Leadership Institute Co-Chair | 100 Black Men of America
Thomas began his professional experience working for the Chicago Public School system. He experienced a career change that led him into State Farm Insurance Company, which took him through a myriad of positions ranging from claims representative, human resources, agency and executive leadership. Currently is CEO/President of Thomas B Henderson Insurance Agency Inc. He has participated on a number of boards, inclusive of civic and non-profit organizations in Chicago, Detroit, MI, Mount Prospect and Elmhurst, IL. Most notably has been his involvement with the 100 Black Men of Chicago for the past 15 years, as gala chairman, Vice-President of the Executive committee, as most recently, as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Also serves as Co-Chairman of the National Leadership Institute Committee for the 100 Black Men of America. He recently was the recipient of the 2021 Chicago Defender Men of Excellence Award He is an active, 36 year member of the Salem Baptist Church of Chicago, and is Co-Director of the Marriage Ministry. He and his wife Patrice have been married for over 43 years and have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. They published their first co-authored book in November 2021. It is titled “Love Touchdown- A Marriage Playbook”.
Overview: Module VII: The course, Leadership with A Global Footprint, will lend its presentation to a global atmosphere for change and how to effectuate such change in an impactful manner. This presentation of a Global footprint will support the evaluation of a global perspective on education, health, travel, leadership, foreign trade, and what we can do as an organization to make a difference in the global space. This Global presentation will explore the work of John Maxwell’s Global Leadership Perspective, The Next Generation, as well as other similar training tools. As an organization, the following topics will also be covered: 1). Practicum for Current World Leadership Issues & 2). Impact of Diversity & Inclusion in A Changing Demography.