Dr. George C. Fraser
Cleveland-based author, focusing on improving networking skills, building wealth, and improving diversity and inclusion
Dr. George C. Fraser is Chairman and CEO of FraserNet, Inc., a company he founded 32 years ago to lead a global networking and economic development movement for people of African descent. Born in Brooklyn, NY, he was an orphan and foster child for 15 years.
He spent 20 years in leadership positions with Procter & Gamble, United Way and Ford Motor Company before starting his own business, FraserNet Inc. in 1987.
He’s written six best-selling books including: Success Runs in Our Race, Click and most recently, Mission Unstoppable: Extraordinary Stories of Failure’s Blessings, a book he co-authored with Les Brown. Upscale magazine named him one of the “Top 50 Power Brokers in Black America,” and Black Enterprise magazine called him “Black America’s #1 Networker” and featured him on its cover.
Dr. Fraser has been featured on seven national magazine covers, and he has received over 350 awards and citations including Induction into the Minority Business Hall of Fame and Museum, three Honorary Doctorate degrees, a Chaplaincy and an Ambassadorship. He is a *Certified Financial Education Instructor and has an insurance license.
He has been named one of the best speakers in America and five of his speeches have been selected for global distribution by the prestigious Vital Speeches of the Day magazine, a first for any professional speaker in America.
In 2016 President Obama awarded Dr. Fraser The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
Dr. Fraser is most proud of being a founder of two charter schools in Cleveland, Ohio nearly 15 years ago, which educate nearly 300 inner city Black children of which 60% are boys.
As an Elder, Dr. Fraser will now use his massive network and influence to launch a new virtual nation with no borders, boundaries or barriers called FraserNation: Citizens of Generational Wealth. The goal is to mobilize and unify people of African descent around effective networking, business development, training and coaching. He will also join the fight for financial literacy in Black America. His organization has already launched the WINDS: Wealth Building Centers and Curriculum.
Over the next decade, thousands of new and well-equipped faith-based WINDS Centers will be open (free of charge) to all those to want to teach and/or learn the basics of wealth creation and management and over one million Black people and allies will be citizens of FraserNation.
Dr. Fraser has been married to Nora Jean for 46 years. He has two sons and three granddaughters.