|Brian K. Rice is a graduate of Alabama A&M University. While at AAMU Brian was the captain
of the universities baseball team and he maintained the honor all 4 years as the scholar
athlete of the year for his team while majoring in mechanical engineering. Brian started his
professional career in construction management as a mechanical engineer in Oak Ridge, TN.
After 5 years of working as a construction engineer, Brian aspired to travel more and to go into
a business development role where he could use natural gift as a people's person to develop
and grow business to business relationships. Brian has worked as regional technical business
development manager for various manufacturing companies since 2007. It was in 2007 when
Brian truly connected to his vision for the community. While working in Richmond, VA, Brian
was traveling through the state when he said, "it is time to start working on plans to give back
to the community." For the next several years, Brian started volunteering more on a regular
basis and he started researching all types of books on non profits, entrepreneurship, history
and spiritual development. In 2009, Brian started working on his plan to move back to his
home of Birmingham, AL. This plan was no regular plan, Brian dedicated 2009 and 2010 to
idea creation for his non profit vision for Birmingham and the state of Alabama. Brian has
created countless list of potential mentoring ideas, economic development ideas, crime
prevention ideas, education development ideas, and character development ideas for his
home city and state.
Brian moved back to Birmingham in 2013 which he spent developing relationships. In the fall
of 2014, Brian is launching a series of community workshops for youths and adults, school
based mentoring programs, offender workshops for court ordered citizens and more.
Brian still works full time as a business development manager which he hopes transitions into
a full time community role. Brian have been responsible for managing multi-million dollar
account packages consisting of various small businesses and some of the largest
manufacturing companies in this country. Brian have worked daily with business owners,
general managers, operations managers, various types of engineers, purchasing groups, and
most importantly the blue collar workers on the plant floor level. While working in business
development Brian has had the pleasure to go through various types of negotiating training,
dining etiquette training, and years of formal sales training. Brian have been able to visit and
tour several hundred manufacturing facilities across various industries from the Automotive
industry, Oil & Gas industry, Food & Beverage industry, Metals industry, Power & Utilities
Industries and many more industries throughout the country which Brian uses as a source of
vision when speaks to youths and adults about the various opportunities available to them.
Brian recently moved back to Birmingham, AL to focus on youth and adult development
programs throughout the city and state. Brian is passionate about making a difference and he
has demonstrated that clearly with his purposeful move back to his home city and state.
Brian has written 3 books, one for young adults titled "Prepare For Your Success", one for
elementary students titled "Kids Be Great", and his favorite book "Black Americans, We Need
You!" (The Call for Self Accountability of All African Americans) which was created from
several hundred pages of work and research that Brian prepared while developing the vision
for Heroes Bridge, Inc. This book is true encouragement for every African American to give
back to their community. Heroes Bridge, Inc. is still in the early funding stages. To learn more
about Heroes Bridge visit www.heroesbridge.com
Brian is a regular volunteer throughout the community. Please review the list below to see
some of the organizations Brian participated in over the past few years.
|Who is Brian K. Rice
|I have a passion for helping people and I understand as an established Young African American Male,
that I have a responsibility to give back during my free time. Brian has been and is still a regular
volunteer with the Urban League, local community centers, elementary schools, middle schools, high
schools and colleges
|B. Rice in the Community
|My High School
|B. Rice & Reading
A Few Personal Reads
(4 is highly recommended)
|I wish I would have started reading on my own as early as Elementary School and definitely by High School. My mother tried to instill the
value of reading in me but I was very stubborn. I was like so many other kids, I did not do what I was suppose to do. Since the age of 25,
tremendously. I feel like I am still behind because of all of the missed opportunities as a youth but I am determined to make myself better.
|"Honor Your Dream, Live With Purpose"
Motivational Speaker | Programs Coordinator | Business Development Manager | Engineer
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