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ADDO inspires. So do our people. Get to know the hard working individuals & personalities that make up team ADDO.
Kevin Paul Scott has traveled to six continents and spoken to leaders from more than 100 countries. A noted speaker and author, Kevin has written two books: “The 8 Essential Exchanges” and “The Lepers’ Lessons.” Known for his grassroots appeal and southern charm, Kevin speaks extensively at businesses, universities, and within the faith community.
Kevin co-founded both ADDO Worldwide and the ADDO Institute. The ADDO Institute received the Governor’s International Award for “New Company of the Year” in the state of Georgia. The Institute works specifically in the areas of global leadership, student leadership, and thought leadership.
Prior to co-founding ADDO, Kevin’s background included non-profit charitable work, business ventures, and politics. After graduating from the University of Georgia, Kevin served on a presidential campaign team and then worked as a representative for a United States Congressman. Kevin was named one of the “Power 30 Under 30″ for his work in expanding the marketing efforts nationwide as the Communicator in Chief for a global company. In consecutive years, Kevin was named to the “40 under 40” lists for Georgia Trend and then the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
For his leadership and business acumen, Kevin has been featured on Fox Business, CNBC and in numerous publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Detroit Free Press, The Economist and others.
For fun, Kevin has been cage diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa, trekked Mountain Gorillas in Uganda, and ridden a llama in Colombia. However, he most enjoys being at home to cheer on the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs. Kevin was raised in Kennesaw, Georgia, and is active in his local church.
Garrett Gravesen has crossed all 7 continents and has become an expert storyteller along the way. He has spoken to people from more than 100 countries, delivered a commencement address to 30,000 people, and was recently named one of the “Ten Outstanding Young People of the World” by the Junior Chamber International in India. Garrett co-founded both ADDO Worldwide and the ADDO Institute with Kevin.
Garrett is a proud alumnus of Harvard Business School and the University of Georgia, where he became the youngest student body president in school history. Before attending Harvard, Garrett did investment banking for Merrill Lynch & Co. in Hong Kong, and worked at an AIDS orphanage in Africa.
Professionally, Garrett Co-founded H.E.R.O. for Children, the largest pediatric AIDS organization in Georgia, and the Global LEAD Program, which together have galvanized over 10,000 next-generation leaders in service programs in the United States, Africa, and Europe.
Mr. Gravesen speaks at conferences and to companies about innovation, storytelling, and “10 Seconds of Insane Courage.”
On a personal note, he once led a team 100 days from Kenya to Cape Town, wore a tuxedo atop Machu Picchu and the Great Wall of China, and has been to North Korea, Cuba, and Antarctica…legally. More notably, Mr. Gravesen kissed a penguin on the frozen continent and only packed his tuxedo.
Todd D. Williams
Todd has benefitted from a rich panorama of experiences in his life and in his career. He counts himself fortunate to have been on the "learning end" of several endeavors -- which translates into priceless wisdom gained from facing challenges over time.
As an executive at The Home Depot in strategic business development and as a startup entrepreneur, Todd has stretched his left-brain abilities; while using his right-brain in brand marketing strategies, technology and innovation. When he was selected to join The Home Depot Accelerated Leadership Program, he was intrigued by the notion that great organizations endure when sustained by mature leaders.
In 2007 with a passion for investing in people, Todd co-founded The Leaders Lyceum, a consultancy approach focused on leveraging challenge as a means for growth of individual leaders in corporate, education and non-profit organizations. Todd's ADDO role is anchored in that experience and emphasizes strategic and business development initiatives, to expand impact and ADDO's vision for what's possible to activate brands and leaders to enhance social impact.
A Michigan State Spartan, Todd and his wife Celia share a love of international travel and have three grown children who foster a sense of pride, extend his perspective and provide inspiration.
Film & Creative Specialist
Dan Duncan is a story teller and entrepreneur. For the past decade Dan has traveled all over the world telling stories. Stories of Fortune 500 companies to the stories of refugees relentlessly searching for freedom. During this time Dan has also been the co-founder of three companies and through this experience has learned how to grow a brand in the age of the internet. Dan’s greatest joy is to create pieces of art that authentically connect with an audience to bring hope and change.
Dan is inspired by the following: "Truth is this worlds greatest hope but how we package that truth in story is what creates that change.”
Before joining ADDO, Dan served as Lead Editor and Producer at Remedy Films. In his spare time Dan can be found traveling the world and experiencing different cultures with his wife Allison. Finding and telling stories is Dan’s greatest passion; whether that be through film, writing, or photography. Dan can generally be picked out of a crowd, as he will likely have his 70 lb. German shepherd, Marley, with him. And yes, she’s named after his favorite artist.
Marketing Engagement Manager
Laura has been an entreprenur since the age of 6. Starting with with her very first lemonade stand in the front yard of her home just outside of Memphis, Tennessee, she has never stopped selling, scaling, and making a difference ever since. Laura's hardworking entrepreneurial spirit is evident to anyone that ever meets her.
Years of following in her entrepreneurial father’s footsteps instilled a love and passion for people and all things sales and marketing; which would later lead to great success in her work with her father’s technology company.
Laura has 10+ years of sales and marketing experience, helping companies and organizations increase gross revenue by millions of dollars. She has a knack for the human language that she developed while studying creative writing and communication at the University of Memphis. Prior to joining Team ADDO, Laura successfully helped coordinate 100's of impact trips overseas for 1000's of students doing global missions and has brought that compassion, grit, and heart for servant leadership to ADDO. Laura has helped serve as a relentless leader of Chick-fil-A Leader Academy - where she has helped scale the program from 20 schools to more than 500 schools, in 30 states, impacting over 20,000 students and teachers across America.
When you ask Laura what inspires her most about her work, she’ll tell you it’s the people. When she’s not out making friends with strangers, Laura can be found writing music, or perusing the aisles of Barnes and Noble with with a stack of books in one hand and a hot skinny latte in the other.
Jessica is a native of Milledgeville and proud graduate of The University of Georgia. Despite being raised a small-town girl, Jessica has a passion for international travel, and it was this passion that first introduced her to ADDO founders, Kevin Scott and Garrett Gravesen. Jessica traveled with Kevin and Garrett to Cape Town in the summer of 2009 on a leadership, service, and study abroad program. Flash forward 7 years, she is joining up with them again as a member of the ADDO team.
Jessica has spent the past five years in sales roles and has joined the ADDO team to help scale leadership programs for next generation leaders. Coming from a family of educators, Jessica is passionate about the intersection of youth, education, and leadership. From mentoring children at Title I schools in Atlanta to serving those less fortunate in South Africa, Jessica is putting these talents to work with the ADDO team.
She attended military school for 7 years, loves her shoes with at least a 4 inch heel, and gives Taylor Swift’s feline obsession serious competition. Her cat, Fitzgerald Grant, is named after her favorite author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and favorite on-screen character, Scandal’s President Fitz Grant. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys practicing yoga, searching for the city’s best fish tacos, and cheering on her beloved Bulldogs. Go Dawgs!
Sr. Associate, Client Systems
Rosy is an Atlanta native who comes to ADDO after beginning her career in the world of politics at Faith & Freedom Coalition. Having previously worked as Director of Grassroots Engagement and Member Services, Rosy brings client services insight and knowledge developed through large-scale grassroots campaign experiences. Rosy helped FFC grow to 400 chapters and membership from 450,000 to over 1 million. In her role, she spanned from member engagement and relationships management, to operations IT and business process.
Whether as a Girl Scout or participating in the Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Program in high School, Rosy has always been engaged in leadership development. Most recently she served as Vice President of Membership for an Atlanta-based political organization and also participated in a selective statewide leadership program.
Rosy is a graduate of Davidson College with a B.A. in Political Science. During the summer, you can find her at either a Braves game or attending country music concerts. During the off season, while ignoring football or basketball, she counts the days until spring training.
Director of Partners and Process
John brings a track-record of helping technology and leadership organizations scale services and products, specifically in the digital space—most recently with Leadercast. John has engaged with a cross section of business, from start-ups to Fortune 500 brands and brings a consultative and value-driven approach to help expand the ADDO vision.
John has been privileged to be involved with multiple non-profits and currently serves on the Beta Psi Foundation (Emeritus Member), Wisdom Hunters Board of Directors and is part of the Uruguayan “Godfathers." Previously John served as the founder of Young Executive Society of the City Club of Buckhead and as president of the GA Tech Business Network. Since 1999, John has guided over 120 people on overseas missions; traveling across 26 countries on 5 continents.
With ADDO, John challenges the team to deliver meaningful and impactful results to clients. Outside of work, John interviews successful "Underdogs" and shares these meaningful stories and lessons with next generation leaders.
Additionally, John's passions include: golf, running, cooking and tailgating at Georgia Tech. He received his B.S. in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology with minors in Finance, Marketing and Real Estate and an M.B.A. from Auburn University, with concentrations in Finance and Leadership.
A fifth generation Atlantan, John loves to spend time with his wife Bethany and growing family of daughters Annabelle Faith and Emmalyn Hope.
Sr. Associate, Partnerships and Programs
Elizabeth brings Texas pride and five feet (and two inches) of inspiration to the ADDO team. Elizabeth graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business and Enterprise Management, concentrating on Organizational Development and Accounting. She comes to ADDO after gaining experience in a top-20 accounting firm where she excelled, but ultimately realized her true passion lies in leadership, applying Design Thinking methodology, and developing high performing teams.
At Wake Forest, Elizabeth found energy from the opportunity to increase the potential of other students. As a member of the School of Business Advisory Board, she served as an ambassador for students’ voice to the dean’s office. With a passion for philanthropy, Elizabeth poured her time into Hit the Bricks - a pillar of Wake Forest life where she helped coordinate, cast vision, and connect with over 1,000 members of the Wake Forest community.
In her spare time, Elizabeth can be found on her porch reading the latest copy of a Brene Brown book, and cheering on her hometown team, the San Antonio Spurs. Never missing an opportunity to be outside, Elizabeth enjoys patios, day trips to Dahlonega, and running on the Beltline, often with a King of Pop’s in her hand.
This Spanish speaking graduate from Wake Forest University brings endless to-do lists, a strong work ethic, and a dynamic skill set to the ADDO team. Go Deacs!
Marketing and Business Development Manager
Jackie is a dynamic, action oriented member of the ADDO team who brings Fortune 500 sales expertise and 8 years of combined business development experience in the risk management and technology space.
Jackie has consulted to C-level executives across all industries with an emphasis on professional services, public sector, and technology. As a Sales Consultant for employee benefit giant, Unum, Jackie managed a $2 million block of business and oversaw the customer lifecycle from new business acquisition to ongoing support. As a Strategic Account Executive for AirWatch, the Atlanta-based tech "unicorn" acquired by VMware for $1.54 billion, Jackie managed complex software evaluations and generated over $1.5 million in new business revenue.
As a proud bulldog from the University of Georgia, Jackie graduated with a B.B.A in Marketing and a Certificate in Organizational Leadership from the Terry College Institute for Leadership Advancement. Before stepping into corporate America, Jackie served as the Director of Finance and Operations for UGA HEROs, managing over 2,000 students in the collegiate philanthropy founded and led by ADDO Co-Founders, Garrett Gravesen and Kevin Scott.
Inspired by the opportunity to develop as a leader and create meaningful impact in her professional life, Jackie rejoined paths with Garrett and Kevin and is thrilled to work with the high caliber, high character team they've assembled at ADDO.
If she weren’t in the business world, you would find Jackie performing on Broadway in "Singin’ in the Rain" opposite Derek Hough from Dancing with the Stars. But in real life, her husband Brent is the perfect dance partner and teammate — both on the dance floor and on the kickball field with friends. Together they enjoy being active and spending time with their dogs, Marley and Maddie, at Piedmont Park to counteract Jackie's endless appetite and love for sweets!