Dean Webb is a STRONG CEO. He’s the Executive Director of Faith Farm Ministries, a 66-Year-Old, 10 Month Residential Drug And Alcohol Addiction Recovery Program with three separate campuses in Boynton Beach, Ft. Lauderdale and Lake Okeechobee, FL. Dean joined Faith Farm’s staff in June 2007. His prior experience included being a
stockbroker and researcher with Merrill Lynch followed by President of his own securities firm. He was acting President for Larry Burkett’s Christian Financial Concepts.
Dean Webb is a spectacular example of what nonprofits need most, leaders who last a decade in their position and grow their organization’s financial capacity.
In my book RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY I point out that sustainable nonprofits are led by extraordinary executives (CEOs/Presidents/Executive Directors). These leaders possessed specific attitudes, beliefs, and skills sets. They also take personal responsibility for project implementation and outcomes. Enter Dean Webb. Don’t forget, Dean joined Faith-Farm right before worst down-turn in the economy since the great depression!
Here’s what he accomplished during that tumultuous period through today:
a. He built more capacity over ten-years than those ministries who indicated they stagnated or declined during the same time period.
b. He grew Faith Farm’s budget, programs, customers & donors, despite the recession.
c. He grew Faith Farm’s financial capacity regardless of the size his board.
d. He externalized Faith Farm’s mission for the purpose of revenue generation.
e. He developed board members who evaluate his performance and promoted HIS vision for Faith Farm.
You see, like Dean Webb, the greatest contribution we can make to the nonprofit sector is to do whatever it takes to attract, pay and empower great CEOs.
Dean is one of my great ministry heroes.
Dean Webb is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Marketing. He is a Vietnam Veteran, a graduate of the US Naval War College, and US Navy Communications School where he served as a Navy Commander. Dean Webb is also the author of two books; U-TURN To God and An Extraordinary Ordinary Life. The first book is a group of 50 Faith Farm graduation speeches that that give testimony to the lasting, life transformation received while in the Faith Farm Program. The second book is an autobiography of Dean’s life through powerful vignettes evidencing his unshakable faith, prayer and obedience. Dean is married to Cindy, has two daughters, and five grandchildren. Faith Farm Ministries offers a faith-based residential drug and alcohol addiction transformation and recovery program. With 440 beds across three campuses in South Florida, we offer the time and tools it takes to choose to live a productive life in recovery. Faith Farm began in 1951 as an overnight rescue mission in Ft. Lauderdale. Today each campus has a church, thrift store, and live-on staff of pastors, teachers, and counselors. All faiths, races, and socio-economic classes are welcome. Faith Farm offers all recovery services free of charge.
Jimmy LaRose’s RE-IMAGINING PHILANTHROPY is an industry bestseller in Hardback, Digital & Audio Book Versions.