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Rod KempkesChief Executive Officer

Passionate about making a positive impact and improving lives of those in need, Rod is dedicated to providing care and support for at-risk children and families in communities across America. Responsible for the strategy and operations across the organization, he is committed to upholding the mission, vision and values of Father Flanagan and Boys Town.

Rod is an experienced, accomplished leader focused on evolving and expanding the impact of Boys Town’s services, developing future leaders and ensuring its mission is at the forefront of its work. He believes transparency and collaboration are essential to foster a culture of inclusivity, community, strong sense of purpose and accountability within the organization. Throughout his career, Rod has worked closely with board members, colleagues and stakeholders to create, implement and grow successful programs and initiatives.

Prior to joining Boys Town, Rod served as the chief operating officer at Intrado (formerly West Corporation). Previously, he was the chief administrative officer at a global publicly traded company. His experience includes domestic and international operations, value creation, acquisitions and divestitures. Rod is a serial entrepreneur and has authored several patents.

Rod is married, has four daughters and is an avid outdoorsman. He continues to volunteer to help organizations focused on youth with special needs.