Forrest Limon joined the NW Works Foundation Board in the fall of 2020, bringing a fresh perspective to the organization as a financial advisor. A Frederick County-native, Limon attended Sherando High School, where he first became involved with NW Works. He worked alongside clients on the Hood line and on Rubbermaid contracts as a part-time Business Services Associate and says he got to know the clients closely at that time.
“Getting to experience that was extremely impactful especially at such a young age,” Limon said in a phone interview. “It’s important to surround yourself with individuals facing different barriers, whether that’s a disability or something else they’ve gone through in their life, because it opens your eyes to loving others.”
He cites the experience as one that shaped his values of community, connection, and character moving forward in his life.
Limon would go on to graduate from Mercy College in 2019, earning his Bachelor of Science in Finance. After graduation, he started working for JP Morgan Chase as an analyst. During that time, he co-wrote a book with a close friend and fellow Sherando graduate titled Transcend: A Guide to Realizing and Maximizing Your Potential Kindle Edition. Limon combined his personal tools for realizing an individual’s potential with the advice and perspectives of business leaders to help readers identify their own potential and not just reach it, but utilize it to better their community. He’s found parallels between his book and his own journey with NW Works.
“There’s so much potential there and NW Works is bringing that potential out […] in these individuals who are often overlooked,” Limon said.
He recognizes his value to the board not only as an investing expert, but as well as bringing diversity to the organization’s board from an age perspective. Limon hopes to support NW Works by planning and preparing for the company’s future expansion.
“I’m just trying to make the biggest impact I can and learn as much as I can. It’s all for NW Works and its mission.”