Social Entrepreneurship Speaker Series: Marty Rodgers of Accenture

Martin “Marty” Rodgers is one of Accenture's Senior Managing Directors responsible for clients, people, offices, community involvement, and financial performance. He has strategic responsibility for integrating Accenture's services to tackle and solve their clients' most complex problems across all industries. Leading more than 22,000 people in the South Market Unit spanning 15 states, Marty focuses on bringing continuous innovation to clients, attracting and retaining top talent, and strengthening Accenture's impact in the local communities. He is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee and the North America Leadership Team, as well as the office managing director for the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, the company’s largest office in North America.

Marty formerly led Accenture's Health & Public Service business in the Southeast, started Accenture's for-profit Nonprofit Practice, and has been with the company for more than 20 years. Prior to Accenture, Marty served as a leader in national and community service and workforce skilling. He worked on Capitol Hill and helped write several successful pieces of legislation, including helping to create Americorps—the US domestic Peace Corps—the first major federal apprenticeship legislation, and turning the Martin Luther King holiday into a National Day of Service. He also served with the Diocese of Gallup, working with Native American children in New Mexico.

A frequent keynote speaker, Marty is an outspoken advocate of social responsibility and committed to inclusion and diversity. He previously served as executive sponsor of Accenture's African American Employee Resource Group and led the company's recruiting efforts at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU).