I was just eight years old growing up in tumultuous Birmingham, AL. It was a beautiful Saturday morning and I connected with my friend, Anonymous, earlier than usual – around 9:00 AM. We left our neighborhood and spent almost the entire day combing the surrounding […]
Stepped Up | The Urgency for Fatherhood
In his emotional and at times shocking debut, author, Ralph Harper shares the journey he and his stepson, Cody, took as Harper comported himself as Cody’s father in the absence of Cody’s biological father. The confluence of their stories is compelling as Cody’s antics as a child and as he grew into adulthood tested Harper’s parenting calculus.
Ralph Harper, Chief Executive Officer of DPLOYIT Staffing. Harper has held a number of leadership roles at Fortune 100 companies including Equitable Life Assurance, Pepsi-Cola, PepsiCo, and Frito-Lay. Throughout Harper’s corporate career, he has been responsible for proposing, planning, developing, deploying and supporting enterprise technologies and systems worldwide. Harper has a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Science from Talladega College in Talladega, Alabama.
Harper was recently named President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CLH Foundation, a nonprofit organization he, his siblings, and his aunt, Elma Greggs, founded in honor of his mother, Catherine Louise Harper. CLH Foundation places focus on providing a path and means for young children to achieve up to 10,000 hours of information technology training.
Harper has recently added the label author to his name as his debut book titled “Stepped Up The Urgency For Fatherhood” was released in late summer 2013. In this emotional and at times shocking debut, Harper shares in detail the unique relationship he forged with his stepson, Cody. | Buy Online