DULUTH, Ga., July 28, 2017 – John C. Maxwell, a #1 New York Times best-selling author, coach and speaker who has sold more than 26 million books in 50 languages, today announced the appointment of Terence L. Chatmon as president of The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation and EQUIP Leadership. The appointment is effective August 1, 2017.

In this role, Chatmon will lead the strategies and operations of Maxwell’s two non-profit entities. Both non-profit groups, through their distinct program offerings, support Maxwell’s vision of adding value to people who multiply value to others, resulting in the strengthening of leaders, organizations, communities and nations around the world.

The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation's mission is to facilitate transformation in countries around the world through secular values and intentional living programs within each country's streams of influence, including government, education, business, churches, arts, media and family. EQUIP Leadership stewards John Maxwell's call to evangelism by providing strategic leadership training to Christian leaders and then mobilizing them to impact their communities in the U.S. and globally.

Chatmon joins the foundation and EQUIP from Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (FCCI), where he was president and CEO for six years. FCCI provides tools, training and life-on- life experience to a fellowship of executive leaders of small, medium and large companies in 139 countries, equipping these leaders to integrate faith through their respective businesses. Prior to FCCI, Chatmon held a number of senior executive leadership roles in businesses including The Coca-Cola Company, Johnson & Johnson and Citicorp.

“We are extremely fortunate to have someone of Terence’s caliber leading our non-profit efforts,” Maxwell said. “Terence is an innovative strategic thinker and has a passion for teaching and building leaders. We are confident that he will add tremendous value to the important work we do around the world.”

Chatmon is an accomplished speaker, author, change agent and leader in the business and faith-based communities. He has a track record of building sustainable communities and driving business essentials across diverse industries, resulting in organizational and personal transformation.

“I am humbled and honored to serve John Maxwell’s enterprise through my role as president of Equip Leadership and The John Maxwell Leadership Foundation. John Maxwell encourages leaders to put their dreams to the test, and so I continue on a transformational journey of impact and influence of the nations through leaders with a greater purpose.”

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