VIDEO: Robert Jordan Jr. Prepares For ‘Dancing For the Space Coast’ Set For June 6
By Space Coast Daily // June 1, 2015
ABOVE VIDEO: Dancing For the Space Coast contestant Robert L. Jordan Jr., CM is the President & CEO of Genesis VII, An Engineering, Logistics and Construction Services Company.
Local Celebrities Ready To Strut Their Stuff For Needy
Dancing For the Space Coast, a unique competition and fundraising event that will benefit three worthy organizations on the Space Coast, will be held at Florida Tech’s Clemente Center on Saturday, June 6.
Dancing For the Space Coast will benefit the Brevard Public Safety Charity, who has earmarked the proceeds this year to be distributed to the Brevard Symphony Orchestra, the Scott Center For Autism and Serene Harbor.
This exciting event will feature 11 Space Coast community and business leaders, including Amy Boyson, Lila Buescher, William Capote, Katie Jacobus, Robert Jordan, Charlie Nash, Jackie Pantello,Rita Pritchett, Susan Vallette, Mason Williams and Milo Zonka.
BRAGGING RIGHTS ON THE LINE
Each celebrity dancer will be matched up with a professional dancer as they compete in a ballroom dance – and for bragging rights as the best dancer in Brevard.
On the evening of June 6, each dance pair will compete in a choreographed ballroom dance that will be scored by a panel of judges.
During the show, couples will earn scores based on several technical skill factors, but the judges’ scores alone don’t decide the dancer’s final score.
Leading up to the actual performance, the dancers will have already scored 60 percent of their points through their fundraising endeavors.
DANCER PROFILE: Robert L. Jordan Jr.
Robert L. Jordan Jr., CM is the President & CEO of Genesis VII, An Engineering, Logistics and Construction Services Company.
It is an SDB, MBE and DBE Certified minority Owned Company. Located in Titusville Fl. established in 1989.
Servicing companies such as Disney, Lockheed Martin, NASA, US Coast Guard, URS, Cities, Counties and other commercial entities. Prior to Robert’s acquisition of Genesis VII in 2011, Robert held the position of an Engineering Process Manager for the prime contractor on the United States Space Shuttle Program.
His responsibilities included identifying and developing world-class processes that created value for the company and its customers.
He promoted the infusing of technology throughout the company, and was also responsible for ensuring the success of delivering new products and tools.
Other positions held throughout his 32 year career were: TPS Engineer, Cargo Mechanical Engineer, Project Manager, Proposal Manager, Facilities Manager and Program Manager.
Robert graduated from Savannah State University with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a minor in computers in 1979. He received his Master’s degree in Aeronautical Science with a specialization in management from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in 1992. Robert also is a certified professional manager, certified facilitator, and certified auditor for ISO 9001.
Robert’s civic experience is vast. North Brevard Economic Development Zone – Secretary Board of Directors – United Way of Brevard, Board of Directors – Career Source, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors –Economic Development Council, Board of Directors- Circles of Care, Board of Directors and Vice Chairman Parrish Medical, Vice Chairman of Planning and Zoning-City of Titusville FL, Chairman of North Brevard Medical Support Board, Selective Service Board, Vice Chairman Titusville YMCA, Chairman Viera Charter School, Chairman Public Access Committee Board, Space Coast Commerce Park Authority, Brevard Cultural Alliance Board, Jess Parrish Foundation Board and in 2002 was elected to the Brevard County School Board, making him the first African American to hold a county wide seat in the history of Brevard County and subsequently becoming the First African American in the History of Brevard county to hold the office of Chairman of the Brevard County School Board.. He served for 8 years until 2010.
Robert has announced that he is running for Mayor of Titusville, FL in 2016 where he wants to grow the economy, get the best of city services and protect and improve Titusville’s quality of life.
Robert has received numerous awards such as recipient of the 2015 Community Builders Award, 2012 Kellogg Management Program Scholarship, 2012 One of Space Coast Business’s most admired, 2009 Business Leader of the Year- Space Coast Business News, NASA Public Service Medal, Distinguished Engineer, NASA Team Award, Community Hero Award, Outstanding Young Engineers of America , Engineer of the Year, NASA Team Award, Employee of the Month, and Sustained Superior Performance award.
Robert and his wife, Karen, of 34 years reside in Titusville, Fla., and have two children, Robert III, 31, manager of operations at Genesis VII, Inc. and Kristina, 21, a senior at the University of Central Florida studying Industrial Engineering.
Elena Jones – Instructor
Elena is a professional dance instructor. Certified in Rhythm, Elena is currently working at Melbourne Ballroom where she is continuing her teaching and performing.
She received her first training in American Style Rhythm and Smooth when she joined the team of instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 2010.
Originally from Russia, Elena remains a dancer of International Latin as well. While working on the basic steps, you will learn how to develop the basics into dancing beyond the ordinary – simple yet exciting moves.
Several Dancing For the Space Coast sponsorship levels are available, including the Grease Sponsor for $25,000, the Flashdance Sponsor for $15,000, the Footloose Sponsor for $10,000 and the Saturday Night Fever Sponsor for $5,000.
Tables are available at the following levels: Front Row VIP Dinner Table, $5,000; Second Row VIP Dinner Table, $2,500; Third Row Dinner Table, $1,750; and Fourth Row Dinner Table, $1,250.
Individual seats can be purchased for $150 per person.
Dancing For the Space Coast is sponsored by Harris Corp., Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Space Coast Daily, Florida Institute of Technology and C&R Designs.
For more information, or to make a donation in the name of your favorite dance pair, log on to DancingFortheSpaceCoast.com