LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY    TRANSFORMATION The Story Of Harbor Shores
Vision“Make no little plans. They have notthe magic to stir men’s blood andprobably themselves will not berealized. Make b...
PREAMBLE
AGRICULTURE TO       INDUSTRIALIZATIONEarly 1900’s………………………….TO……………………………1970’s
IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION
POPULATION DECLINE                HISTORICAL POPULATIONS174000172000                     171276170000168000166000         ...
UNEMPLOYMENT TRENDS1098765                      Berrien County4                      Michigan3                      United...
INCUBATION OF SYSTEMIC            ISSUES Education viz a viz Family System Political System – No confidence in the  gove...
1985-2003:         INDUSTRIAL SHUTDOWN WHAT NEXT? - Jobs Needed!!!!! - Environmental Remediation - Refurbishing Community...
A Foundation for Community      Transformation
HISTORY Began consultancy with Melrose/Evergreen in 2002. River Run, LLC formed October, 2004 by Whirlpool Corporation a...
WHY BERRIEN COUNTY? Social/Cultural Development Need Brownfield Environment Confluence of Support Local, State and Fed...
THE ADVENT OF
THE SITUATION
ST. JOE/ BENTON HARBOR RACIAL DIVIDE  - St. Joseph    90.3% Caucasian.  - Benton Harbor     92.4% African American. ECON...
ST. JOE/ BENTON HARBORPOLITICAL DIVIDE   Multiple City Governments   Multiple Municipalities – Benton Harbor,    St. Jo...
BENTON HARBOR          GOVERNMENTFINANCIALLY INSOVENT – TAX BASE City Of Benton Harbor    $79 Million City Of St. Joseph ...
ENVIRONMENTAL           CONDITIONSSTATE SUPPORT (1990’s) – In excess of $30 MillionUSEPA SUPER FUND SITE – Approx. $7 Mi...
POLITICAL CLIMATESEVERE TRUST ISSUESLEADERSHIP VACUUMDYSFUNCTIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS
SOCIAL CLIMATEANTI-GROWTHRACISMCIVIL DISTURBANCE (2003)
BUSINESS CLIMATECOMMERCIAL VACANCY   Downtown Benton Harbor – vacancy in    excess of 50%SEARCH FOR BLUE COLLAR JOBSUN...
TRANSFORMATIONAL     PROJECT
BENCHMARKSEAST LAKE COUNTRY CLUB—Atlanta, GABAY HARBOR—Harbor Springs, MIKOHLER—Kohler, WI
PARTNERS FOR CHANGE COUNCIL FOR WORLD CLASSCOMMUNITIES (CONSORTIUM    CORNERSTONE     WHIRLPOOLCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT)     ...
OBJECTIVES Human Capacity Building Economic Development Increased Tax Base Physical Development Environmental Improve...
CHALLENGES Land assembly—125+ Parcels Economy—Financial Crash 2008/Real Estate Bubble Burst Political—Dysfunctional Ben...
INVESTMENT OVERVIEW INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT         $89 Million TOTAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT            $424+ Million...
EARLY ORGANIZATION
RIVERRUN                  CORNERSTONE      CWCCWHIRLPOOL CORP.                    ALLIANCE       (CCD)                    ...
ORGANIZATIONAL  STRUCTURE
CORNERSTONE                  CONSORTIUM COMMUNITY                         WHIRLPOOL               ALLIANCE                ...
RESULTS
LAND PLAN IMPLEMENTATION 500+ acre mixed use recreational/resort 18 Hole Jack Nicklaus Design Golf Course spread across ...
JOB CREATION   PROJECTED BREAKDOWN OF        PROJECTED BREAKDOWN OFCONSTRUCTION PHASE DIRECT JOBS    PERMANENT DIRECT JOBS
PR/MARKETING ACTIVITIESMedia CoverageInternet CoverageArticles in:  – USA Today  – WSJ  – NY Times  – Chicago Tribune  ...
COMMUNITY IMPACT Community spirit Dedication to working together Government reorganization Senior PGA 2012 & 2014     ...
WHIRLPOOL EXPANSION
PROJECT LEADERSHIP     SUMMARY
BOARD OF TRUSTEES   DAVID WHITWAM (Chairman)    Leader    Directed Strategic Plans.   JEFF NOEL (Chief Operating Officer...
PROJECT MANAGEMENT:         EVERGREEN DEVELOPMENT   MARK HESEMANN (Managing Director)    Project Vision    Developer Soli...
LEADERSHIP CHALLENGESEntrepreneurial Project within corporate culturePublic-Private PartnershipDirecting a team with di...
LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR JEFF NOEL –                           BLAIR CLARK –       Hand’s On                              Str...
THE LEADER OF LEADERS                             –                      DAVID WHITWAM 4th chairman of WHIRLPOOL CORP. R...
LEADERSHIP SUCCESSESHARBOR SHORES: Investment deployed successfully Added tremendous financial value to the community R...
COMMUNITY SUCCESSES Enhanced co-operation between municipalities Strong community spirit “Can Do Attitude” Growth Focu...
LEADERSHIP TRAITS
1. It comes in all shapes and sizes.There is no one most effective style,  but it must be customized to the    leaders ind...
2. The more complicated the task,  the more diversity is requiredin leadership. Harbor Shores is an         excellent exam...
3. Leadership is not about making things    move in the direction you see fit;           it is about focusing       on the...
4. The most effective leadership is based in passion for the cause. No matter howseemingly insignificant the objective, gi...
5. Great leaders identify the talentwithin each team memberand allow them to run with it...even ifthey dont always agree s...
6. The leader keeps peace among theteam. Conflict must lead to collaboration.
7. Leaders lead by example especially in      business ethics and integrity.
8. Leaders are often quietand speak through listening.9. True leadership isgrounded in processthat leads toaccomplishment.
10. Leadership is communicative     and shares information.
11. At the end of the day leadership is  always evaluated on the basis ofaccomplishment. Accomplishment is        judged i...
12. Great leaders dont play politics.
13. At the end of the day the leader must weigh all considerations and opinions  of the team, then make and own the       ...
14. A leader takes responsibility for    defeat and gives credit in victory.                    “The price of greatness is...
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
Harbor shores   leadership presentation
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  1. 1. LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY TRANSFORMATION The Story Of Harbor Shores
  2. 2. Vision“Make no little plans. They have notthe magic to stir men’s blood andprobably themselves will not berealized. Make big plans, aim high inhope and work” - Daniel Burnham (Architect & Urban Planner)
  3. 3. PREAMBLE
  4. 4. AGRICULTURE TO INDUSTRIALIZATIONEarly 1900’s………………………….TO……………………………1970’s
  5. 5. IMPACT OF GLOBALIZATION
  6. 6. POPULATION DECLINE HISTORICAL POPULATIONS174000172000 171276170000168000166000 HISTORICAL164000 163875 POPULATIONS162000 162453160000 161378158000156000 1970 1980 1990 2000
  7. 7. UNEMPLOYMENT TRENDS1098765 Berrien County4 Michigan3 United States210
  8. 8. INCUBATION OF SYSTEMIC ISSUES Education viz a viz Family System Political System – No confidence in the government Decline Of Social Services – Police Department, Fire Department etc… Decline in Tax Base
  9. 9. 1985-2003: INDUSTRIAL SHUTDOWN WHAT NEXT? - Jobs Needed!!!!! - Environmental Remediation - Refurbishing Community Infrastructure. - Community Self Identification Branding - Increased Tax Base/ Financial Independence
  10. 10. A Foundation for Community Transformation
  11. 11. HISTORY Began consultancy with Melrose/Evergreen in 2002. River Run, LLC formed October, 2004 by Whirlpool Corporation and Cornerstone Alliance with Melrose serving as pre- development consultant. Formalized business plan to be delivered August 1, 2005  Location history  Project description and organizational structure  Master plan/Project design  Project entitlements  Project budget and schedule  Investment structure • Private equity/debt • Public grants, loans and tax credits  Marketing plan • Investors/Third-party developers
  12. 12. WHY BERRIEN COUNTY? Social/Cultural Development Need Brownfield Environment Confluence of Support Local, State and Federal Governments Private Sector Support Shortage of Waterfront Development Opportunities Burgeoning Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis Second-Home Markets Location…
  13. 13. THE ADVENT OF
  14. 14. THE SITUATION
  15. 15. ST. JOE/ BENTON HARBOR RACIAL DIVIDE - St. Joseph 90.3% Caucasian. - Benton Harbor 92.4% African American. ECONOMIC DIVIDE - St. Joseph Per Capita Income & Unemployment at par/or exceeding national average. - Benton Harbor Lowest Per Capita Income In Michigan - $9,607 Real Unemployment Exceeding 40% EDUCATIONAL DIVIDE - St Joseph Best educational system in the state. - Benton Harbor 2/3rd of Workforce read 9th Grade Or Less. Excess of 50% dropout rate.
  16. 16. ST. JOE/ BENTON HARBORPOLITICAL DIVIDE  Multiple City Governments  Multiple Municipalities – Benton Harbor, St. Joseph ,Stevensville, Benton Township, St. Joseph Township, Shoreline.  Fragmented Social Services Multiple Police Departments Multiple Fire Departments
  17. 17. BENTON HARBOR GOVERNMENTFINANCIALLY INSOVENT – TAX BASE City Of Benton Harbor $79 Million City Of St. Joseph $337 MillionHIGHLY POLITICIZED
  18. 18. ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONSSTATE SUPPORT (1990’s) – In excess of $30 MillionUSEPA SUPER FUND SITE – Approx. $7 MillionCORPORATE CLEANUP – Approx. $20 Million
  19. 19. POLITICAL CLIMATESEVERE TRUST ISSUESLEADERSHIP VACUUMDYSFUNCTIONAL PUBLIC MEETINGS
  20. 20. SOCIAL CLIMATEANTI-GROWTHRACISMCIVIL DISTURBANCE (2003)
  21. 21. BUSINESS CLIMATECOMMERCIAL VACANCY  Downtown Benton Harbor – vacancy in excess of 50%SEARCH FOR BLUE COLLAR JOBSUNATTRACTIVE PLACE TO ATTRACT EMPLOYEES
  22. 22. TRANSFORMATIONAL PROJECT
  23. 23. BENCHMARKSEAST LAKE COUNTRY CLUB—Atlanta, GABAY HARBOR—Harbor Springs, MIKOHLER—Kohler, WI
  24. 24. PARTNERS FOR CHANGE COUNCIL FOR WORLD CLASSCOMMUNITIES (CONSORTIUM CORNERSTONE WHIRLPOOLCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT) ALLIANCE FOUNDATION HUMAN CAPACITY ECONOMIC PHILANTHROPIC BUILDING DEVELOPMENT ARM OF - LITERACY WHIRLPOOL CORP. - JOB TRAINING - JOB GROWTH
  25. 25. OBJECTIVES Human Capacity Building Economic Development Increased Tax Base Physical Development Environmental Improvement Rebranding Jobs, Jobs, Jobs!!!! Education
  26. 26. CHALLENGES Land assembly—125+ Parcels Economy—Financial Crash 2008/Real Estate Bubble Burst Political—Dysfunctional Benton Harbor City Government; Distrust with Benton Township  State of Michigan appoints emergency financial manager Legal—Jean Klock Park Environmental—EPA Superfund Site, Soil Conditions Marketing/Branding
  27. 27. INVESTMENT OVERVIEW INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENT $89 Million TOTAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT $424+ Million ESTIMATED INFRASTRUCTURE COMPLETION 2012 ESTIMATED ABSORPTION PERIOD 2015- 2020
  28. 28. EARLY ORGANIZATION
  29. 29. RIVERRUN CORNERSTONE CWCCWHIRLPOOL CORP. ALLIANCE (CCD) EVERGREEN DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, LLC
  30. 30. ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
  31. 31. CORNERSTONE CONSORTIUM COMMUNITY WHIRLPOOL ALLIANCE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION HARBOR SHORES COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT MANAGER – PROJECT FINANCE – LEGAL COMMUNITY OUTREACH.EVERGREEN DEVELOP. CO. WHIRLPOOL CORP.. . Design & Architecture  Banking Relations  Zoning  Cornerstone Initiatives. Land Planning PNB  Entitlements  CCD Initiatives Environmental Morgan Stanley Chase  Litigation Entitlements Whirlpool Foundation  Property Acquisition Financial Management Berrien County Government  Developer Agreements Marketing & Advertising Sales Developer Recruitment
  32. 32. RESULTS
  33. 33. LAND PLAN IMPLEMENTATION 500+ acre mixed use recreational/resort 18 Hole Jack Nicklaus Design Golf Course spread across 200 acres 826 Residencies 2 Hotels: -Golf and Beach Lodge 80 rooms -Hotel/Conference Centre 350 rooms Indoor Water Park - 60,000 sq. ft. Commercial/ Retail Space – 43,000 sq. ft. Golf Club Structures - 22,000 sq. ft.
  34. 34. JOB CREATION PROJECTED BREAKDOWN OF PROJECTED BREAKDOWN OFCONSTRUCTION PHASE DIRECT JOBS PERMANENT DIRECT JOBS
  35. 35. PR/MARKETING ACTIVITIESMedia CoverageInternet CoverageArticles in: – USA Today – WSJ – NY Times – Chicago Tribune – Major Magazines
  36. 36. COMMUNITY IMPACT Community spirit Dedication to working together Government reorganization Senior PGA 2012 & 2014 $20 Million Economic Impact Per Year Job growth Whirlpool Expansion—dedication to longevity
  37. 37. WHIRLPOOL EXPANSION
  38. 38. PROJECT LEADERSHIP SUMMARY
  39. 39. BOARD OF TRUSTEES DAVID WHITWAM (Chairman) Leader Directed Strategic Plans. JEFF NOEL (Chief Operating Officer) – Development Leader Directed Tactical Plans. WENDY CHESSER (Trustee) Community Economic Development. MARCUS ROBINSON (Trustee) Community Benefits, Support and Outreach. BLAIR CLARK (Trustee) Whirlpool Corp, Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning. JOHN CAMERON (Secretary)
  40. 40. PROJECT MANAGEMENT: EVERGREEN DEVELOPMENT MARK HESEMANN (Managing Director) Project Vision Developer Solicitation Primary Liaison with Trustees BOB MCFEETER (Director Of Development) Project Planning Project Entitlements Project Construction Schedules & Budgets RON ENG (Director of Marketing) Marketing Plan Agency Relationships JEFF GILBERTSEN (Director of Finance) Financial Planning Accounting, Budgeting and Cash Management Liaison with Whirlpool Foundation Banking Relationships
  41. 41. LEADERSHIP CHALLENGESEntrepreneurial Project within corporate culturePublic-Private PartnershipDirecting a team with different mastersOperating under challenging social conditionsOperating under challenging economic conditions
  42. 42. LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOR JEFF NOEL –  BLAIR CLARK – Hand’s On Strategy Focus Detail Oriented Analytical Broad Foresight Strong Corporate Perspective  MARK HESEMANN – WENDY CHESSER – Visionary High Energy Highly Delegatory Highly Communicative Public & Presentation Savvy Encouraged Discussions Marketing Orientation Good PR  BOB McFEETER – Task Oriented MARCUS ROBINSON – Detail Oriented Friendly Persona Highly Administrative Charismatic Efficient Diplomatic/Political Operator
  43. 43. THE LEADER OF LEADERS – DAVID WHITWAM 4th chairman of WHIRLPOOL CORP. Responsible for Whirlpool going from No.2 domestic appliance company to No. 1 in the world. Leadership began when all factories were torn down and manufacturing left . Whirlpool’s presence in the Benton Harbor area was transforming from manufacturing to corporate headquarters. Envisioned HARBOR SHORES as enabler for community transformation. Corporate Visionary – taking company global, developing new product lines(kitchen, garage etc). Multi-faceted, Excellent Communicator, Strong Community Spirit , Compassionate, Strong Aura.
  44. 44. LEADERSHIP SUCCESSESHARBOR SHORES: Investment deployed successfully Added tremendous financial value to the community Real estate and golf performance far excelled local / national comps Strong market reception/community approval Comprehensive community support Well positioned for future success Senior PGA Championship 2012 & 2014 Important golf destination in the mid-west.
  45. 45. COMMUNITY SUCCESSES Enhanced co-operation between municipalities Strong community spirit “Can Do Attitude” Growth Focused Revenues for Benton Harbor increasing - Golf Revenue - Jean Klock Park Revenue - Tax Base Increase Perception of Benton Harbor improving Transformation of the physical, emotional and social landscape of all the communities
  46. 46. LEADERSHIP TRAITS
  47. 47. 1. It comes in all shapes and sizes.There is no one most effective style, but it must be customized to the leaders individual strengths.
  48. 48. 2. The more complicated the task, the more diversity is requiredin leadership. Harbor Shores is an excellent example of multi-disciplinary leadership requirements.
  49. 49. 3. Leadership is not about making things move in the direction you see fit; it is about focusing on the goals and objectives.
  50. 50. 4. The most effective leadership is based in passion for the cause. No matter howseemingly insignificant the objective, give it your all.
  51. 51. 5. Great leaders identify the talentwithin each team memberand allow them to run with it...even ifthey dont always agree so long asthey never lose sight of the goal. “The greatest lesson in life is to know even fools are right sometimes” -Winston Churchill
  52. 52. 6. The leader keeps peace among theteam. Conflict must lead to collaboration.
  53. 53. 7. Leaders lead by example especially in business ethics and integrity.
  54. 54. 8. Leaders are often quietand speak through listening.9. True leadership isgrounded in processthat leads toaccomplishment.
  55. 55. 10. Leadership is communicative and shares information.
  56. 56. 11. At the end of the day leadership is always evaluated on the basis ofaccomplishment. Accomplishment is judged in many ways.” “However beautiful the strategy you should occasionally look at the results” -Winston Churchill.
  57. 57. 12. Great leaders dont play politics.
  58. 58. 13. At the end of the day the leader must weigh all considerations and opinions of the team, then make and own the final decision. “The buck stops here!!” - Harry Truman.
  59. 59. 14. A leader takes responsibility for defeat and gives credit in victory. “The price of greatness is responsibility” - Winston Churchill.

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