President & Chief Emerge Officer, rār-evolution
Richard-Abraham Rugnao is the president and chief emerge officer for rār-evolution, a pulse-generating and tradition-busting public affairs and experimental marketing firm. With its two divisions, RĀR and emerge, rār-evolution is focused on the vitality of millennial multicultural consumers and influencing game changer GENX pros.
Richard-Abraham is a national author and speaker on the “i-Brand” (personal brand) journey. He shares his straight talk experiences with this country’s aspiring leaders and professionals.
As an emerging executive with Yum! Brands, Richard-Abraham was a key architect of the Company’s highly recognized global diversity department and direction. Richard-Abraham led diversity and inclusion “step-change” in public affairs, brand marketing, government relations, supplier diversity, candidate sourcing and franchisee pipeline development.
Prior to Yum!, Richard-Abraham was the Director of Communications and PR for the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Washington, DC.
Richard-Abraham is the founder of the Richard F. Rugnao College Fund, a unique scholar organization to support college students with parents incarcerated in prison.