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ROTARY CLUB OF
|Foundation Chair||Bonnie Hardage|
|Membership Chair||Ben Ragin|
Dr. Alie Redd joined the Covenant House team as Executive Director in March 2018 and comes with 28 years of experience in the field of social work. Most recently, Dr. Redd served as the Vice President of Placement Services at CHRIS 180, overseeing the organization’s therapeutic group homes, street outreach, community housing, permanent supportive housing, transitional living programs, drop in center, and related supportive services. Before her time at CHRIS 180, Dr. Redd worked for Lutheran Services of Georgia. She has served various populations as a direct service provider, clinician, clinical supervisor, advocate, advisor, administrator, and executive leader. Dr. Redd earned a BA in Psychology from the University of Memphis, an MSW and PhD in Social Work Policy Planning Administration and Social Science with a cognate in Public Administration from Clark Atlanta University. Her areas of research interest include: social and child welfare policy; commercial sexual exploitation of children; secondary trauma of social workers; refugee and immigration; racial identity; youth homelessness; and military families.
An acclaimed marketer, entrepreneur and award-winning author with two multi-million dollar agencies under her belt, Stacey Ruth has been acknowledged as among the Top 50 Entrepreneurs in Atlanta, and twice as one of the Top 100 IT Agencies by Experiential Marketer Magazine.
Her clients have included enterprise-scale organizations such as UPS, Siemens, Choice Hotels, Honda, Shaw and Overhead Door Corporation, to innovative startups.
Along her 25-year entrepreneurial journey Stacey has made nearly every business mistake possible – and grown remarkably as a result. She married her business partner and divorced him six years later, for even greater post-mess success. At one point she also was the victim of corporate identity theft, personally locating the thief, who was wanted in three states.
Her businesses have survived the fallout of 9/11 and deep recessions, teaching her how change is not a thing we manage, but a force that transforms individuals and organizations, even though we might feel like we are trying to fly during free fall.
As an impassioned leader herself, Stacey believes that without exception, everyone is a born leader. She serves in numerous organizations, where she is an advocate for the individual greatness of their respective members, including her roles as Director of Marketing for the National Speakers Association, Chair of Mentorship for the National Association of Women Business Owners, Director of Marketing for Conscious life Journal, and Board of Directors for the Spiritual Living Center of Atlanta.
Stacey has a dual degree of a BS in Mathematics, a BA in Graphic Design, and a minor in language.She is a certified ROI professional, licensed spiritual practitioner and author of Truth and Dare: Inside Out Marketing. She is hard at work on her second book, Begin: 12 Forgotten Laws to Ignite Your Business.
Stacey currently lives in Roswell, GA with her husband, Barron, in their “treehouse.” Together they enjoy traveling the world looking for their next great adventure.
Thanks to all who volunteered with the USO during an exciting Super Bowl week at the airport! And special thanks to Bill Smith and Nancy Randall for continuing to lead the charge in this great partnership!