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Keynote Speaker

Rodney Bullard

Rodney Bullard


Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Rodney is Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Chick fil A, Inc., where he leads the company’s corporate community and philanthropic strategy. Prior to joining Chick-fil-A, Rodney served as an Assistant United States Attorney, prosecuting complex criminal cases. For his service, the United States Attorney General presented him with one of the Department of Justice’s highest honors, the 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 to work 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.

Rodney is an alumnus of the United States Air Force Academy, Duke University School of Law, the University of Georgia’s Terry School of Business and the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Additionally, Rodney is an alumnus of Leadership Atlanta, Leadership Georgia, Outstanding Atlanta and the Presidential Leadership Scholars Program.

Rodney currently serves on several national and local boards, including: the Salvation Army National Advisory Board of Directors, the Junior Achievement USA National Board of Directors, the Ameris Bank Board of Directors, the United States Air Force Academy Athletic Corporation, the Atlanta History Center and the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.

A few of Rodney’s recent accolades include recognition by: Georgia Trend as one of the 2022 Most Influential and Notable Georgians; Atlanta Magazine as one of the Most Influential Atlantans in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022; Leadership Georgia’s Dale Threadgill Award for Service in 2019; Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the Most Admired Non-profit CEOs in 2017; The University of Georgia’s listing of the 40 alumni leaders under the age of 40; as well as the Georgia Trend listing of the 40 Best and Brightest Leaders Under 40.

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