Robert P Givens - RPG Consulting Founder
A decorated veteran, Robert P. Givens retired from the United States Air Force in 2013 as a general officer of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base. During his service career, Robert P. Givens demonstrated superior skills in personnel and operations management, strategic planning, and project execution. Today, he uses that expertise to lead RPG Consulting, a firm he founded in Kentucky. As the president, Robert P. Givens applies military principles to the solution of client problems and the integration of such practices into business operations. His primary focus is to help clients enhance efficiency and deliver quality service, which in turn have a positive impact on the community.
Aside from his career, Mr. Givens actively supports military-centered organizations, such as the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville and the Air Force Association. In a similar way, he champions community events such as the Unbridled Eve Derby Gala, which raises money for Blessings in a Backpack and fights childhood hunger. He also supports USA Cares, Volunteers of America, the U.S. Air Force Academy Association of Graduates, and other organizations.
A Week of Valor (and Support)
Robert P. Givens is the president of RPG Consulting LLC, a firm that advises clients on strategic planning, corporate leadership development, and operations process improvement. With experience steeped in national security and strategic planning and analysis, Robert P. Givens is enthusiastic in his support of veteran awareness and welfare, and is a member of the Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville.
The Veterans Community Alliance of Louisville is an organization that aims to provide a community-support system for veterans. It accomplishes this through a multitude of services and events that help to provide resources and assistance to veterans in need. These services also increase awareness of veterans’ issues in general, as well as create communication lines that encourage discussion on how best to provide help.
One of the organization’s burgeoning events is the “Mayor’s Week of Valor,” a week-long event in November to show support to veterans and service members. The “Mayor’s Week of Valor” asks those in the Louisville community to create or submit ideas for events to take place during this week to honor the men and women who have served. Past events have included parades, banquets, runs, and service projects, many of which have also served as fundraisers for veteran support.
Create Your Own Event to Support Blessings in a Backpack
Robert P. Givens is a national security expert currently serving as president of RPG Consulting LLC, a company with a focus on strategic planning and corporate leadership. Outside of his work at RPG Consulting, Robert P. Givens is an enthusiastic supporter of numerous charities, including Blessings in a Backpack.
Blessings in a Backpack is a national nonprofit organization that aims to provide elementary students who are economically disadvantaged with backpacks full of nonperishable foods over the weekends. The program began in 2005 with only two schools participating, but it has since grown to include hundreds of schools across the United States. The organization focuses on a combination of fundraising and community efforts in order to provide food to the children, with as little as eighty dollars feeding a child for an entire school year.
The organization is completely dependent upon donations from sponsors, and so Blessings in a Backpack encourages volunteers to attend a variety of events held by local chapters. However, for those who wish to become more involved, Blessings in a Backpack also has a create-your-own-fundraiser option, and even offers a variety of creative ideas for those who wish to do so. These ideas include potato bars, karaoke nights, restaurant sponsors, and others.