Habeeb Habeeb is the CEO of BPC, an employee benefits administration firm. BPC was named three times Best Places to Work in Illinois.
Habeeb is the founder of the H-Squared Leadership Institute, an organization focused on helping people take the good in life to a higher level and to inspire them to make the world a kinder, gentler, and more positive place. He is featured on the radio with his Motivational Minute featuring uplifting messages and with his Devotional Minute featuring scriptural messages.
Habeeb came to Illinois in 1973 from his home country of Lebanon to attend Olivet Nazarene University. After civil war broke out in Lebanon, Habeeb was separated from his family and had to remain in the US. He started working at Arby's and overcame adversity. He later finished his education as an adult and earned his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Eastern Illinois University. He is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Honor Society for Collegiate Schools of Business. Habeeb was named a Distinguished Alumnus of EIU in 2015.
Habeeb frequently speaks to organizations, businesses, and universities on topics such as overcoming adversity, ethics, and creating a service-based corporate culture, customer service, keeping the faith when things go bad, appreciating the goodness of America and more. He was the commencement speaker for Eastern Illinois University in 2014 and was a featured speaker for the Ronald Reagan Leadership Program at Eureka College, home of President Ronald Reagan.
Habeeb has held volunteer leadership roles in various community and industry organizations such as the Illinois Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, The Illinois Chamber Healthcare Council and the Employer’s Council on Flexible Compensation Board of Directors. He served as Conference Chairman for ECFC for multiple years. He previously served as board chairman for Champaign County First and as a member of the Champaign County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. He was elected Chairman of Champaign County Republican Party and has been active in advocating for flexible benefits legislation on Capitol Hill. Habeeb previously served as Chairman of the Elders for First Christian Church in Champaign. Habeeb is a member of the Board of Trustees of Lincoln Christian University in Lincoln, Illinois (his term expires in 2021).
Habeeb and his wife Joy reside in Champaign and have two adult children.