The Connie Maxwell Children’s Home board of trustees has conferred the status of president emeritus upon former president and longtime organizational supporter Ben Davis.
At the November board meeting, a motion from the executive committee was brought to the full board at the suggestion of new president Danny Nicholson. The motion passed unanimously.
“I’ve studied leadership for a long time,” Nicholson said, “and one of the things I took away in all my studies was that history reveals the future. History builds what you get to stand on, and you stand on it with reverence and respect.”
Nicholson continued, “Just like we respect our parents, grandparents, coaches, or other people who have been a part of our past and molded us into who we are, so Ben Davis has done for this organization.”
Davis began his relationship with Connie Maxwell as a trustee in 1990, becoming a staff member in 1993 and ultimately being named president in August 2002. He has continued to remain involved with the organization since his retirement in 2014.
“I’m humbled and very honored,” Davis said. “People would often mention to me and Polly what a blessing we were to the children’s home, but the real blessing was to us. I will continue to do everything I can to support this ministry.”