Meet Robert Jordan – Contestant for James Bond 007 Gala Set Dec. 4 to Benefit Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard
By Space Coast Daily // October 28, 2021
MOONRAKER: 5th Annual James Bond Themed Gala to benefit Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard
ABOVE VIDEO: Meet Robert Jordan – Contestant for James Bond 007 ‘Moonraker’ Gala on Dec. 4 to benefit Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard.
Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard is set to host the Moonraker Gala on December 4, 2021, to benefit abused children.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard will present the 5th Annual James Bond Themed Gala; MOONRAKER, on Dec. 4 at the Center for Collaboration in Rockledge to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard.
MOONRAKER is a Black-Tie Optional, Gala celebration of community leaders engaged as James Bond Contestants competing to raise funds and awareness for the CACB’s programs and services for abused children.
The Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard is the nonprofit organization responsible for raising funds and awareness for the CACB, an organization established in 1996 to improve our community’s response to child abuse and neglect.
Robert L. Jordan Jr.
One of this year’s contestants is Robert L. Jordan Jr., Chairman, President & CEO RLJ Enterprises, Inc.
He’s also Chairman of the Parrish Medical Center Board of Directors and Viera Charter School and a Councilman for the City of Titusville. He has also freely given his time to Brevard Work Force, Titusville YMCA, United Way of Brevard, Circles of Care, the Economic Development Council, and many others.
Prior to acquiring Genesis VII, Mr. Jordan served as Chairman of Brevard County School Board and was committed to his Engineering work on the Space Shuttle program at Kennedy Space Center for more than 32 years. In 2011, Mr. Jordan lost re-election to the Brevard County School Board and the next day, lost his job at KSC when the shuttle program ended. However, because he loves challenges and finds blessings in unusual places, he turned it into an opportunity to own his own business, he purchased Genesis VII and became his own boss. The blessing that followed was the freedom and ability to spend precious time with his mother before she passed. Now as Chairman, President & CEO of RLJ Enterprises, Mr. Jordan continues to have the freedom and opportunity to pursue community and charitable endeavors as he sees fit.
“My father told me a long time ago: If you see something out there you want to do, you find the time to do it,” he said.
In recognition of the time, money and effort Jordan has put into making Brevard County a better place to live, he was named a 2015 Central Florida Humanitarian Award winner.
ABOVE VIDEO: Robert L. Jordan was honored as a Central Florida Humanitarian in 2015 by Space Coast Daily. “My dad always said our duty was to help and that the worst thing anyone could do in life was not help. It was ingrained in me,” said Jordan.
Mr. Jordan cares about children and their future, this is why he has accepted the Special 007 Assignment from the Friends of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard (CACB) to help raise funds and awareness for the CACB’s program and services for abused and neglected children and give them the opportunity for healing and hope.
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 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.
“This year we have six fabulous community leaders who have accepted the Special 007 Assignment from the Friends of the CACB,” said Diane Scott of Children’s Advocacy Center of Brevard.
“Our suave and sophisticated 007 Agents are truly excited about their 007 assignment because they care about the most vulnerable children in our community and are committed to making a difference in their lives.”
In honor of the 5-year anniversary of this extravagant event, the Friends of the CACB have added a twist to the James Bond Contest for the Moonraker Gala. Each Special 007 Agent has been invited to engage their own Ms. Moneypenny for assistance with their 007 Assignment.
Who better to work with our Special 007 Agents than Ms. Moneypenny? Ms. Moneypenny is the tough and sassy secretary to “M”, Sir Miles Messervy, who is Bond’s superior officer and head of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).
A former secret agent herself, Ms. Moneypenny has assisted James Bond with several assignments and knows how to complete a mission. Ms. Moneypenny will ensure that each of our Special 007 Agents will succeed with their assignment, but only one team will win the title of Brevard’s Top Bond and Ms. Moneypenny 2021.
The 2021 James Bond Contestants and their Moneypenny:
■ Special Agent Shane Burgman, Realtor, Carpenter Kessel Real Estate; and Ms. Moneypenny Rebecca Burgman
■ Special Agent Michael Cadore, Rockledge City Councilman and EFSC Provost; and Ms. Moneypenny Debbie Carson
■ Special Agent Robert Jordan, Chairman, President & CEO RLJ Enterprises, Inc.; and Ms. Moneypenny Dana Blickley
■ Special Agent Kyle Moyles, Orthopedic Specialist; and Ms. Moneypenny Jennifer Moyles
■ Special Agent Jesse Piccolo, President, Vetted Ventures Veltracon; and Ms. Moneypenny Kelsea Piccolo
■ Special Agent Mason Williams, General Counsel, Principal at BRPH; and Ms. Moneypenny Anne Burns
Individuals can become a MOONRAKER sponsor, purchase a ticket, or donate in support of one of our Special 007 Agents here Friendsofthecacb.org and join us at the MOONRAKER Gala for A Night of Bond – 007 Style.