World Renowned Author, Leadership Expert John Maxwell to Speak at Eblen Charities Event

(Asheville, NC) On Thursday, March 25th, the Andrew Institute along with Keller Williams Realty is honored to bring to Asheville the internationally respected leadership expert, speaker, and author John Maxwell to benefit the work of the Eblen Charities and the Eblen Center for Social Enterprise. The program will be held at Biltmore Baptist Church in south Asheville with doors opening at 6:00 PM with the program beginning at 7:00 PM.

Dr. Maxwell is the founder of EQUIP, a non-profit organization that has trained more than 5 million leaders in 126 countries worldwide. Each year he speaks to the leaders of diverse organizations, such as Fortune 500 companies, foreign governments, the NFL, and the United Nations. A New York Times best selling author, Dr. Maxwell books have sold 18 million copies.

“It seems everyone is talking about leadership during these difficult times. No matter who we are, we all see the importance that leadership has in our lives. Whether in the field of business, education, government, or public service, we are acutely aware that there is no replacement for strong leadership and being able to connect with those we work with to move forward in these troubled times,” states Neal Hanks, president of Beverly-Hanks & Associates and board member of the Eblen Charities, “John Maxwell is the leading author and speaker on leadership in the world and to have him here in Asheville especially in a venue such as Biltmore Baptist Church is a rare opportunity for our community. And to know that the proceeds from this great event goes to assist families in times of need in our community through the Eblen Charities makes this all the more important.”

Founded by respected businessman and community leader Dewey Andrew, the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service offers to the public and private sector a like to access to the top business and thought leaders as well as best selling authors. The Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service brings to western North Carolina corporate training and motivational leadership that has been seen across the world. In a unique partnership, the Andrew Institute not only benefits those seeking business training and leadership development but also serves to benefit those that Eblen Charities serves through direct assistance programs.

Corporate Sponsors for Maxwell on Leadership event are Keller-Williams Realty, Dewey Andrew, Joe Eblen, Northwestern Mutual, Dixon-Hughes, Beverly-Hanks and Associates, Rick and Denise Guthy, First Citizens Bank, Tri-Meck Mechanical, Michele Swicegood, Clear Channel Radio, WLOS-TV,, Park Ridge Hospital, Sheila Pelle, Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office, Buncombe County Schools, Applied Solutions, Asheville Radio Group, Biltmore Baptist Church, The Biltmore Company, and Frankie Bones.

Individual tickets for the evening presentation are $50 each and are available by visiting and entering the discount code Andrewinst. For more on Dr. Maxwell, please visit his website at

For more information on the Andrew Institute for Leadership and Public Service and the Maxwell on Leadership event, please contact Bill Murdock at the Eblen Charities at 828-242-2848 or via email at [email protected]