Barbara Stokes: Investing In The Future Of Her Community

As one of the best-known charity organizations in the United States, Habitat for Humanity has provided numerous homes for disadvantaged families, changing lives for the better. However, just like any charity organization, it relies on donations and the support of local communities to continue its mission. Thus, it was met with great delight recently when Barbara Stokes, CEO of Green Structure Homes, donated $50,000 of high-quality building materials to the Madison County Habitat for Humanity chapter. Read more about Barbara Stokes at The Cullman Times.

While the types of building materials ran the gamut, most consisted of drywall and Hardie Fascia board, which are used extensively in most homes. Since GSH is known throughout Alabama and other areas of the United States as a leading manufacturer of materials used in energy-efficient modular homes, the donation of materials is expected to result in numerous new homes being built over the next several years.

However, since GSH is located in Huntsville, it took some careful planning when it came time to transport the materials to Madison County. But like everything else with her business, Barbara Stokes was up to the challenge. By working closely with her in-house logistics team, the company was able to utilize four semi-trucks to make sure the materials got to their destination. Read this article at

Long known as one of the most important companies involved in disaster relief, GSH and Barbara Stokes have come to the aid of others on many occasions. For example, when Hurricane Harvey left its mark on Louisiana and Texas in 2017, GSH was awarded a $28 million contract from FEMA to produce manufactured homes for the area. By coming through time after time during these difficult circumstances, Barbara Stokes and GSH have proven to be an important part of disaster relief recovery.

Yet while this latest donation from GSH is wonderful, it’s not the first time GSH has helped Habitat for Humanity. In fact, in June 2017 the company donated more than $75,000 in building materials to the Madison County group, which included drywall and linoleum flooring. In the years ahead, it’s clear Barbara Stokes and GSH will undoubtedly continue to help those in need.



Highland Capital Management Sponsors Zoo Exhibit

Highland Capital Management, L.P which was co-founded by James Dondero helped to partially sponsor the construction of 2.1 acres which will house Hippos and will be known as the Hippo Outpost at the Dallas Zoo. Highland management, L.P donated one million dollars for the Highland Capital Lodge. The 5,000 square foot lodge will house special displays and will be used for private events. With the completion of the 14 million dollar Hippo Outpost, zoo visitors will be able to see hippos once again since the death of hippo Papa. After four years of planning and preparation, the zoo hopes to see an increase in visitors. Learn more about James Dondero at Affiliate Dork.

The construction of the exhibit was a bit difficult as the design of the exhibit had to circulate fresh water through several pools and the outdoors. The difficulty came from designing a natural looking water feature, but the pools had to be sturdy enough to withstand a hippos weight and mouth. The Dallas Zoo project will be of great economic benefit for the zoo and the community and will bring great joy to all of the zoo visitors who see the hippos.


The Dallas Zoo exhibit is just one of the philanthropic projects that James Dondero and his company Highland Capital Management have helped fund. Highland Capital Management has donated millions of dollars to charities and non-profit organization through the charitable arm of the company, The Dallas Foundation. Highland Capital Management forms partnerships with programs and institutions that benefit the people of Dallas. James Dondero and his firm have donated to several places such as the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, The Family Place, and this donation for the Zoo’s Hippo Outpost and the Highland Capital Lodge are just the latest projects from James Dondero and Highland capital management.

The publicity gained by James Dondero and co-owner Mark Okada from all of their charitable and philanthropic projects have earned Highland Capital Management a spot in the 2015 Dallas Business Journals Best Places to Work. All of the executives and the owners of Highland Capital Management are committed to philanthropy and helping the community. Read more about James Dondero at Daily Forex Report.

Trabuco Souring High With Bradesco

     When a child is born, there is no way of telling what the child will become, you can never now or tell what they are designed to be in the future. However by design, we are all born leaders in our own right, but getting to the point of a leadership role is determined by completely different attributes, which have actual and visible results. This is the same case when it comes to Luiz Carlos . Born in Sao Paulo in the year 1951, he started his journey to leadership in the year 1963, where he worked as a clerk at Bradesco. His inborn leadership skills propelled him to work hard at the position he was given at the time, and he went on to do the same at every other position he was promoted to.

When the long-standing president of the company resigned at the age of 91, he recommended Trabuco for the position. It is known that apart from the fact that they worked together and in the same company for long,Luiz and Brandao are friends and acquaintances. However, based on Trabuco’s excellent track record at the company Brandao’s decision for Trabuco to take over was justified. Apart from his hard work, knowledge, and determination, he had worked under Brandao for over eight years. During his time with Brandao, he gained vast experience in managerial skills and strategies that were working.

For people who have been in business the longest, you can relate to the fact that backing sectors are the most competitive of business, and stay on top means staying in business and controlling the economy. As for Bradesco, despite going through a few bumps of the road, it has managed to stay afloat and rise to the top of the financial sector due to its leadership. Trabuco’s track record of success for every position he has worked has propelled the bank to a significant height of success thus as Trabuco went up the ladder the bank’s success also went up. Hence the saying “any companies or businesses success is as good as the leadership within it.”