Gregg Ratliff has developed a wide scope of skill sets due to his interesting and varied past as an administrator, trainer, speaker, organizer, fund-raiser, healthcare provider, writer, creative producer, leader and family-owned business owner.
Upon completion of his degree from Harding University, Gregg joined his family ‘s electrical contracting business where he started at the bottom of the organization as an apprentice electrician and worked his way up to Vice President & COO.
Gregg began training part-time and enjoying a vocational delivery of Dale Carnegie Training while in the contracting business. He was offered the position as Manager of Training by the local Dale Carnegie & Associates office in St. Louis. Once again Gregg began at the foundational level and eventually became Vice President of Training for Dale Carnegie leading 2,800 trainers and 150 Master Trainers globally. His role included speaking, training, writing, creating and delivering to all levels of organizations around the world. Gregg delivered to high profile organizations, including the FBI, the CIA, Navy Seals, Northrup Grumman, Scott Air Force Base, AT&T and IBM.
In 2009 Gregg’s wife, Nancy, was diagnosed with ALS, a/k/a “Lou Gehrig’s Disease” and he stepped down to become her full-time caregiver for the next seven years.
While providing 24/7 care for Nancy, Gregg wrote and self published a book “Made in the Shade” which is presently available on Amazon and Kindle. He is currently working on a second book. During this time period Gregg completed certification as a Paralegal from Boston University Law School and worked part-time as a paralegal for a law firm. Simultaneously, Gregg helped organize fundraising events to provide finances for ALS patients and families while speaking frequently for the ALS Association and the United Way.
Following the passing of Gregg’s wife in May of 2016, he traveled to India as part of a medical mission trip.
Recently Gregg joined ARcare as the Director of Development for the Arkansas Family Health Foundation whose mission is to help provide “Health for All”. Gregg believes his faith has sustained though the challenges that his life has presented.