Indiana Wesleyan University - Indianapolis North Education and Conference Center
3777 Priority Way South Drive
Indianapolis, IN 46240
John L. Merriweather is the President and CEO of GO Companies. He sets and champions the company’s strategic vision and direction with an uncompromising focus on service, performance, and providing extraordinary value to clients. Under John’s servant, inspirational, and visionary leadership, the company is recognized internationally as a premier and go-to destination service partner.
Before founding the company in 1998, John worked in corporate education and quality management for a distribution company in Carmel, Indiana. John launched his career in the United States Army in 1990, where he served proudly for three years including a tour in Operation Desert Storm.
John is a graduate of Indiana University and he has completed a Masters in business coursework at the University of Indianapolis. John also graduated from the executive education programs at UTEP (University of Texas at El Paso) and the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Community Involvement: AAU Basketball coach, Youth Football Coach, Carmel Dads Club Involvement, Youth Mentor & Speaker, Professional Development Training.
We are excited to have John be our kickoff speaker for First Fridays Indianapolis North.
What can I bring into the event?
Bring a notebook/journal, and pen. Bring on open mind to listen and learn about how you can change/adjust your leadership style.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Landon DeCrastos at email@example.com or 317.208.7615
First Fridays was founded in Fort Wayne, Indiana by brothers Jim and Jere Johnson who were raised by a wonderful family that taught them both serving others is a key to life. Jim is the VP of Member Services at 3Rivers FCU and he is a John Maxwell Certified Leadership Coach who can engage in a conversation with a stranger and walk away a lifetime friend. Jere is a Corporate Rep for Indiana Wesleyan University and a former basketball coach and athletics director who has served at the college and high school levels. He has also been a chaplain for Northwestern football in the Big Ten.
Kevin Watchel, IWU Chief Strategic Officer for our National and Global programs Kevin brings a wealth of executive and strategic experience from outside of higher education. He has spent 30 years working in the oil and financial services industries. In these roles he was responsible for leading large teams, managing eight figure budgets, and implementing strategic initiatives. He is LEAN certified, has had extensive training in strategic planning, leadership (Human Synergistics), and organizational change management.
We are grateful for the IWU-Indianapolis North team for hosting these events. This is the third location for First Fridays (Fort Wayne, West Chester, OH, Indianapolis North).
Our goal is that you walk away better than when you came. We know we will become better after meeting you as well.