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Tony Tennaro

Managing Chair

Tony Tennaro founded Cornerstone Initiatives in 2004 for the purpose of offering The C12 Group programs in the Greater Charlotte business community. His mission “Moving businesses, through those who lead them, onto God’s agenda releasing the transforming power of Jesus Christ into all they touch. His Vision for Greater Charlotte states “Integrated lives, Transformed businesses and Eternal success!”

 

Tony enjoyed a successful career of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing and general management in both large corporations and smaller entrepreneurial companies. Starting with the Quaker State Corporation, he advanced through a number of assignments to the position of leading their worldwide independent distributor business, representing one-third of this Fortune 500 Company’s total business. Tony was later recruited by Black & Decker to lead its new Automotive Sales Division. Constantly finding himself in the middle of corporate start-ups and turnaround situations, Tony was attracted to seek smaller entrepreneurial companies and the role of executive, partner and owner. This provided relevant experiences for him to share with others across a range of consumer and industrial markets, products and services.

 

As C12 Chair, he enthusiastically serves marketplace leaders, sharing his love of business strategy and performance, integrated into his foundation of faith. Results matter! How we treat people, handle money and the excellence of our products and services is simply the start of leading a successful and significant business. A profitable and well led business is an excellent platform from which to positively impact others and its greater purpose.

 

Tony speaks with groups of business leaders and at conferences on the topics of “Your Next Right Move” how to make wise decisions and advance careers and “Recalculating Route” a GPS for getting back on course and staying there.

 

The love and relationship of his family – wife Sheila, daughters Rebecca and her husband Neal, Laura and her husband Jon and Taryn plus grandsons- Ethan, Mathew and Cooper gives Tony daily opportunities to “rejoice and be glad” from their home in Waxhaw, NC.

 

“For we are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10).

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Steve Hase

Chair

Having lead a rapidly growing Fortune 500 global power company (AES) and having pioneered a start-up learning company (Imagine Schools) over a distinguished 25-year career, Steve values his past membership of 6 years in C12 Groups as vital to his development as an executive leader, to living out his faith in Jesus while running companies, and to the more than the ten-fold growth in the business enterprises. As VP of Development for C12 for an additional 6 years, Steve served national expansion efforts into dozens of States.

 

“Because I’ve experienced first-hand through C12 the transformed lives and companies of my fellow owners along with my own, God has given me a passion to expand C12’s mission throughout Greater Charlotte, especially focusing on the regions of Lake Norman, Concord, Statesville and Hickory.”

 

“Walk with the wise and become wise” is one of Steve’s favorite Proverbs (Pr. 13:20). “Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to seek out and find wiser, stronger, more talented, and more godly people than myself. Such exchanged wisdom as applied to business and all of life is a hallmark of our C12 Groups. Come and see for yourself.”

 

Purpose-driven and tenaciously committed to equipping and encouraging other marketplace leaders to steward and to transform companies that God has called them to lead, Steve is grateful for his current calling as a full-time C12 Chair in Greater Charlotte. 

 

Starting in ’84 as an accountant for then fledgling independent power company, AES Corp, Steve served in a variety of roles from Project Manager to President of numerous AES development subsidiaries, and as VP of Public Affairs for Indianapolis Power & Light.  AES has grown to become a leading global energy company with over $40 Billion in assets and $10 Billion in annual revenue. In ’04, Steve joined his mentor Dennis Bakke as Executive Vice President to help launch Imagine Schools, a national charter school operating company that has served more than 36,000 students and their families through 3,500 teachers and administrators on 67 campuses in 11 states and DC. Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and an MBA in Finance from George Washington University, and currently serves on missions and school boards. Steve and his beloved wife of 32 years, Ashley, count among their greatest joys the raising of their daughter and three sons.  

Steve’s personal mission is “to live and love with grace and truth through abiding in Jesus his Savior and Lord”.

  • Connect with Steve Hase

Tony Tennaro founded Cornerstone Initiatives in 2004 for the purpose of offering The C12 Group programs in the Greater Charlotte business community. His mission “Moving businesses, through those who lead them, onto God’s agenda releasing the transforming power of Jesus Christ into all they touch. His Vision for Greater Charlotte states “Integrated lives, Transformed businesses and Eternal success!”

 

Tony enjoyed a successful career of increasing responsibilities in sales, marketing and general management in both large corporations and smaller entrepreneurial companies. Starting with the Quaker State Corporation, he advanced through a number of assignments to the position of leading their worldwide independent distributor business, representing one-third of this Fortune 500 Company’s total business. Tony was later recruited by Black & Decker to lead its new Automotive Sales Division. Constantly finding himself in the middle of corporate start-ups and turnaround situations, Tony was attracted to seek smaller entrepreneurial companies and the role of executive, partner and owner. This provided relevant experiences for him to share with others across a range of consumer and industrial markets, products and services.

 

As C12 Chair, he enthusiastically serves marketplace leaders, sharing his love of business strategy and performance, integrated into his foundation of faith. Results matter! How we treat people, handle money and the excellence of our products and services is simply the start of leading a successful and significant business. A profitable and well led business is an excellent platform from which to positively impact others and its greater purpose.

 

Tony speaks with groups of business leaders and at conferences on the topics of “Your Next Right Move” how to make wise decisions and advance careers and “Recalculating Route” a GPS for getting back on course and staying there.

 

The love and relationship of his family – wife Sheila, daughters Rebecca and her husband Neal, Laura and her husband Jon and Taryn plus grandsons- Ethan, Mathew and Cooper gives Tony daily opportunities to “rejoice and be glad” from their home in Waxhaw, NC.

 

“For we are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so that we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” (Ephesians 2:10).

  • Connect with Tony Tennaro

Having lead a rapidly growing Fortune 500 global power company (AES) and having pioneered a start-up learning company (Imagine Schools) over a distinguished 25-year career, Steve values his past membership of 6 years in C12 Groups as vital to his development as an executive leader, to living out his faith in Jesus while running companies, and to the more than the ten-fold growth in the business enterprises. As VP of Development for C12 for an additional 6 years, Steve served national expansion efforts into dozens of States.

 

“Because I’ve experienced first-hand through C12 the transformed lives and companies of my fellow owners along with my own, God has given me a passion to expand C12’s mission throughout Greater Charlotte, especially focusing on the regions of Lake Norman, Concord, Statesville and Hickory.”

 

“Walk with the wise and become wise” is one of Steve’s favorite Proverbs (Pr. 13:20). “Throughout my career, I have been fortunate to seek out and find wiser, stronger, more talented, and more godly people than myself. Such exchanged wisdom as applied to business and all of life is a hallmark of our C12 Groups. Come and see for yourself.”

 

Purpose-driven and tenaciously committed to equipping and encouraging other marketplace leaders to steward and to transform companies that God has called them to lead, Steve is grateful for his current calling as a full-time C12 Chair in Greater Charlotte. 

 

Starting in ’84 as an accountant for then fledgling independent power company, AES Corp, Steve served in a variety of roles from Project Manager to President of numerous AES development subsidiaries, and as VP of Public Affairs for Indianapolis Power & Light.  AES has grown to become a leading global energy company with over $40 Billion in assets and $10 Billion in annual revenue. In ’04, Steve joined his mentor Dennis Bakke as Executive Vice President to help launch Imagine Schools, a national charter school operating company that has served more than 36,000 students and their families through 3,500 teachers and administrators on 67 campuses in 11 states and DC. Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Duke University, and an MBA in Finance from George Washington University, and currently serves on missions and school boards. Steve and his beloved wife of 32 years, Ashley, count among their greatest joys the raising of their daughter and three sons.  

Steve’s personal mission is “to live and love with grace and truth through abiding in Jesus his Savior and Lord”.

  • Connect with Steve Hase

Our Members Say It Best

C12 is the largest and fastest growing Peer Advisory Group experience in the United States. Why?  The C12 Group is not a business Bible study. It's not a professional networking group or a guest speaker forum. It's a movement of Christian business leaders truly changing the world in and through the marketplace.

Click on the videos of Members below to hear why they have chosen the C12 Group.

Meeting Information

C12 Concord Group
Cabarrus Country Club

Chair:

Steve Hase

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Tuesdays of every month

Location:

Cabarrus Country Club
3247 Weddington Rd NW
Concord , NC 28027
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Hickory/Statesville
Rock Barn Golf & Spa

Chair:

Steve Hase

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9AM - 4PM on the 2nd Thursday of every month

Location:

Rock Barn Golf & Spa
3791 Club House Drive Northeast
Conover, NC 28613
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Greater Charlotte
Providence Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

Key Players Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 3 PM on the 3rd Tuesday of every month

Location:

Providence Country Club
6001 Providence Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Greater Charlotte
River Run Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 3rd Thursday of every month

Location:

River Run Country Club
19125 River Falls Drive
Davidson, NC 28036
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Greater Charlotte
Providence Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 2nd Tuesday of every month

Location:

Providence Country Club
6001 Providence Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Greater Charlotte
Providence Country Club

Chair:

Tony Tennaro

Meeting Type:

C12 Group

Meeting Time:

9 AM - 4 PM on the 1st Thursday of every month

Location:

Providence Country Club
6001 Providence Country Club Drive
Charlotte, NC 28277
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