Habitat for Neighborhood Business Announces New Director Jacque Land
ST. LOUIS, May 18, 2017 - The John Cook School of Business and Habitat for Neighborhood Business (HNB) welcomes Jacque Land as the new university Program Director and Executive Director for the parent HNB organization. Land brings significant civic development experience to his new roles with the organization.
Organized in 2006 in partnership with the Cook School, HNB is a primarily volunteer organization that partners with universities and volunteer business people to help restore economic vitality to underserved neighborhoods through mentoring, networking and education for existing and aspiring minority entrepreneurs. In addition, HNB collaborates with developers, government and others sharing interests in strengthening neighborhood commerce.
Steven Frank, the HNB-SLU program chair said, “Jacque will have an immediate and positive impact on our program from day one.”
“We are thrilled to welcome Jacque to HNB. He brings a deep understanding and commitment to the mission of the organization, along with extensive experience,” added Douglas Brown, HNB chairman.
In his new roles, Land will be focused on developing programs, collaborations and partnerships to strengthening and expanding the number of entrepreneurs being supported.
Land is an influential member of the St. Louis community with ties to both business and non-profit communities. Jacque has entrepreneurial experience having co-owned Platinum Group Worldwide, a consulting business offering promotions and public relations for major events and JHL Concessions, a food service company specializing first-rate concessions.
As a community leader, Jacque served as executive director and president of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan St. Louis, an organization focused on community initiatives and programs in the areas of mentoring, education, economic development, health and wellness. Jacque serves on several boards throughout St. Louis including the St. Louis Public Library where he was appointed by the mayor and recently served as board president. He was also served on the Missouri Lottery Commission where he recently concluded a four-year term.
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