America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Bill Maddox

Chair

Bill brings a unique perspective to his role of C12 Area Chair, having been a 17-year C12 member and a business owner for 24 years.  These experiences enable him to understand the daily pressures on the business Owner/CEO as well as the opportunities that they have to influence many people for Christ.  Bill’s stated objective is to “use my God-given skills and talents to fulfill the purpose for which I was created and to leverage my life experiences to serve those in my sphere of influence.”

As the son of a Baptist minister, Bill grew up in a loving, Christian home.   At the age of 30, he found himself asking, “Is this all there is to the Christian life?”  God reminded him that He wanted a daily relationship with him that would influence all areas of his life, including his business.

In August of 1985, after obtaining a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Florida, Bill established his own architectural practice in Sarasota, FL.   Over a 20-year period this business grew into a 20-person, multi-disciplined firm specializing in educational, religious and residential projects.

Bill is an original member of the C12 Group from its inception in Sarasota in 1992.  During his tenure he has been the recipient of the ‘Member of the Year’ award and has been designated as a ‘C12 Hero’ by the organization’s founder.  Since becoming the Area Chair in Western North Carolina and Tri-Cities Tennessee, Bill has received the “Rookie of the Year” and “Chairman of the Year” awards from C12.

Bill and Nora, his wife of 36 years, have 3 grown children; Garrett, Erin & Lindsey.  Their family has been active as members of their church where Bill has served as an Elder, Governing Board member, and chair or committee member for various Pastor Search teams and Strategic Planning groups.  He has taught adult Bible-study groups for approximately 10 years.

For many years Bill and Nora enjoyed spending time in the mountains of North Carolina with family and friends.  Now, after 28 years in Sarasota, they have made this beautiful country their home.

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Meeting Information

Boone/Blowing Rock Group
Chetola Resort

Chair: Bill Maddox
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Chetola Resort, 500 Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

Asheville Group
Biltmore Forest Country Club

Chair: Bill Maddox
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 1st Wednesday of every month
Location: Biltmore Forest Country Club, 31 Stuyvesant Road, Asheville, NC 28803

Key Players Group
Summit Leadership Foundation

Chair: Bill Maddox
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: Summit Leadership Foundation, 3104 Hanover Road, Johnson City, TN 37604

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C12 gives me a structured time each month.

Brad Thompson, Columbia Forest Products

Member since 2005

C12 gives me time away to work on my business, not in my business.

Barry Utesch, Total Computer Solutions

Member since 2004

C12 materials are really top notch.

Jeff Burkett, Advanced Direct

Member since 2002

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