Team Bio's

Rosey Grier

Rosey Grier is among the last breed of rare individuals you must experience to get a true taste of their greatness and the impact they have on others. As a concerned citizen and spokesman for the elderly and inner city youth of America, Mr. Grier has been the recipient of several national honors and White House invitations from several Presidents of the United States. He is a valued friend of the powerful and the less fortunate.

Educated at Penn State University, he played professional football for the New York Giants (1955-1962) and the Los Angeles Rams (1963-1967). Mr. Grier has received countless honors and awards, including being named All Pro four times with the New York Giants, five world championship games, and the National Football League Humanitarian Award. Outside of the athletic field, Mr. Grier has received commendations from the California State Assembly, the Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, and named the Board of Supervisors of Orange County Honorary Chairman and Master of Ceremonies for the Special Olympics (1970-1983).

In addition to sports, Mr.Grier has excelled in numerous fields, including acting, writing, public relations, and the recording industry—having performed at Carnegie Hall. Today, as an ordained minister, his commitment is to change, for the better, the inner cities of our country. As Chairman of the Board of Directors for Impact Urban America, Mr. Grier will continue to fulfill his longstanding commitment to provide hope, dignity and revitalization for urban communities.

Estean H. Lenyoun

Mr. Lenyoun was recruited directly after college by IBM. Following were successful affiliations with Grubb and Ellis Commercial Brokerage Company and other real estate ventures. The early 1980’s provided him with the opportunity to become President and CEO of Sun Peak Corporation (a master-planned community development company). Mr. Lenyoun’s additional investments included ownership of several hundred apartment units in San Diego and Las Vegas, 1200+ acres in Park City, Utah as well as major holdings of water rights in the Silver Springs Water Company. Some of the events for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games were held on the property Estean formerly owned in Park City.

Mr. Lenyoun has served as a pastor at Maranatha Chapel in Rancho Bernardo (approximately 7,000 members), and is the former General Managing Partner of No-Compromise Communities. He also has served as past Chairman of Promise Keepers, Pangea Foundation, and World Impact, and Board Member of Maranatha Church and School, and Wells Fargo Bank Community Board of Directors for seven years. Currently, Mr. Lenyoun’s board involvement includes Rosey Grier’s Giant Steps Senior Housing, Ken Blanchard’s Center for Faith Walk Leadership, San Diego Rescue Mission, The Lincoln Club, Urban Property Solutions, and Impact Urban America.

In the capacity of President/CEO of IUA, Mr. Lenyoun provides general leadership as we pursue the mission of transforming urban America by the development of practical, replicable models which will provide renewal, life and job accountability skills, and economic and business development for urban communities nationwide.

Thomas Sudberry

Mr. Sudberry formed Sudberry Properties, Inc. to develop and manage commercial properties in Southern California. The firm currently specializes in urban retail, community, and town center developments with an emphasis on mixed use and master planned communities. Since its inception, Sudberry Properties has developed more than 6 million square feet of retail, office, apartments, and industrial projects with a market value exceeding $1 billion. Mr. Sudberry received his BA from Rice University, his Master’s from Stanford University, and completed Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, AMD Executive Program.

Ken Blanchard

Dr. Ken Blanchard is Chairman and Chief Spiritual Officer of The Ken Blanchard Companies, which was established in 1979 with San Diego global headquarters. The company’s focus is to energize organizations around the world with customized training and bottom-line business strategies. Starting with his phenomenal best-selling book, The One Minute Manager®, which has sold more than 13 million copies and remains on best-seller lists, to Raving Fans®, Gung Ho!®, and Whale Done!, Dr. Blanchard’s impact as a writer is far reaching. His books have combined sales of more than 18 million copies in more than 25 languages. We are extremely grateful to have Dr. Blanchard as a member of our board.

Chris Crane

Mr. Crane is the founder and President of Crane Capital. His past expertise include: President of Opportunity International, Incorporated, which is the largest micro lending organization in the world, and past President and CEO of Comps InfoSystems, Inc. Mr. Crane studied at Boston College and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization & the World Presidents Organization. Mr. Crane is a valued founding Board member of Impact Urban America.

Don Moser

Don Moser co-founded Retail Insite in 1996, and has been involved in the disposition of over 65 Wells Fargo bank branches and the expansion of many major retailers across the nation, including Lowe’s, Chik-fil-A, Barnes & Noble, Boston Market, and many others. Mr. Moser is a graduate of the University of San Diego, with a degree in Business Administration. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for ChainLinks Retail Advisors and Santa Fe Christian Schools. We are privileged to have his guidance and insight in serving on the Board for Impact Urban America.

Ray Bentley

Ray Bentley has been serving in ministry as a Pastor for over 35 years. Today, Pastor Bentley is the founder and Senior Pastor of one of the largest churches in Southern California, Maranatha Chapel, which serves the needs of over 7,000 adults and children weekly. He is also an accomplished author, radio host, father and husband. Pastor Bentley is a graduate of Calvary Chapel Bible College, Twin Peaks, California. Pastor Bently’s strong commitment to his faith, which coincides with his love for the community, makes him a valued member of Impact Urban America’s Board of Directors.

Bob Kennedy

Mr. Kennedy co-founded Kennedy Brothers, Inc. with his brother William in 1969; in 1978, the company ventured to Southern Florida where they developed a major golf and country club community known as Boca Woods. In 1986, the brothers divided the company and Bob Kennedy remained in Florida, heading the Kennedy Group Ltd. Mr. Kennedy continues as Chairman of the Board, and is involved in the planning of the Company’s geographical expansion, CEO recruitment and project acquisitions. We are grateful to have Mr. Kennedy’s expertise on Impact Urban America’s Board of Advisors.

Frank Dembinsky

Mr. Dembinsky has over 50 years in the development and master planning business. He headed up the United States holdings for Genstar USA, and later became Chairman of Newland Communities after they aqcuired Genstar’s holdings. Mr. Dembinsky started mentoring Estean H. Lenyoun, lll in 1979 in La Jolla, California and has continued for over 31 years in master planning. He is a valued mentor, friend and advisor to Impact Urban America.