Please join us for the next session in our Thought Leadership Series
March 14, 2017
7:00 am: Networking
7:30-845 am: Presentation
Perimeter Pointe Shopping Center
1155 Mount Vernon Highway, Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia 30338 (Beside LA Fitness on 2nd Floor)
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A Blight Upon Our City…and the World
The significant problem of sex trafficking and a collective solution
Bob Rodgers, President and CEO, Street Grace
Presented by Serviam Partners and Brightworth
The “business” of human trafficking is booming – globally, domestically and locally. It is the second largest and fastest growing illegal economy in the world. In Georgia alone it generates an estimated 300 million dollars per year. Even still, we have cause for hope. Atlanta, with its public and private partnerships, is amongst those leading the fight. Find out what you and your business can do to make a difference. Winning the fight will take “all” of us.
To register for this event, please contact Marie Hurt at (404) 760-9000 or by clicking here.
About Our Speaker
Bob Rodgers serves as Street Grace president and CEO, bringing more than 30 years of corporate and nonprofit leadership and team development experience to this role.
Previously, Rodgers served as the fourth president of Richmont Graduate University, which offers fully accredited graduate programs in Counseling, Ministry and Spiritual Formation. As president, Rodgers led Richmont into an era of institutional and financial growth, including championing the addition of a new accredited master’s degree program, spearheading the fundraising efforts for the opening of an Atlanta campus and launching two university-sponsored trauma centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Atlanta.
Formerly, the vice president of one of the largest restaurant chains in the Southeast, Rodgers provided oversight and support for more than 22,000 employees in 21 states. In addition, through his firm Quantum Search, he has conducted more than 24,000 interviews and led searches for key leadership positions at Chick-fil-A, Georgia Pacific, Baptist Healthcare, Curtis1000 and other major corporate, healthcare and nonprofit organizations worldwide.
Nationally recognized for his acumen in business, recruitment and team development, Rodgers is a sought-after speaker and panelist. He has written for a variety of business journals and other publications, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Rodgers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Lee University and a master’s degree in Ministry from Richmont Graduate University (2017).
Outside of his professional responsibilities, Rodgers has hosted “Thinking Out Loud,” a weekly radio broadcast, and is the co-author of the devotional “God Is With Us” (2013). He serves on numerous boards, is on the Business Advisory Council for Lee University, and is the co-founder of the Freedom Coalition, a collaborative initiative addressing human trafficking.
About Street Grace
Street Grace is an Atlanta-based, faith-driven organization collaborating with faith, business and community leaders providing a comprehensive path to end Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST) in Metro Atlanta and throughout the United States. DMST is sexual activity in which there is a promise of the exchange of something of value to a child or another person(s) for sex with that child.
Street Grace mobilizes community resources – financial, human, and material – to fight DMST through awareness, empowerment and engagement.