Marc Butler is the CEO and co-founder of JR Butler, and also a local entrepreneur of several other companies. As CEO of J.R. Butler—an engineering, manufacturing, and construction company—Marc is developing a 1000-year vision company and has faced his workforce development challenges with a unique spin. Marc developed a program called the Elite team that trains six young leaders each year. The Elite team focuses on leadership, time management skills, personal financial skills, as well as, social graces, and communications skills. Marc, along with his business partner Matt Calkins, also created a program for their executives called Veritas which teaches critical thinking, leadership, communication, and most importantly, knowing thyself. Marc has served on many boards of directors, including Families of Character, Arrupe Jesuit High School, Ivan Carter Wildlife Conservation Alliance, and Associated General Contractors, to name a few. Marc has been married for 25+ years to his wife and high school sweetheart, Dawn. He’s the father of two girls, and a proud grandfather of three.