Emmanuel Irono

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Emmanuel Irono "is the founder and CEO of Motir Inc., a management consulting company with divisions for Construction and Environmental Services, Facilities Management, and Medical Staffing. Mr. Irono came to the United States as a foreign exchange student and planned to return to Nigeria after college to work for his father's construction company. However, when both of his parents passed away within two years, he decided against returning and began paying his tuition by working as a school janitor. After graduating, Mr. Irono took a job working as a budget analyst for a federal contractor. Soon after, he bought out a small struggling janitorial service company's supplies for $10,000 and turned it into a $14 million profit generator. Mr. Irono renamed the company Motir, in honor of his parents: Memory of Theresa Irono Romonus (MOTIR). Mr. Irono is committed to giving back to his homeland of Nigeria through his nonprofit organization, [[TIS (To Inspire Strong) African Children Fund, which feeds, educates, and provides medical treatment for children of Africa. He is a strong businessman within the community he serves and has won "Small Business of the Year" and "Outstanding Mentor of the Year" awards." [1]

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  1. Directors, Tahirih Justice Center, accessed November 14, 2008.