NORM MULDER, FOUNDER/CEO 

As an entrepreneur, civic leader, and passionate student of leadership, Norm Mulder brings his lifetime of experience as the founder of TOPUCU. He is a Vietnam Veteran who served faithfully with the United Sates Army. Upon returning from his military service, Norm became a firefighter/paramedic with the City of Bay Village, OH. During this time he successfully launched and sold his first business, which led him into financial planning. Thirty-five years later he is an owner and National Sales Director with Primerica overseeing 91 offices and over 1,200 agents. He has traveled nationally representing the company and is one of 95 recipients awarded to their Wall of Fame. He serves on multiple nonprofit boards helping facilitate community and life transformation across the U.S. Norm & his wife Pat live in Northeast Ohio. They have 5 adult children and sixteen grandchildren.

 

NORM HILLS, DIRECTOR CORRECTIONS DIVISION

Norm Hills has 45 years experience in corrections working with both adult and juvenile populations. His experience and leadership in the industry has positioned him as a leading voice in corrections and inmate programs in the state of Ohio. He began his career as a social work intern at the Ohio State Reformatory where he later earned rank as the Deputy Warden. He was appointed the Chief Inspector of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. In 1986, he became the “activation” Warden for the Department, opening Pickaway Correctional Institution, Correctional Reception Center in 1987, Grafton Correctional Institution in 1988 and the Lorain Correctional Institution in 1989. In 1991 he was appointed as the North Regional Director, responsible for all aspects of operations for 16 of Ohio’s 31 prisons. Norm also served in Juvenile Corrections as Deputy Warden, Warden and Juvenile Parole Board Member. Norm is a native of Northern Ohio with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with majors in Sociology and Psychology from Ashland University. 

 

MARCUS H. STERN, PRESIDENT OF TOPUCU FOUNDATION, INC.

Marcus has 15 years experience in for-profit and nonprofit sectors with understanding of how to integrate various income models from both sectors into new sources of revenue. He served as a faculty member with the National Development Institute, Senior Counselor with Development Systems International, and President of PAXGlobal from 2011-2013; implementing comprehensive capital campaigns across the nation. In 2006, He launched WH Stern Consulting to provide organizational development, strategic planning and leadership coaching to executives. He served as the Regional Director of North America for the Jerusalem Institute of Justice helping secure major gifts. He spent 5 years in the academic sector as Director of Student Life with Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL. At the time Southeastern was one of the nation's fastest growing private universities. He has extensive experience creating leadership and mentoring initiatives to at-risk youth. Marcus holds a Masters degree in Organizational Development from Regent University with a minor in Sociology.