George Toles is a Seattle legend. NBA public announcer, marketing guru, radio personality, networker extraordinaire, and community leader. The distinguished High Ground Award recognizes a person that takes the “High Ground” and by doing so, encourages others to use their gifts of leadership and influence to create a culture with the values of Jesus. George was an NBA public address announcer at about a thousand games – two seasons with the Detroit Pistons and nineteen with the Seattle Sonics. In addition to his sport side announcing, Toles had an outstanding career as a marketing executive, and is founder of His Deal, a twice-a-month luncheon in downtown Seattle where men can discover the person of Jesus in a safe, relaxed environment.
Our guest speaker that morning is Bob Doll, a highly regarded Wall Street strategist and dynamic Christian leader. Bob will address faith and the market. Bob is the Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist at Nuveen Asset Management. Prior to joining Nuveen, Bob held similar roles at other large asset management firms, including serving as Chief Equity Strategist at Blackrock, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Chief Investment Officer of Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. Bob appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News discussing the economy and markets. He has also been quoted in major business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Financial Times.