Jeremy Rodgers is a values-driven innovator and leader. He has 15 years experience working for a top technology company, is an Officer in the United States Navy Reserve, and is a proud husband and father of 3 in the beautiful city of Boca Raton.
Jeremy Rodgers is the son of Kathy Rodgers, and the late Master Sergeant (RET) Robert Rodgers, a career U.S. Army soldier. Jeremy was born in Brooklyn, New York, and moved around wherever the Army sent his Dad, mostly in the New York and St Louis areas. Jeremy was always more of a scholar than an athlete, but he did letter in Swimming, Volleyball, and Wrestling at the Varsity level. He graduated from Bayside High School, in Queens, New York.
Jeremy moved to South Florida in 1997 to attend Florida Atlantic University, where he received both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Engineering, with a Minor in Business. He did this while working full-time for IBM, where he is still employed today. Jeremy has worked in IBM Software Group, IBM Learning, and currently works in IBM CIOLab (Security Innovations) under the IBM Office of the CIO, where he leads technical teams to focus on next generation Computer Security challenges. Jeremy has been published academically in an IEEE journal (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) for his work in Computer Security and Data Visualization and has several patents filed through IBM. Jeremy is an active member of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, where he has served on the Government Affairs and Economic Development committees.
Jeremy was selected to be an officer in the U. S. Navy Reserve in 2010 and is an active Information Warfare Officer in the Reserve component. He has attended Direct Commission Officers Indoctrination Course at United States Navy Officer Training Command (Newport, Rhode Island) as well as Information Warfare Basic Course at Corry Station Naval Technical Training Center (Pensacola, FL). He is currently a Department Head and the Command Fitness Leader for Naval Reserve Navy Information Operation Command Georgia-Orlando (Orlando, FL). Jeremy has been awarded the The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWOTSM) and has qualified at the highest level, Expert, in both Pistol and Rifle.
Jeremy’s wife, Mandy, graduated from Westminster Academy and the University of Florida with her Bachelor’s in Finance before receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Florida Atlantic University in 2002. They were married in 2005 and have since been joined by their six year-old son Connor, four year-old daughter Ainsley, and two year-old son Hunter. The Rodgers family attends Spanish River Church where they are actively involved. Jeremy has coached and volunteered at Florida Atlantic University engineering events, is currently coaching Upward Basketball at SRC, serves as the Chapter Advisor to a Greek organization on the Florida Atlantic University campus, and volunteers with the Boca Raton NJROTC program where he is a CPO (Cadet Parent Organization) member.
Jeremy enjoys attending city council meetings with a new generation of activists and recently stepped down from his appointed position on the Boca Raton city’s Financial Advisory Board, as required, so he could better serve his community by seeking a City Council Seat.