Impact presents: Kevin Trapani, Redwoods Group

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Summary Sentence: Impact presents: Kevin Trapani, Redwoods Group

Full Summary: Please join Kevin A. Trapani, co-fouder and CEO of The Redwoods Group, for an empowering talk! 

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Please join Kevin A. Trapani, co-fouder and CEO of The Redwoods Group, for an empowering talk. 

A 1979 Duke University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Kevin lives in Chapel Hill, NC and is married and the father of three children. Kevin is an engaged community leader: he is Chair of NCWorks, the 33-member commission overseeing all workforce development activities in North Carolina; immediate past chair of of United Way of the Greater Triangle (NC) and the Board of the Center for the Advancement of Social Entrepreneurship at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and he’s on the External Advisory Council of The Institute for Nonprofits at North Carolina State University. Kevin was the Social Entrepreneur in Residence and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2016-17; and he’s been a regular member of the Vestry of the Chapel of the Cross, an Episcopal parish in Chapel Hill, NC.

The Redwoods Group — a company which Kevin co-founded in 1997—has turned the traditional insurance model on its head. Instead of seeing claims as simply an expense, Redwoods views them for what they are: frequently painful and sometimes tragic stories involving real human beings. Under Kevin’s leadership, Redwoods has helped transform how youth-serving organizations transport kids and guard their pools, and it has played a key role in building a movement to prevent child sexual abuse. Today, Redwoods is a social enterprise dedicated to insuring and protecting YMCAs, resident camps, Jewish Community Centers, Boys and Girls Clubs, and overnight camps all over the country.

Redwoods, which became an independent insuring unit of Crum & Forster in April 2015, is a certified B-Corporation - among the first B-Corps in the US. In fact, Redwoods has been honored regularly by B-Lab, the non-profit that leads the movement to use business for social change: in 2012 for “Best Overall” and “Best for Community,” and in 2013 and 2014 for “Best for Worker Impact.”

About the Impact Speaker Series:

Since 2002, the Impact Speaker Series has brought highly successful business leaders from a variety of industries to campus to share their experiences and give advice to students and other entrepreneurs on topics ranging from "building a venture around intellectual capital" to "successful entrepreneurship in large organizations" and "socially responsible leadership." The weekly series provides Georgia Tech students, alumni and the Atlanta business community an opportunity to network and learn from successful entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and notable business and non-profit leaders. The lecture series is sponsored by the Institute for Leadership and Entrepreneurship.

The series is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.



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Scheller College of Business

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IMPACT Series, Kevin Trapani, Redwoods Group
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