Juneteenth Fireside Chat
Join Ameris Bank D&I Officer Karlene Gordon as she sits down with Rodney Bullard, Ameris Bancorp Director, Chick-Fil-A Inc. Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility and Chick-Fil-A Foundation Executive Director, to discuss the history and celebration of Juneteenth.
Thursday, June 17, 2021
12:00-1:00 p.m. ET
The online event is free and open to the public. Register today!
Rodney Bullard leads Chick-fil-A’s community engagement, philanthropic and sustainability strategy as Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility for Chick-fil-A, Inc. and Executive Director of the Chick-fil-A Foundation. Before coming to 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 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. Rodney also previously served at the Pentagon as a Congressional Legislative Liaison in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Rodney is currently on the Ameris Bancorp Board of Directors and was elected as a director on July 1, 2019. Rodney is an alumnus of the Air Force Academy, Duke Law School, the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
A proud immigrant that hails from Jamaica, West Indies, Karlene Gordon is a champion and change agent for diversity initiatives throughout Ameris and the communities we serve. With more than 20 years of human resource experience, Karlene is passionate about developing programs to enhance understanding of diversity and inclusion, and creating a strategy to engage, retain and advance a diverse team of talent. Prior to serving in this role, Karlene was a senior human resources business partner since joining Ameris in 2018. Before joining Ameris, Karlene was a human resources business partner for Live Person and held a variety of human resources roles at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and HR Dynamics among other businesses. A graduate of Queens College of New York, Karlene holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in industrial/organizational psychology.