Halftime Talent Solutions is pleased to announce that Tim Huddleston has been named Executive Chairman for Kids Across America. Tim has had a longtime relationship with the KAA organization and its leadership team and Board of Directors. KAA has been searching for a mature and faithful Christ follower, with a substantial track record of successful executive leadership who has a recognized passion for organizational excellence. It is hard to imagine how anyone could be more connected to the KAA culture and community and its mission of “Transforming urban youth to impact their communities for Christ”.
Tim served most recently as the Dean of Development for the Collage of the Ozarks in Branson, MO and is a confident and mature leader. Tim has had a significant impact on the college's fundraising operations. He and his team have effectively moved the organization to leverage social media at a level that is admirable (70,000 Face book Friends and 15M networked connections). Prior to this, Tim spent twenty years in private business, 14 of which he served bi-vocationally in church ministry. As an entrepreneur, he started and successfully operated three different companies in the financial services industry. In addition to company operations, Tim has also developed and implemented community relationship and employee participation plans.
Tim received his B.S. from the College of the Ozarks, his M.B.A. at Southwest Baptist University. Prior to his new position with KAA, Tim served as the Chief Development Officer for College of the Ozarks where he assisted in many roles related to organizational financial development. He attends First Baptist Church and has served on the board of the College of the Ozarks Associates, Rotary International, the Branson Public Schools, Taney County Planning and Zoning, Rockaway Beach Foundation, Bridge of Faith Community Church, and Young Life.
Kids Across America began in 1978 as a one week camp offered to serve the camping needs of urban youth by Kanakuk Kamps, the largest family of Christian sports camps in America. The demand for a camp dedicated to serving urban youth and inner-city adult leaders continued to grow birthing the first Kids Across America Kamp in 1991. As the numbers of young people and leaders served through the camps has grown, KAA has also grown in the scope of support services provided throughout the year. For more information about KidsAcross America, click here.