Josette Ryder, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of NE Indiana

Aaron is so much more than a big man with a loud voice.  He is a valued volunteer, an outstanding advocate for youth mentor programs, and one of the most engaging and interesting speakers we have ever experienced!  Aaron’s long standing commitment to Big Brothers Big Sisters has been enormously important to the organization.  Always eager to flex his motivational muscle, Aaron continues to lend his talents to events and speaking engagements, including the recent Real Men Read luncheon.  Humor, imagination, and the perfect blend of relevant information helps him captivate all types of audiences- from 3rd graders to million-dollar corporate partners.  His unique ability to appeal to corporate sponsors and non-profit staff in the same breath puts a sharp, and often witty, edge on his polished speaking style.  With energetic delivery and clear passion for progressive change, Aaron inspires far-reaching community impact.  Big Brothers Big Sisters owes a great deal to this shining example of community leadership.  You inspire us, Aaron!”