Board Member Biography
ROBERT P. BLOUNT, III
Abe Brown Ministries, Inc. Ready4Work-Hillsborough
Trinity College of Florida
Florida Department of Corrections
The Governor’s Ex-Offender Task Force
Mr. Blount is an experienced, versatile, hands-on Executive with a proven track record in strategic planning, marketing and business operations - combined management experience in for-profit and non-profit corporations. He has earned reputation for being an analytical thinker with excellent written and verbal communications skills. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business with a minor in Business Economics and has participated in both the Strategic Perspectives in Nonprofit Management program with the Harvard Business School and the Leadership Development Program Management Institute at Eckerd College.
He, along with the Hillsborough County Department of Human Services and the United States Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida, founded the Hillsborough Ex-offender Re-entry Network (HERN) which promotes public safety by increasing awareness about the needs of ex- offenders returning to Hillsborough County.
Under Robert’s leadership, Abe Brown Ministries worked together with community partners to establish Children in Hillsborough of Incarcerated Parents (CHIPS). CHIPS is committed to connecting resources and systems of support to meet the needs of children in Hillsborough County whose parents are incarcerated with a vision of eliminating generational incarceration. He also serves as Director of Ready4Work-Hillsborough - launching the first replication of the nationally-acclaimed Ready4Work program in Hillsborough County, providing case management, life and job skills training, life-coaching/mentoring, and job placement assistance to citizens returning to the community after incarceration in Florida’s prisons.