Founder and Executive Director
Henry Rock has well over two decades of experience in media sales, advertising and marketing, working on national brands in Chicago, New York and Philadelphia for Johnson Publishing, the National Black Network, Black Media Inc. and other Black Media companies. He has worked in business development and strategic planning for small black-owned and operated businesses, including his own ventures. He was featured at a TEDx Talk in Charlotte, North Carolina in 2013, where he discussed re-imagining young black men as a new class of entrepreneurs. He studied economics at Rutgers University and marketing at the Keller Graduate School of Business Management. He’s currently serving his 2nd term on the Board of Directors of Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont. He is a 2015 Purpose Prize Fellow, the Charlotte Business Inclusion 2017 Crowns of Enterprise Awards – Diversity Advocate of the Year and one of Conscious Company Magazine’s 2019 Business Leaders of the Year, Leadership Charlotte – Class 41, American Leadership Forum (Charlotte ALF) Class XIX and SEED20 Class of 2020.