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It can be lonely at the top, but it doesn’t have to be.

We know leaders limit their potential when they lead from isolation. But, when surrounded by trusted advisors with a common goal and a biblical worldview, they can maximize performance and energize cultures. With faith as the foundation, this powerful group of peers meet in an exclusive, confidential forums to have their questions answered and their answers questioned.

Chairs

Business Forum Leaders in the Memphis Area

BOB PHILLIPS

Bob Phillips is the Managing Chair for the C12 Group in Mid-South (West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi). Prior…

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BOB PHILLIPS

Bob Phillips is the Managing Chair for the C12 Group in Mid-South (West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi). Prior to being called to be the Managing Chair, Bob was a charter member of the C12 Group here in Memphis. Bob brings over 25 years of experience from a broad range of businesses, leadership experiences and varying industries, including telecommunications, third party logistics, staffing, etc. Prior to becoming a Chair with C12, Bob spent 11 years managing a portfolio company held by a PENSKE managed private equity firm. Bob and his family relocated to Memphis from the San Francisco area in 1993 to manage a region for WorldCom, which is now known as Verizon. Bob’s family loves the Memphis area and its people, and unless God needs them somewhere else, they intend to spend their remaining days here. By God’s grace Bob has been married to his best friend Laurie since 1990 and they have two adult children, a son-in-law, and one grandchild. Bob has been active in two church communities, Servants of Christ (SOC) since 2000 and Harvest Church since 2017. Bob also serves as Chairman of the Board for Indigenous Advance Ministry, which primarily exists to advance indigenous Christian ministries to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The ministry has been focused primarily in Uganda. Bob has also served on many Kairos Prison Ministry teams and teaching at West Tennessee State Penitentiary. This bio is only possible with God’s grace and provision. Nothing in this bio is because of Bob’s talent, expertise, knowledge, or gifts; all of this is because of the one who lives in Bob. God has been faithful to Bob even when Bob wasn’t. Contact Bob today to find out more on how God showed up in his business and marriage, as a C12 member and as Chairman.

LYNN BALLINGER

Lynn Ballinger is an Area Chair for the C12 Group Mid-South (West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi).  Prior to…

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LYNN BALLINGER

Lynn Ballinger is an Area Chair for the C12 Group Mid-South (West Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and North Mississippi).  Prior to joining C12, Lynn was a U.S. agency security trader and Managing Director at Morgan Keegan and Raymond James.  In his 30+ years working in the world of institutional finance, Lynn learned firsthand how to work with and manage through some of the most challenging people and situations.  In 2017, Lynn became a Certified Executive Coach after attending the University of Georgia’s Sherpa Coaching Program.  Lynn coached primarily executives in small to midsize companies as well as leaders in larger organizations such as Toyota and the U.S. Navy. Lynn is a graduate of Baylor University (BBA ’85, MBA ‘86) where he met and married Tawni in 1985.  They have 3 adult children and 1 grandchild.  Lynn is an elder at First Evangelical Church where he and his wife have been members since 1986.  His passion is to mentor younger men and couples in the church and the community.  Contact Lynn today to hear more about his journey through the trading floor, executive coaching and now chairing groups in C12.

“When I found C12, I knew that I was among leaders who would join me in a commitment to demonstrate that we are indeed managing God’s businesses for Him. Our fight for excellence unites us in ways that transcend the diversity of industries we represent. We apply the ideas differently in each company, but as C12 members, we are united in principles of excellence.”

Cassandra Laymon | President, Beacon Wealth Consultants

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