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C. R. DUNBAR BIOGRAPHY

C . R. Dunbar is the Vice-Chairman of GPSA and brings his years of expertise in strategic planning, organizational management and his commitment to excellence to the organization. C. R. is also a successful management consultant based in Atlanta who has worked successfully with clients in the United States, Canada and Europe. He has had a professional career that includes contributions in academia, politics, business, and media.

Within the for profit sector, C. R. has worked with a variety of clients over the years including companies and organizations such as the award-wining and nationally recognized Busy Bee Café in Atlanta, Hartsfield-Jackson Airport, Stanley Steamer Corporation, and others. In the nonprofit sector he has had a distinguished career of more than two decades. During this time he served two years as the chairman of a successful multimillion dollar community services corporation that oversaw and managed early childhood educational programs, indigent health care services, and social welfare services for several thousand people annually. He also served a successful tenure as the executive director of a metropolitan chamber of commerce.

As a nonprofit consultant, his clients either currently of have included a multi-million dollar drug rehab and counseling center in Georgia, over fifty churches throughout the U.S. including the 3,000 member Peace Baptist Church (metro Atlanta), the award-winning Harvest Lodge Group Homes and Family Services in Georgia, as well as numerous youth services programs, and programs for the homeless in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and New York. Other clients include a program that assists convicted felons to transition successfully back into society through counseling, job training, and housing. He has also successfully established nonprofit foundations for several nationally known entertainment personalities such as Grammy award nominated gospel superstar Canton Jones.

In academia, he has taught business and entrepreneurship at the collegiate level. In this capacity, he had the pleasure of teaching and mentoring many young adults. Some of these were collegiate student-athletes that went on to productive careers in professional athletics including Michael Ball (NFL Indianapolis Colts), Trinidad Hubbard (MLB Atlanta Braves/ Los Angeles Dodgers), Jeff Faulkner (NFL Arizona Cardinals), and pro football Hall of Fame inductee Aeneas Williams (NFL Arizona Cardinals/St. Louis Rams). C. R. Dunbar has also served as the program coordinator of the award-wining and nationally recognized federally funded Project Start-Up entrepreneur and small business training program at Clayton State University in metro Atlanta. Through the Project Start-Up program nearly 200 business owners were trained and successfully started businesses over a four year period.

As an author he has written articles for major national publications, typically as a topical business expert and also for insightful social commentary. In the early 1990’s he served a brief stint as an assistant to a United States Congressman, and has served as treasurer and a strategic consultant for several local and one statewide political campaign. He also spent more than a decade as the host and producer of a business and financial information radio broadcast in metro New Orleans and metro Atlanta.

C. R. Dunbar is an enthusiastic supporter and financial contributor to youth sports programs and in his spare time enjoys being involved with youth and high school sports. A man of faith, he is overjoyed and humbled by the recognition that his God-given gifts have been meaningful in helping to educate, counsel, and empower so many individuals and organizations for so long. A current resident of metro Atlanta, he is active in various adult health and fitness organizations and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin.

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