North American & European Operations for Herbalife International and Vice President of Supply Chain Operations for Benchmark Brands.  In addition, he was a Director of Distribution and Customer Support for Schering-Plough HealthCare Products Corporation in Memphis.

Isaacs is a member of Vistage International, which is the world’s foremost chief executive leadership organization.  He is President of the River Oaks (neighborhood) Association and a member of the Economic Club of Memphis. Isaacs was named a 2012 FIVE STAR Wealth ManagerSM by Memphis magazine. He received a M.B.A. in Finance from Seton Hall University, a B.A. from Ithaca College and earned his CFP® certification in 2008.

Keith Norman is pastor of First Baptist Church, located in the Binghampton community, and the shepherd of a ministry that is dedicated to serve a predominantly African-American community in transition, which is targeted for revitalization in housing, education, and crime prevention.

Norman has been successful in implementing an on-going campaign of community revitalization and strategic planning. His latest undertaking is the purchase and renovation of a 50,000-square-foot abandoned building known as The H.O.P.E. Zone (Haven of Perfective Empowerment), which when completed will be dedicated to Christian education, senior living, temporary housing for the homeless and other much-needed ministry and services. He is also the founder and principal officer of GREATER WORKS, Inc. a ministry with emphasis in organizational management aimed at empowering churches into action and optimum service to the community.

As an active member of numerous boards and community groups, Norman currently serves as the Tennessee State Conference NAACP Religious Affairs Chairman and was recently elected to the NAACP’s Special Contribution Fund Board of Trustees. In addition, he serves as a chaplain with the Law Enforcement Chaplains Corps of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department, is co-chairman of the Board of Directors of the Shelby County Health Care Corporation (The MED), is a member of the Board of Directors of the Memphis Shelby Crime Commission and serves as a Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance Commissioner.

Norman is a 2010 Presidents Volunteer Service Award recipient. In 2012, Norman was awarded the “Champion of Change” award as part of President Obama’s Winning the Future Initiative. Also in 2012, he was awarded the Bishop Carroll T. Dozier Peace and Justice Award by Christian Brother University. Furthermore, Norman is an international lecturer who has taught and preached in numerous countries.

A graduate of Morehouse College, Norman has completed the Institute of Church Administration and Management Program at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). He has received honors and studied community revitalization and church/corporate partnerships at Harvard Divinity School as well as the Invitation Strategies for Church and Community Partnership, Wharton School–University of Pennsylvania. He is currently enrolled at Memphis Theological Seminary pursuing a Doctorate in the Ministry Program – Leadership.

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