A native to Louisville, Kentucky and a United States Air Force Veteran, Arthur Cox has worked as Executive Director of St. George’s for over 15 years. In 2004, he led the successful organizational transformation from a recreational hangout into one of the premier educational after-school and summer program for youth in West Louisville, where it still thrives today. Arthur earned a Bachelors Degree in Sports Management from the University of Louisville. He has served as numerous youth development committees and coalitions within the community. He’s trained in Outcome Measurement, Youth Program Quality Assessment, University of Louisville CHAMPS Facilitation & 4 Your Child Fatherhood Facilitation. Arthur is a graduate of Focus Louisville. He has completed the Center for Non-Profit Excellence Emerging Leaders program and is a part of the 2015 Graduating class of the Leadership Network. He’s a part of the Executives Leadership Circle recognized by the Center for Non Profit Excellence. Prior to his role at St. George’s, Arthur worked with Youth Alive, YMCA, and The Louisville Youth Opportunity Network (LYON). Arthur is a home base business owner and empowers others to do the same. In his leisure time, he enjoys traveling and spending time with his Fiance Sha’Da and his three beautiful children, Omari and Aniyah and Sha’Corey.
Chase L. Cantrell
Chase L. Cantrell is the Executive Director of Building Community Value (BCV). In this role, he leads a diverse team of experts in implementing BCV’s training, technical assistance, and consulting programs. Chase is a critical voice in Detroit’s policy making and revitalization efforts, playing a crucial role as an advocate for residents who work hard to restore and improve the physical infrastructure of Detroit’s neighborhoods. Observing a gap in Detroit’s real estate ecosystem, Chase founded BCV as a bridge between the resources accessible to traditional real estate actors and Detroit residents and nonprofits who wish to make a positive impact within their communities. He is active in all aspects of the organization’s service offerings and has provided direct consulting support to local community development organizations. He has positioned the organization to be laser-focused on providing meaningful technical assistance to small-scale developers. Prior to founding BCV, Chase served as a Detroit-based transactional attorney at Dykema Gossett and Kotz Sangster. He built his career helping companies of all sizes (from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies) in matters related to real estate and corporate law. He is still a licensed member of the State Bar of Michigan and a member of the ACLU Lawyers Committee for Wayne County, Michigan. Chase has a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Michigan College of LS&A.