America’s leading Christian CEO forum, building GREAT businesses for a GREATER purpose.

Regardless of how long you’ve been a business leader, you probably still have those days when you are keenly aware of the gaps in your knowledge and experience. The challenge for many of us is that we don’t set aside time to work “on” our business rather than “in” it. We might read books, attend industry seminars or even engage consultants, but we don’t regularly schedule time to focus on big-picture issues. The C12 Group is a unique forum for Christian CEOs and business owners who are intentional about business, ministry and personal growth.

Steve Andrews

Chair

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Steve is an operations-oriented senior executive, with both CPA and CMA professional certifications, and prior roles as financial analyst/auditor, CFO, CEO and business owner.  Steve has had significant experience in the areas of operating general management, acquisitions, divestitures, strategic planning, and financial management.  In his roles as an international accounting firm auditor and manufacturing executive/owner, Steve has had exposure to many industries including banking, light manufacturing, textiles, apparel, and service.  He has had responsibility for multi-site operations, international commerce, ERP system implementation and buying, operating and selling a plastics manufacturing business as a Christian owner.

A father of five children, Steve has known the Lord since childhood and has been active as a church elder, youth director, Bible teacher and active board member for several Christian organizations.  Steve initially joined C12 as a member CEO/Owner, and has been a C12 Area Chair since 2004. Steve is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and resides in Reidsville, NC with his wife Kim and family.

Jeff Burkett

Chair

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Born in Somerset, PA, Jeff is the oldest of 4 children from a middle class family in which God came first.   He was active in sports, music, honor and service organizations, often in a leadership role.  Jeff has been married for 41 years to his high school sweetheart, Glenda Rose Burkett.  He earned a BS in Accounting degree from Virginia Tech, graduating with honors.

A CPA, Jeff started his career with Peat Marwick Mitchell in the Greensboro, NC office.  He later joined WFMY-TV, where he held positions of controller and account representative.  In 1989, he founded Advanced Direct Inc., a direct marketing company that soon established a strong reputation for managing targeted promotions that covered the entire country for national retailers like Outback Steakhouse, Lowe’s, and Jos. A Bank Clothiers.  As a 12-year C12 member, Jeff grew Advanced to a 10 million plus sales company before selling it in 2012 to a large North Carolina printer.  During these years, the company flourished in both profitable business growth and Christ-centered ministry flowing through their daily interaction with the company’s many stakeholders.

Jeff and Glenda have two married sons and four grandchildren.  Jeff enjoys tennis, hiking, and physical fitness programs.  His other interests include men’s small groups, church activities at Mt. Pisgah United Methodist, guitar, singing, and travel.

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Meeting Information

NC Piedmont Triad
Alamance Country Club

Chair: Jeff Burkett
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month
Location: Alamance Country Club, 2402 Pineway Drive, Burlington, NC 27215

NC Piedmont Triad
High Point Country Club

Chair: Jeff Burkett
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of every month
Location: High Point Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive, High Point, NC 27262

NC Piedmont Triad
Starmount Country Club

Chair: Steve Andrews
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month
Location: Starmount Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410

NC Piedmont Triad
Starmount Country Club

Chair: Steve Andrews
Meeting Type: Key Players Group
Meeting time: 7:45 AM - 1:15 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month
Location: Starmount Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410

NC Piedmont Triad
Piedmont Club

Chair: Steve Andrews
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Wednesday of every month
Location: Piedmont Club, 200 West 2nd Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

NC Piedmont Triad
Starmount Country Club

Chair: Steve Andrews
Meeting Type: C12 Group
Meeting time: 10 AM - 5 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month
Location: Starmount Country Club, 1 Sam Snead Drive, Greensboro, NC 27410

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C12 gives me a structured time each month.

Brad Thompson, Columbia Forest Products

Member since 2005

C12 gives me time away to work on my business, not in my business.

Barry Utesch, Total Computer Solutions

Member since 2004

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Jeff Burkett, Advanced Direct

Member since 2002

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