Harrison Named as WaterStone CEO
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Ken R. Harrison to the position of Chief Executive Officer at WaterStone. His mission is to provide executive leadership and strategic direction to the ministry while inspiring WaterStone’s entire community of givers, advisors, nonprofits, churches and business leaders. A Colorado Springs-based charitable foundation, WaterStone has directed more than $550 million to over 4,000 churches, ministries and nonprofits worldwide since being founded in 1980.
Harrison spent nearly two decades in the commercial real estate arena both nationally and internationally. After successfully building and growing his company, he sold the majority interest to Colliers International, the second largest commercial real estate company in the world. He stayed on as CEO and Chair of international valuation. He later served as president of Iomnis Professional Solutions, a developer and distributor of virtual reality software with application to the real estate industry.
An author and corporate speaker, Harrison has appeared on many radio interviews as well as The 700 Club and Turning Point television shows. With a long record of dedicated service to ministry, Harrison leads Bible studies locally and participates in missions trips to South Africa, Haiti, and the Philippines. He currently serves on the boards of Colorado Uplift and Urban Youth Ministries.
Douglas Kiesewetter Jr., WaterStone’s Chairman of the Board, speaks glowingly about the new CEO: "WaterStone's community of donors, advisors and charities will be both enriched and blessed by Ken’s contributions. His combination of entrepreneurial success, executive leadership and commitment to kingdom service will propel WaterStone forward as we continue to help build the kingdom.”
Harrison takes the reins of the WaterStone leadership team that includes President John Mulder, Vice President of Giving Strategies Will Stevens, and Director of Finance and Accounting Christopher Start. WaterStone was founded as the Christian Community Foundation and its mission is to Honor God, Serve Givers, and Build the Kingdom.