Kevin and Linda Noe were pleased to originate the World Leaders Forum and Chair the inaugural event in 2011. This event was hosted on the campus of Judson University in Elgin, Illinois and featured former President George W. Bush as the keynote speaker.
Kevin served as an advisor to the 2012 World Leaders Forum which featured former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. In 2013, Kevin served as the co-Chair which featured former British Prime Minister Tony Blair. Event proceeds [gross] designated for endowment now exceeds $2.0M and have created tremendous visibility for Judson University in and around the northern Illinois.
This event brings a group of World Leaders to the campus each year to ignite a flame of leadership for all who attend. All proceeds are donated to the Entrepreneurship Program Endowment Fund and Judson Student Scholarship Fund for educating tomorrow’s leaders.
The World Leaders Forum does more than offer students and area professionals the opportunity to be in the presence of and be inspired by “World Leaders,” it serves as a catalyst to raise the capital necessary to begin an Entrepreneurial Studies Program at Judson University. One dream to fund another and so the cycle will continue as future leaders come to Judson with the aspirations of acquiring the knowledge and connections necessary to give their entrepreneurial dreams life.
In July 2014, Kevin became Chairman of the Judson University World Leaders Forum Board of Directors. Judson University has hosted President George W. Bush, President Mikhail Gorbachev, Prime Minister Tony Blair, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Mexican President Felipe Calderon.