ROBERT H. BOLTON
President and Chief Executive Officer
Robert H. Bolton, President and Chief Executive Officer of R.H. Bolton, Inc., has over 25 years of experience in a variety of public relations activities including media relations, publications development and management, special events planning, execution and evaluation. He leads a team of seasoned professionals who will take your event to the signature level.
Bolton is an award-winning communications professional. He is the winner of three Georgia Public Relations Society of America Phoenix Awards for excellence in special events coordination and one Phoenix Award for publication development.
He was a member of Morehouse College's administrative staff for nine years. During his tenure, he created Morehouse College's "A Candle in the Dark" Gala, which has attracted over 1,500 guests annually, grossed over $10 million since 1989 and honored over 180 outstanding black leaders for their professional and personal achievements, including Gordon Parks, Oprah Winfrey, Muhammad Ali, Quincy Jones, Dick Gregory, C.T. Vivian, Harry Belafonte, Ray Charles, Arthur Ashe, Kenneth Chenault, Danny Glover, Spike Lee, "Bo" Jackson, Henry "Hank" Aaron, Dr. Louis Sullivan, Denzel Washington and August Wilson, to name a few. He also has managed the production of the college's major publications, including Morehouse's official magazine, The Alumnus. In addition, he coordinated publicity for several history-making events at Morehouse including the visit of South African leader Nelson Mandela.
Bolton also served as a key member of Morehouse's 125th Anniversary Planning Committee. The year-long anniversary celebration, convened from September 1991 to May 1992, featured numerous special events at the College and in several major cities throughout the United States.
Prior to his affiliation with Morehouse, Bolton worked with Atlanta-based public relations firm A. Brown-Olmstead Associates, where he coordinated publicity and special events for a variety of local, national and international accounts including the inaugural 1986 Goodwill Games, the first National Black Arts Festival in 1988, The Healey Building, and Cascade Hills, a residential development of C-I Cascade Corporation.
During his career, Bolton has assisted numerous non-profit organizations with publicity and special events. He recently established "An Evening of Funk," a benefit for the Jerusalem House, a caring home for people with AIDS. In 1990, he managed the 50th Anniversary Celebration for the Cathedral of Faith Church of God in Christ (Atlanta), and created "Holy Smoke," an annual culinary fund-raiser featuring cuisine prepared by Atlanta leading clergy for Capital Area Mosaic, an inner-city organization.
In 1996, he served as one of three press corps members chosen to provide media relations support for Ambassador Andrew Young, co-chairman of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games (ACOG).
A 1986 graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, Bolton received a Bachelor of Arts degree in mass communications, with a concentration in public relations. During his course of study, he received the Outstanding Student Award in Public Relations. Bolton is also a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
An Atlanta native, Bolton is married to the former Tammy Lynn Shepherd. They are the proud parents of a daughter, Micah Brinai.
Senior Logistics/Special Projects Assistant
Madeleine Rogers is a Senior Logistics/Special Projects Consultant for R.H. Bolton, Inc., a position she has held since the birth of the burgeoning Atlanta-based special events and public relations firm in 1997. Having worked closely with President Robert H. Bolton for several years of his career long before the establishment of R.H. Bolton, Inc., Ms. Rogers is a "natural fit" - an integral and intrinsic part of the company's past, present and future.
Primarily responsible for providing special event coordination assistance, including document preparation, fund-raising details and on-site management, Ms. Rogers brings more than 18 years professional experience to her post. From Clark Atlanta University - where she completely reorganized the college's entire faculty-staff filing system and coordinated the printing of its handbook - to Morehouse College, where she continues to serve as special consultant to the Development, Publications, Special Events and Alumni Relations offices, this administrative authority has honed her skills in a vast variety of areas.
In addition to working in the higher education arena, Ms. Rogers has been office manager and comptroller for Heritage Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge, a low-volume car dealership in Tuskegee, Ala. In Atlanta, she also held the posts of special projects assistant at Gourmet Services, Inc., a premiere Southern food services chain; administrative and graphic design support assistant for Bovanti Cosmetics, a growing African-American beauty aid company; vice president and office manager for Bits 'N Bytes Computers, a network and software consulting company; and systems administrator for A. Brown-Olmstead Associates, a local top public relations firm.
Undoubtedly, her ability to help successfully operate and advance the institutions and corporations for which she worked, led her to start her own business. Since 1992, M.C. Rogers Consulting has provided quality administrative, graphics and accounting support for several businesses.
Ms. Rogers, a Detroit, Mich. native, attended Cornell University, York College, and St. John's University. She is the proud mother of two daughters.
RHONDA E. CALDWELL
Senior Events and Special Projects Consultant
Rhonda E. Caldwell is a senior events and special projects consultant with R.H. Bolton, Inc. She began her collaboration with the company in 2008 during the execution of the 142nd Founderís Day Celebration and the inauguration of Dr. Ronald L. Carter as 13th president of Johnson C. Smith University. She brings over a decade of special events management and coordination experience to the R.H. Bolton, Inc. team.
Caldwell is also the owner and CEO of The Main Event, Inc. The Main Event, Inc., established in 1996, is a full-service event management and marketing company that has focused on planning corporate and social events throughout the Eastern region. She has produced and managed events for a variety of clients including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, UNC Charlotte, Accenture, Cintas, The Urban League, The Charlotte Post, and the Afro-American Cultural Center.
In March, 2003, The Main Eventís management and design of the Hearst Tower Grand Opening for Bank of America won the International Special Events Society (ISES) EVIE Award for ďBest Corporate Event.Ē
In 1995, Caldwell received the American Business Womenís Association Charlotte Chapter Woman of the Year Award- listing her as the youngest member to ever receive this honor, while working with Jack Henry & Associates as a marketing manager.
She is a graduate of University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a member of the Charlotte and Winston-Salem Chambers, International Special Events Society, Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Her community involvement includes Girl Scouts of America, Childrenís Theater of Charlotte, Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Girl Talk Foundation, Inc., and Girlís Glory Book Club.
A native of Winston-Salem, NC, Caldwell is the mother of one savvy little 10 year old daughter, Lauryn.
TISHA F. WALLER
Senior Special Events and Special Projects Consultant
Tisha F. Waller, senior special events and special projects Consultant, joined R.H. Bolton, Inc. in 2008 to assist with the execution of the Superviewing Party for Congressman John Lewis for the historic election presidential election of Barack Obama as the nationís 44th president and the first African-American. Waller also serves as an education consultant with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Clark Atlanta University, Waller began her career as a kindergarten teacher at Livsey Elementary School in DeKalb County, Georgia, where she was recognized as Teacher of the Year in 1996.
A member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Waller is also a track and field athlete who competed in high jump. She participated in the 1996 and 2004 Summer Olympics. She is a five-time American Champion, and internationally won the 1998 Goodwill Games, plus bronze medals in the 1991 World University Games and the 1999 World Indoor Championships. Waller established an American women's indoor record of 2.01 meters (6' 7.25") at the 1998 USA Indoor Championships. Her mark stood for 14 years.
Special Projects Coordinator
Chad Bailey joined R. H. Bolton, Inc. in August 2004 as an intern to assist with special events and projects organized at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. Bailey assisted with the coordination of the University's Annual Founder's Day Convocation, Avenue of the Oaks Gala, Commencement and Baccalaureate programs. Recently he has assisted with the UNCF/Institute for Capacity Building conference and pre-planning for An Evening of Stars: Tribute to Smokey Robinson.
After receiving a B.A. in Visual Arts from Dillard University, Bailey entered the workforce with a focus in the arts & entertainment. Bailey was able to secure multiple positions in several areas of production for local organizations and non-profits. Prior to joining R.H. Bolton, Inc., Bailey aided in the production of several music festivals in New Orleans including the Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell and Essence Music Festival. In addition he has coordinated a variety of exhibitions including the International Art Exhibition: Prospect 1 curated by Dan Cameron, and a variety social events for a diverse clientele.
Bailey, who resides in New Orleans, is a member of the Sigma Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Widow Son Lodge No. 45 B.
TONYA P. BOLDEN
Special Projects Assistant
Tonya P. Bolden joined R. H. Bolton, Inc. in November 2002 to assist with special projects. Since becoming a member of the R.H. Bolton, Inc. team, Bolden has assisted with events and conferences for SCLC, Morehouse School of Medicine, UNCF/Institute for Capacity Building, Morehouse College, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and DeKalb for Seniors, Inc., as well as a variety of Atlanta social functions. Bolden is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University.
Special Assistant to the President
Dasmyn Grigsby, special assistant to the president, joined the R.H. Bolton, Inc. staff as an intern in 2012. During his internship, he assisted with aspects of planning the kick-off for The Pink Frog Foundation, a newly established breast cancer nonprofit based in Atlanta. In addition to assisting with project logistics for a variety of clients, Grigsby is responsible for administrative support for the R.H. Bolton team. Grigsby is a graduate of Bethune-Cookman University and a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
KIM S. POWELL
Special Projects Assistant
Kim S. Powell, special projects assistant, joined R.H. Bolton, Inc. in August 2011 to assist with Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. events associated with the dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Since becoming a member of the R.H. Bolton, Inc. team, Powell has assisted with a variety of events and conferences including the Dr. Dorothy Height Celebration for Morehouse College. Powell is a graduate of Spelman College and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.