WHO WE AREMillennial Bridge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to defeat underemployment and advocate for African American advancement in the workplace and life. Our vision is to catalyze lasting economic impact in the global African American community through our events, programming, and networking opportunities.
OUR VALUESEducate - We aim to educate our community on career advancement hacks and the value of our economic impact Empower - We believe in providing the tools for our community to regain their power and control their careers. Pay It Forward - We understand the value in passing the baton and aspire to enrich the lives of our community by paying it forward.
Meet The Team
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Millennial Bridge was founded by what some would call a semi-retired serial entrepreneur who enjoys bike riding and playing golf. Roderick McClure is passionate about one of the most significant epidemics of African American millennials – underemployment. Roderick decided to jump back into the entrepreneurial role and envisioned a robust networking idea which is now Millennial Bridge. He is an accomplished business owner and philanthropist with over 15 years of experience serving as a CEO and has also had a successful corporate career with several Fortune 500 companies, including Pitney Bowes and Minolta Corporation.
Jaseña is an author and leader who is passionate about helping teams and people grow. After spending over six years working with diverse organizations, Jaseña knows what drives lasting change, scales growth, and empowers individuals — and it’s not mastering the leadership fad of the month. It’s how well you connect with the heart-beating people you’re trying to help. Jaseña holds a BA in Business - Project Management from Colorado State University - Global. She lives in Atlanta, GA, with her husband, Tyrel Cooper, and puppy, Carson. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her enjoying a nice cup of coffee with a great book.
Development & Communications Officer
Kyle Walcott serves as the Development and Communications Consultant with Millennial Bridge. Since beginning his fundraising career in 2015, he’s secured approximately $12 million dollars in funds from foundations, corporations, and individuals for programmatic initiatives and special events within the nonprofit education industry.
Currently, he serves as the Senior Director of Institutional Giving for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, where he oversees strategic partnerships and grant relationships with corporate and foundation prospects. Before that, he served as the Manager of Development and Communications for the Ron Clark Academy, an Atlanta-based nonprofit middle school.
Within the community, Kyle serves as the President of the Emerging 100 of Atlanta, the young professional auxiliary of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta. He is also a graduate of LEAD Atlanta’s Class of 2022. Kyle earned his bachelor of business administration in marketing from Georgia State University and resides in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood.
Meet The Board of Directors
Retired General Counsel UPS
Teri Plummer McClure served as General Counsel, Chief Human Resources, and Vice President of Labor Relations and Communications for UPS’s more than 444,000 employees worldwide.
Teri was also a member of the company's Management Committee, responsible for setting strategy, profit, and operating plans for the company's worldwide operations.
Senior Manager for John Legend
Hassan K. Smith has served as a critical member of John Legend's Management Team for well over a decade.
He began his professional journey with John by providing security services to the Grammy and Oscar-winning artist, assuming more responsibilities and myriad roles over time until arriving at his current position as Senior Advisor.
Dr. Maxine Cain
Founder & President, STEM Atlanta Women President Biden's Lifetime Achievement
Founder & President, STEM Atlanta Women | Community Development Lead (Atlanta) - OneTen.org
President Biden's Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Georgia Secretary of State Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award.
Travis Joshua served as a Principal and Assistant Principal for nearly 20 years with the Cobb County School District and most recently the Douglas County School System.
Under his leadership, schools received recognition as a Title I Reward School for High Progress for consecutive years, and academic progress scores as determined by state testing increased by double digits over a four-year period. Travis was also responsible for leading a STEM high school through the COGNIA re-certification process and leading 72 staff members in receiving District STEM Teacher Certification.