Local Men: Lindsay Huddleston
Following his whirlwind career in both corporate and political positions, Lindsay Huddleston is taking the next big step and starting his own business, The Huddleston Consulting Group, LLC. With a passion for philanthropy, Huddleston hopes to grow his Unlikely Saviors Philanthropic Project through his company and the release of his book, Unlikely Saviors.
Q: What motivated you to write your book?
A: I was at a high school championship game, I was part of corporate America and had access to a lot of foundation resources, and I saw these high school athletes that had such swagger, who knew who everyone was, and I realized if these young people could use the resources I had, they could have an impact. And I could have an impact on them. There are a lot of unsolved issues that amateur or young athletes face, and through the Unlikely Saviors Philanthropic Project, I could help them through issues like finding a feeling of worth even after the cheering stops.
Q: What are your hopes for your new business?
A: I would love to see the Unlikely Saviors Philanthropic Project become a locally and nationally sought after program that not only aids student athletes but student leaders, and most importantly get the next generation of students interested and active in philanthropic activities.
Q: How does your personal life influence your business?
A: Being married with a child means putting family first, working hard to be successful at business and have a lifestyle that is inclusive of family. I want my daughter to follow her passions, not let the world dictate what she wants to do. That’s what inspired me to start my own business, to be a personal example for her.
Tags: Huddleston Consulting Group, Local Men, Unlikely Survivors
Ami Iceman-Hauter is the Brand Manager at M3 Group in downtown Lansing. Iceman is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelors degree in creative advertising.