Transform Westside Summit – February 16, 2018
Opening Speaker: Rodney Bullard
Featured Presentation: Quest Development Communities
Presented by: Leonard Adams
About Rodney Bullard: Rodney Bullard is currently Vice President of Community Affairs at Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation where he leads the company’s corporate philanthropic and social responsibility strategy. Prior to this role, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with the Department of Justice Director’s Award. Prior to this role, Rodney was selected as a White House Fellow, the nation’s most prestigious public service Fellowship. As a White House Fellow, Rodney was placed at NASA working directly for the NASA Administrator. A decorated veteran, Rodney also served in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps eventually working at the Pentagon as a Congressional Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.
A graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, Duke University School of Law and the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business, Rodney is a Trustee of the Air Force Academy Falcon Foundation, and a board member of the Terry School of Business Board of Directors.
Rodney’s recent recognitions include: Recognition by the Atlanta Business League as one of the 2013 Men of Influence, The University of Georgia’s 2013 listing of the 40 alumni leaders under the age of 40, The Georgia Trend Magazine’s 2011 listing of the 40 Best and Brightest Leaders Under 40, The Leadership Atlanta Class of 2012, and as one of 10 Outstanding Young Leaders in Atlanta for 2010.
About Quest Development Communities: The mission of Quest Community Development Organization is to develop affordable housing and provide needs-based community services to enhance the quality of life for underserved individuals and families.
Their core supportive services are case management, educational training, vocational training, community resources linkage (SA/MH services) and financial management payee services. Learn more
About Leonard Adams: Leonard L. Adams, Jr. President & CEO, is the Founder of Quest Community Development Organization, Inc.; a Georgia-based non-profit organization. As an entrepreneur of over 25 years, Mr. Adams has multiable years of experience in developing affordable-supportive housing communities. He is a dynamic, results oriented leader with a strong record of accomplishment utilizing his leadership, fiscal, strategic and operational strengths as he navigates the non-profit development superhighway in such uniquely challenging communities.
A war veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Adams is commitment to supporting urban community development and serves as a catalyst for change through his work serving homeless and low-income special needs men, women, families and veterans.
Mr. Adams serves as Vice Chair on the Knoxville College Board of Trustees as well as the Co-Chair for the national non-profit, Back on My Feet Atlanta Chapter.
Mr. Adams gained his MBA from Kennesaw State University and completed his undergraduate studies at Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN.
About the Transform Westside Summit: Westside Future Fund’s Transform Westside Summit is held on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and is free and open to the public. Our audience includes a diverse group stakeholders. Longtime neighborhood residents, community and faith leaders, heads of non-profits and corporate executives come together to share success stories and discuss challenges that currently affect our Westside neighborhoods.
Meetings begin promptly at 7:15 a.m. with morning devotion,* presented by a member of the historic Westside community, and complimentary breakfast, provided by Summit sponsor Chick-fil-A.
Many in our community are driven by their spiritual faith to participate in the Westside revitalization effort. The time at the beginning of our meetings is an opportunity to share various inspirational reflections. While the speakers may articulate their personal faith, it is meant to be inclusive, inspiring and meaningful. All are welcome.