Every February, we honor and pay tribute to the generations of African Americans whose contributions and sacrifices over the decades have shaped our nation. In honor of Black History Month, the Delaware County Chamber of Commerce is proud to shine a light and show our gratitude to the black business owners that play a vital role in our local business community and help our organization drive business forward in Delaware County.
Today we would like you to get to know Vince Gordon. Vincent Gordon is the founder, president and CEO of the Gordon Policy Group, a Southeastern PA based management consulting firm focused on health care policy, business strategy and building relationships between health care providers, health insurance companies and community-based organizations. The Gordon Policy Group recently received the 2021 Philadelphia 100 Forum award as one of the region’s fasting growing companies.www.gordonpg.com.
In honor of February being Black History Month, can you identify a leader in history that has inspired you most and explain why? Guion Bluford, a Philadelphia native, and the first African American in Space. He is An Aerospace Engineer, Astronaut, Scientist, and an Airforce Pilot who flew 144 combat missions during the Viet Nam War. He is the embodiment of an American Hero, intelligent, daring, and brave.
What motivated you to open your own business? I decided to go into business for myself at the suggestion of two friends. It was sound advice as I grew from a solo practice to a group consultancy.
What is one area where you are particularly excited to see the Black community driving culture and innovation? HealthCare leadership, both clinically and administratively.
What advice would you give to other aspiring Black entrepreneurs? Believe in yourself and your abilities and don’t be afraid to ask for help.
What impacts do you want your work to have on future generations? The Gordon Policy Group wants our legacy to be about improving health outcomes for disparate populations, specifically communities of color.
Is there anything special you do to celebrate Black History Month either personally or at your place of business? I celebrate Black excellence throughout the year; usually by sharing “Black firsts” and or contemporary achievements with family, colleagues, and friends.