Join us to hear Howard Brodsky discuss the challenges facing philanthropy, impact investing, and a just economic development policy. He will also share with attendees his insight on Building a Better World Now, and why cooperatives are the better business model (addressing how they overcome the challenges) based on the case study of his company CCA Global. Additionally, his talk will cover the US cooperative business sector and its impact.
Tuesday, April 26
1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Global Crossroads Classroom
Education/Social Work Building, Room 2132
901 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
About Howard Brodsky
Brodsky is one of the leading entrepreneurs and cooperative leaders in America. He is the Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of CCA Global Partners, one of the largest cooperatives in the United States. Brodsky is passionate about moving the cooperative business model forward to help bring power and equality back to local communities.
A pioneer of the cooperative business model, Brodsky dedicated his career to helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses by providing the scale and resources they needed to compete. The newest divisions added to the group are CCA for Social Good which services over 6000 child care centers and 1000 nonprofits, and BizUnite providing back room business services for over one million independent businesses.
Brodsky’s most significant accomplishment was his induction into the Cooperative Hall of Fame, established to recognize individuals who make unparalleled contributions in advancement of the principles of cooperation in the US. One of Brodsky’s other notable accomplishments was being inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame along with such people as Michael Dell and Starbucks’ Howard Schultz. Also, for five years he has been a national judge and chairman of the National Judging Committee for the North American Entrepreneur of the Year Program.
Most recently, Brodsky was the recipient of the Granite State Legacy Award, which recognizes those who have contributed significantly to the Granite State. He was also named New Hampshire Business Leader of the Year. He is a published author and his theory on business can be seen on the highly rated TEDxtalks.
Brodsky is Chairman of Cooperatives for a Better World, serves as Chairman of the New Hampshire Better Business Bureau; and also on the Southern New Hampshire University Board of Trustees, the Board of the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Elliot Hospital Board, and on the Board of the National Cooperative Business Association.
In his “spare” time, Brodsky serves his community as a justice of the peace, performing wedding ceremonies. To date, he has a perfect record in this arena; the more than two-dozen marriages he has performed all remain intact.