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.
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.