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Business Courier Profiles Furlong CEO Jude Hehman

August 8, 2014 – As part of its up close and personal profile series with the 2013 class of Forty Under 40, The Cincinnati Business Courier profiled Furlong CEO Jude Hehman, a 2013 Forty Under 40 award recipient.

Hehman used horse sense to help Boy Scouts

Jude Hehman is running for mayor of his hometown, Fort Mitchell.
 

Projects Editor-Cincinnati Business Courier

jude-hehman-goldJude Hehman, 39, is president and CEO of Furlong Building Enterprises.

What was your first job? Bus boy at the Greyhound Tavern

When you were 10, what did you want to be when you grew up? The boss, working with my father.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? My father always told me to never do things halfway, always give 100 percent and finish the job.

What’s the biggest mistake you’ve learned from? Learning how precious family and friends are and that sometimes time is limited.

What’s the best book you’ve ever read?Dan Brown is my favorite author – “DaVinci Code” and his other books.

If you could trade jobs with anyone for a day, who would it be? Mike Brown, owner of the Cincinnati Bengals.

What’s the simplest thing you never learned to do? Giving blood. I can’t stand the sight of needles.

What’s your hidden talent?Horsemanship.

How did you acquire that skill? What many people don’t know is at a very young age my brother bought me my first horse. I learned to ride and became a good rider. I would teach instructional riding for the Boy Scouts to qualify for their merit badges.

What’s your favorite vacation spot?Hilton Head Island, S.C.

What organization or company, aside from your own, do you most admire?Apple

Which websites do you try to look at everyday? Enquirer, Business Courier, LinkedIN, Furlong, Twitter, Facebook, various news sites.

What do you think is Cincinnati’s best-kept secret? How easy our commute is and how accessible everything is. There are many ways to arrive at one destination, with good roadways.

How do you most like to spend your money? On my four children.

What scares you? Not knowing what is ahead.

Is there something about you that might surprise people? I am running for mayor of my hometown, Fort Mitchell.

Click here to read the full profile: http://www.bizjournals.com/cincinnati/print-edition/2014/08/08/hehman-used-horse-sense-to-help-boy-scouts.html?ana=e_ph_prem&u=tViEyc2SLISp96YMt9WSylWYXxd&t=1407504132&page=all