Bob Buford

Chairman Emeritus

Bob Buford

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Buford passed away in 2018. He was an author and “entrepreneurial nonprofit philanthropist,” who in 1984 started Leadership Network, a private operating foundation, to identify and provide resources for senior ministers and staff of large church congregations (1,000-plus in attendance) in the U.S. He was also the founding chairman of the Board of Governors of the Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management (now the Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute). In January 1998, Mr. Buford launched what became Halftime, an organization to help high-powered marketplace leaders convert their faith into action and effective results. In 1999, Mr. Buford concluded a 35-year career in the communications business by selling Buford Television Inc., where he had been chairman. He is the author of four books, including the best seller, Halftime: Changing Your Game Plan from Success to Significance; Game Plan: Winning Strategies for the Second Half of Your Life; Stuck in Halftime: Reinvesting Your One and Only Life; and Finishing Well.