The Team

The Ludacris Foundation includes a team of nine hardworking individuals with an average of twenty years of professional experience ranging from corporate executives of Fortune 500 companies, legal, healthcare and finance fields, as well as the music industry. These individuals have come together as a team sharing the same passion and concern for young people.

On the surface, hip-hop culture icon and mega-mogul Ludacris is a multi-platinum selling artist, actor and rapper. Chris “Ludacris” Bridges was born in Champaign, Illinois with a solid foundation – musically, intellectually and spiritually. Influenced by his parents’ love for music, Chris began to appreciate all genres of the art. Chris wrote his first rhyme when he was 9 years old, and has been producing ever since. Read more…

After 20 years in a successful career at a Fortune 50 financial institution, Roberta Shields chose to redirect her talents and skills to help her son, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, develop his growing empire. As an entrepreneur and philanthropist, Roberta wears many hats. Among her most cherished roles are proud grandmother to three granddaughters, and President of The Ludacris Foundation. Read more…

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

STAFF

LISA FRANKLIN

Secretary

JINI THORNTON

Treasurer

KIM HUTCHENS

Program Director – South

BARRY FLORENCE

Public Relations

CANDACE DICKENS

Communications Consultant

JENNIFER ROBINSON

Program Director – North

CHARLES McCREE

Social Media

JACKIE HOSKINS-WROTEN

Health + Nutrition Consultant

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