Endeavors Names New Leadership Roles
The non-profit serves thousands affected by homelessness, natural disaster, disabilities and mental health challenges.
San Antonio, Texas – Endeavors, formerly Family Endeavors, announced today that President and CEO Travis Pearson has resigned, effective Friday, October 19, 2018. Jon Allman, Chairman of the Board, has been named interim President and CEO. Board Vice Chairman Maj Gen Al Flowers (ret) will succeed Allman in the role of Chairman Board of Directors, effective immediately.
“Travis Pearson made significant contributions to Endeavors in the areas of Veteran homelessness and mental health,” said Mr. Allman. “During his tenure, Travis led substantial growth with our private, public, and governmental partners. We understand and support his decision to step down and are grateful for his many accomplishments. We wish him and his family the very best.”
Mr. Allman graduated with a BSME from the University of Arkansas in 1987, where he completed the Air Force ROTC program. During his 20-year career Allman flew combat missions while leading the only dedicated aeromedical evacuation squadron in Europe as Director of Operations. In October 2000 he piloted the MacKay Trophy award-winning mission to Aden Yemen, rescuing critically wounded survivors from the terrorist attack on the USS Cole. Since retirement Allman founded Skyward Media Group, a digital marketing agency specializing in hyperlocal marketing.
Allman earned an MA from Webster University in St Louis, Missouri. He has served on the board of directors for three years and is an elder at Oak Hills Church. He is also a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans and Veterans of Foreign Wars Associations.
Maj Gen Al Flowers (ret) Named Chairman of the Board
Endeavors board member Maj Gen Al Flowers (ret) will be Chairman, Board of Directors. “Maj Gen Flowers’ strong leadership and extensive military service has facilitated great momentum and collaboration among one of our largest growing business sectors,” said Mr. Allman. “I’m excited about his leadership and look forward to working with him and the board during this transition.”
Maj. Gen. Alfred K. Flowers’ 46-year Air Force career began in 1965 as a supply warehouseman. His final assignment in 2012 was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Budget (Chief Financial Officer) for the United States Air Force where he was responsible for annual budgets of more than $119 billion.
He is hailed as the longest-serving airman in the history of the Air Force, and the longest-serving active-duty African American in all branches in Department of Defense history.
Endeavors, formerly Family Endeavors, is a national non-profit agency that provides an array of programs and services in support of children, families, Veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other disabilities.
Contact: Aaron Javener, VP Development