2022 Champion for Change
Accenture’s Marty Rodgers has been recognized by the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals (ACCP) as their 2022 Champion for Change. This Purpose Award is given to “a top-level company executive who uses their political capital, influence, and actions to drive buy-in, resources, and engagement” for their company’s corporate social impact work.
The Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals celebrates corporate social responsibility professionals who serve as “beacons of excellence in their field.”
Marty Rodgers’ Day Job
Marty Rodgers is Accenture’s market unit lead for the US South region. Leading more than 17,000 people in 15 states, Rodgers is a member of Accenture’s Global Management Committee and North America Leadership Team.
He is also the office managing director for the Washington, D.C. Metro Area, where part of his role is fostering community service among local Accenture staff.
Previously, Rodgers led Accenture’s Health & Public Service unit in the Southeastern United States.
Rodgers founded Accenture’s Nonprofit Practice and has been with the company for 24 years.
Inclusion and Diversity at Accenture
Marty Rodgers is an outspoken advocate for corporate social responsibility and is committed to inclusion and diversity. He previously served as executive sponsor of Accenture’s African American Employee Resource Group and the company’s recruiting efforts at historically black colleges and universities.
According to Rodgers: “Employee Resource Groups are a great way for employees of similar backgrounds or interests to create community and opportunity internally by advancing community and opportunity externally. The Employee Resource Groups are where the action is, where inclusion and diversity go from rhetoric to reality… Day in and day out, Employee Resource Groups make Accenture better and promote a sense of belonging and of family.”
Early Career: AmeriCorps and Martin Luther King Day
Prior to Accenture, Rodgers worked on Capitol Hill where he helped write several successful pieces of legislation, including creating Americorps and turning the Martin Luther King holiday into a National Day of Service.
Martin Luther King Day “should be a day on, not a day off; a day of action, not apathy; a day of service, not shopping and sales,” said Rodgers. “Service comes from a place of love and an ethos of kindness. When we selflessly give our time, talent, and treasure to uplift our neighbors and our communities, we, through action, do our part in creating a more perfect Union… We grow in gratitude for the blessings we have. We build bridges of peace and invite others to walk alongside us as equals. And we demonstrate the truth in one of Dr. King’s most eloquent thoughts: Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve.”
Other Awards and Recognition
Previously, Marty Rodgers won the Peter Kuchli Urban Empowerment Award in recognition of his work to help urban young adults reach their potential. Rodgers was also honored by the Washington Business Journal as a 2022 recipient of their Diversity in Business Award.
Rodgers currently serves on the boards of the Children’s Defense Fund and Points of Light Foundation (the nation’s largest organization promoting volunteerism) as well as the boards of numerous Washington, DC-area charities including the United Way of the National Capital Area.
Previously, Marty Rodgers was a founding board member of the AARP Foundation and a past board member at AmeriCorps NCCC, Public Allies, Youth Service America, Reading Partners, and Teach For America.
Rogers earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Harvard University. He serves on the Board of Trustees and Board of Fellows at the University of Notre Dame.