Market Unit Lead – US South
Marty Rodgers is Accenture's market unit lead for the US South and responsible for clients, people, offices, community involvement, and financial performance across the South. He has strategic responsibility for integrating Accenture's services to tackle and solve our clients' most complex problems. Leading more than 17,000 people in his market unit—spanning 15 states that cover key cities such as Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston and Washington, D.C.—Marty focuses on bringing continuous innovation to clients, attracting and retaining top talent and strengthening Accenture's impact in the local communities. He is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee and North America Leadership Team, as well as the office managing director for the Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
Marty formerly led Accenture's Health & Public Service business in the Southeast, started Accenture's Nonprofit Practice and has been with the company for more than 20 years.
Prior to Accenture, Marty served as a leader in the national and community service and workforce skills fields. He worked on Capitol Hill and helped write several successful pieces of legislation, including creating Americorps—the US domestic Peace Corps—and turning the Martin Luther King holiday into a national day of service. He also served with the Diocese of Gallup, working with Native American children in New Mexico.
Marty is an outspoken advocate of social responsibility and committed to inclusion and diversity. He previously served as executive sponsor of Accenture's African American Employee Resource Group and of the company's recruiting efforts at historically black colleges and universities (HBCU).
Marty currently serves on numerous local boards including the Greater Washington Board of Trade, United Way of National Capital Area, Federal City Council and KIPP-DC. He is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and a part of the Smithsonian FUTURES Working Group. He is also active on two national boards: President Bush's Points of Light Foundation and the Children’s Defense Fund.
Marty joined Accenture in 1997 and became a managing director in 2004. He 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.