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From Gospel Minister to Police Chief and CEO: James B. Wright’s Lifelong Commitment to Leadership and Community Service

From Gospel Minister to Police Chief and CEO: James B. Wright’s Lifelong Commitment to Leadership and Community Service
Photo Courtesy: James B. Wright

By: Kimberly J. Lewis

In an era where leadership is often scrutinized and genuine community service is rarer than ever, James B. Wright stands out as a paragon of unwavering commitment and exemplary public service. His life journey—from an ordained minister to a retired Chief of Police, and now the CEO of Wright Worldwide Inc.—paints a vivid picture of dedication, resilience, and transformative leadership.

James Wright’s early calling to serve was evident when he was ordained in the Gospel Ministry in 1998 as a Minister of the Gospel and Associate Pastor. His spiritual journey didn’t stop there; he was recently affirmed as an Emerging Prophet. This deep-rooted sense of duty extended into various leadership roles within the church and community, such as his involvement with New Era Apostleship Restitution (N.E.A.R) as a Council Member, and serving as a Trustee for Price University with additional responsibilities on the Committee for Institutional Advancement.

His professional life mirrors this ethos of service. Having dedicated his entire adult life to public service, Wright rose through the ranks in the police department to become Chief of Police before transitioning into the role of City Manager. In these capacities, he demonstrated not just administrative acumen but also a heartfelt dedication to fostering safety, trust, and progress within his community.

Upon retirement from active public service, Wright channeled his vast experience into founding Wright Worldwide Protection LLC, subsequently acquiring Protective Services International, Inc., thereby forming Wright Worldwide Inc. Under his visionary leadership, this conglomerate has focused on protecting assets, brands, content, people, and reputations with unparalleled diligence. Their portfolio includes Anti-Piracy efforts for the Motion Picture Association (MPA) and executive protection services that cater to a “Who’s Who” list in entertainment—testament to their excellence and reliability.

From Gospel Minister to Police Chief and CEO: James B. Wright’s Lifelong Commitment to Leadership and Community Service
Photo Courtesy: James B. Wright

Wright’s educational background further underscores his commitment to leadership excellence; holding both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Public Administration from Barry University alongside amassing over 10k hours in advanced leadership training. His expertise led him to serve as an arbitrator for FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), highlighting his broad skill set that spans across multiple domains including financial disputes resolution and employment-related claims arbitration.

Beyond his professional achievements lies James B. Wright’s heart—the core of his being dedicated to community improvement. His tireless work has earned him appointments on local, state, and Federal Advisory Committees aimed at enhancing community welfare. This relentless dedication culminated in President Joseph Biden recognizing him with the President’s Lifetime Achievement award—a fitting accolade for someone who has consistently gone above and beyond in serving others.

From Gospel Minister to Police Chief and CEO: James B. Wright’s Lifelong Commitment to Leadership and Community Service
Photo Courtesy: James B. Wright

President George H.W. Bush also acknowledged Wright during his presidency for invaluable assistance provided during a visit to South Florida—an early indicator of Wright’s lifelong commitment to service.

Despite these numerous accolades and responsibilities, James finds joy in simpler pleasures—reading books that challenge him intellectually while providing solace from daily pressures; spending quality time cherishing moments with family; doting on his two grandchildren Yuri and Yasmine—each activity reflecting facets of a well-rounded individual whose life is anchored by love for family coupled with an unwavering commitment towards making meaningful contributions wherever possible.

At its core, James Wright’s story transcends personal success—it is about inspiring change through steadfast dedication towards bettering oneself while uplifting those around us—a narrative that resonates deeply within our collective aspiration towards creating more inclusive communities bound by mutual respect & understanding regardless of societal status or profession.

To learn more about James Wright’s contributions or connect with like-minded individuals who are rewriting narratives around leadership & community engagement globally—visit [Wright Worldwide Protection](wrightworldwideprotection.com/about-us/) or follow their impactful journeys on [Facebook: Wright Worldwide Inc](www.facebook.com/WrightWorldwideInc).

 

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