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A small group of business leaders whose services are built upon the values of love, faith, and acceptance merge their diverse community giving pursuits and passions into one combined effort to expand opportunities for families and communities.
 

Sapphire Jule King, MAEd - Founder & President

Ms. King's tireless dedication to healing and protecting children—including the unhealed child within the adult— and building strong families stems from her own personal journey of healing from childhood abuse, alcoholism, and strained family relationships. God now stands as her ultimate guide and source of strength for maintaining more than 14 years of sobriety and answering a higher calling to strengthen families worldwide. Ms. King received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Houston and a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training from University of Phoenix. In Fall 2015, she will begin her Master of Divinity studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Over her broad, 25-year consulting career in developmental education, personal development, holistic healing, and organizational effectiveness evaluating personnel performance, quality of service, and regulatory compliance, Ms. King’s underlying goal has always been to improve the personal and professional success of others. Additionally, she began her 10-year research career as an R&D Engineer before transitioning into social research. Acting as Chairman, Ms. King shapes the overall vision, strategy and direction of the Coalition. She leads the Coalition’s mission, advocates for its issues, and drives organizational performance, improvement, and growth. Ms. King receives no compensation of any kind, and performs her duties on an “as needed” basis.
 

Dr. Steven L. Siegel - COO & Vice President

Dr. Siegel is a volunteer director who also serves as our Chief Operating Officer and Vice President. Currently, Dr. Siegel is the Managing Director at Green Street Partners. Throughout his 25-year international career, which includes 10 years as an investment banker and 15+ years as CFO or COO of public and private companies, Dr. Siegel’s goal has always been to help the company be more efficient. His extensive experience in streamlining operations, business development, M&A, strategic partnerships, and negotiating licensing deals has led to enhanced financial performance and top line growth for the top Fortune 1000 companies. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance and a Master of Business Administration and International Finance from California Coast University. He also received a Doctorate of Business Administration and International Finance with Magna Cum Laude honors from Southern California University for Professional Studies. From 1998 to 2007, Dr. Siegel was listed in Who’s Who in the Media and Communication, Who’s Who in Finance and Business, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.
 

Mateo Z. Fowler - Chief Legal Officer

Mr. Fowler is a volunteer director who also serves as our corporate secretary and general counsel. Currently, Mr. Fowler is a partner in the for-profit Woolf Gafni & Fowler, LLP law firm. Mr. Fowler specializes in intellectual property and commercial litigation. Mr. Fowler received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin, and he received his Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law. His training has included serving as a de facto general counsel for a consumer electronics company and helping develop and advise clients on the formation of companies and non-profit entities. Mr. Fowler’s duties are spelled out in our bylaws, and include, but are not limited to, day-to-day administrative functions, attending annual meetings and meetings of our board of directors, voting on board decisions, properly recording minutes, and addressing day-to-day legal issues that affect International Freedom Coalition. Mr. Fowler receives no compensation of any kind, and performs his duties on an “as needed” basis.
 

Carol Lockwood - Chief Development Officer

Ms. Lockwood is a volunteer director who serves as our National Development Partner/Chief Development Officer. Ms. Lockwood is currently President and CEO of Lockwood Global Development LLC where she advises and creates successful development plans for not-for-profit clients. For nearly 20 years, she has specialized in developing and optimizing funding sources for both for-profit and not-for-profit entities through compelling development planning, event planning, strategic planning, and exceptional public relations. She received dual Bachelor degrees in Theology and Finance from Houston Baptist University. Ms. Lockwood’s extensive background and expertise in business development, finance, and marketing will help fulfill her duties as outlined in our bylaws, and include, but are not limited to, creation of development and fundraising strategies, properly recording donor development, and addressing day-to-day development issues that affect International Freedom Coalition. Ms. Lockwood receives no compensation of any kind, and performs her duties on an “as needed” basis.
 

Lisa Alexander - Chief Communications Officer

Mrs. Alexander is a volunteer director who serves as the organization's Communications Director. Known as The Marketing Stylist™, she has worked as a marketing consultant and creative adviser for 20 years. Mrs. Alexander received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Marketing from Ashford University where she graduated with high honors. She was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Sigma and Golden Key International Honour Societies. She has helped entrepreneurs, small businesses and other nonprofit organizations achieve their marketing goals through strategic planning and implementation. Mrs. Alexander’s training and expertise will help fulfill her duties as outlined in our bylaws, and include but are not limited to, development of organizationwide communications, media, marketing, branding and PR strategy. Mrs. Alexander receives no compensation of any kind, and performs her duties on an “as needed” basis.
 

Scott Holte - Chief Networking Officer

Scott Holte is a volunteer director who serves as the Coalition’s Chief Networking Officer. Mr. Holte is currently President of HDK Plastics, LTD., a manufacturing company, and President & CEO of HMG, Inc., a Minnesota-based Venture Capital Business Incubator. Under his leadership and marketing savvy, HMG, Inc. has earned a reputation for jumpstarting start-up, early stage and turn-around opportunities. Mr. Holte also serves as Director-Special Projects with footwear and apparel company Tanel 360® and President and Board Member of Enigma, Inc., a Silicon Valley-based NFC Technology Company. He is the former Director of Marketing Services for L.A. Gear, Inc. Mr. Holte will employ his executive management and direct-to-consumer marketing experience to develop and oversee an effective partnership building strategy to increase the Coalition’s Affiliate network of businesses, NGO’s, civic groups, churches, community leaders, elected officials, and celebrities who believe in its vision and are dedicated to the fulfillment of its mission. Mr. Holte further revises recognition initiatives that increase Affiliate morale, participation, and sense of belonging in our family. In addition, he chairs the Affiliate Relations Committee of Regional and Division Directors Mr. Holte receives no compensation of any kind, and performs her duties on an “as needed” basis.

     
    
 
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