Fred A. Roger is the new executive director of The Veterans Trust, a grant-making foundation dedicated to supporting transitioning veterans. Before, he was CEO of the HELO Foundation, which establishes veteran resource centers on university campuses. Previously he was director of training and product development with Dr. G’s Franchising Companies, where he trained new franchisees and established a training center and curriculum. He is the managing director of Roger Consulting. From 2002-2007 he served in the United States Marine Corps.
Marla Wilson has been named executive director, Tracy Wilson-Mourning’s Honey Shine Mentoring Program. This nonprofit organization, based in Miami, was created to provide young girls with opportunities and experiences that will help them grow into confident, productive and socially aware citizens. Before, she was the business development consultant for 1 Percent Circle, the consulting group she founded based in Atlanta. Clients included the National Black College Hall of Fame, Wells F argo, and the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority. She has a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Central Oklahoma, where she studied broadcast and print journalism
Best advice: The best advice that she has ever received was from her grandmother: “Respect who you are when nobody else is watching.” Wilson says this is basically a lesson in integrity. You have to be happy with who you are and what you do, regardless.
Melissa Sullivan was recently named director of advancement for the Palm Beach County Food Bank in Lantana. Before, she was an advancement and communications specialist for the Historical Society of Palm Beach County. Sullivan has a bachelor of arts degree in humanities from Washington College, Chesterton, Md.
Dr. Ted Greer was recently appointed CEO of The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County. Before, he was president and CEO of Fresh Start Family Services Inc. in Miami-Dade County. He has a D.Min, in ministry from Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
Rosa Madruga has been named director of operations for the Miami-Dade County Youth Fair & Exposition. She will oversee all operations, maintenance, preventive maintenance, repair, warehousing and capital projects for The Youth Fair and Expo Center events. Most recently, she was the facilities coordinator. Madruga is a graduate of Miami Senior High School.
Best advice she ever received: “The best advice I have received is to have a positive outlook on every aspect of life. When I’m faced with a challenge, I always see a solution and I try to learn from it. Having a positive attitude also helps people around you have confidence in themselves and makes the team feel stronger.”