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Bobby Kimbrough spent over 30 years working in law enforcement seeing the effects of a bad environment and atmosphere on young people, leading them to organized crime and gangs.

After retiring from the U.S. Department of Justice, Kimbrough still wanted to impact the lives of others and bring out the best in them. Using his own work and life experiences, he now serves as a security expert/analyst and a motivational speaker. He is often called upon to speak at conferences, seminars, schools, churches and workplaces to motivate, encourage, and inspire others.

Through his own experiences working with drug trafficking, money laundering and gangs, Bobby found a passion for eliminating the number of young boys and men who fall into the criminal justice system. Although he can speak to any group of people on numerous topics ranging from church security, to police brutality, he found his calling working with at-risk youth. Bobby has dedicated his entire life to giving back to his community, and he continues to do so through the development of Branded For Knowledge, scholarships and community outreach programs.

Police Officer

1985 - 1988

Winston Salem Police Department

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Bobby’s first exposure to criminal activity and security concerns was as a Police Officer for the Winston Salem Police Department. He served as a liaison between residents and other local police officers and patrolled local areas, learning where suspicious activities occurred to protect the community.

Probation Officer

1991 - 1994

NC Probation and Parole Division

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As a Probation and Parole Officer, Bobby supervised offender’s activities in the community, counseled them, and ensured they complied with the guidelines of their probation or parole. He often made decisions regarding their treatment to help offenders reenter society, and avoid the pitfalls that got them involved in the criminal justice system.

Senior Special Agent

1994 - 2016

U.S. Department of Justice

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As a Senior Special Agent, Bobby specialized in crimes against the government–organized crime, money laundering, drug trafficking, and gang violence. He has certifications and training that is reserved for the US government’s most elite personnel, and he has worked in all fifty states in the country. Because he speaks Spanish fluently, he also worked internationally in several foreign counties.

MAPS FOUNDER

2008

Men Against the Prison System

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Bobby became passionate about helping young men he encountered during his profession turn their lives around. His deeply rooted desire to offer alternatives to young men led him to develop this program which received phenomenal response, and was later duplicated and expanded to include middle and high schools in various districts.

USS Co-Founder

2011

Unified Security Solutions

2011 - Present

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USS is a comprehensive security company with over 65 years of combined professional experience. USS offers services such as: preventative measures, electronic surveillance, worship place safety and personal security. In addition, they also offer corporate security training for major corporations, employees, staff members and volunteers. As high-level security professionals, USS has the ability to work with other security specialists or create plans and processes from inception to implementation.

BFK Founder & CEO

2013

Branded For Knowledge

2013 - Present

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Bobby witnessed firsthand the importance of planting positive seeds early on, which led him to establish Branded For Knowledge, Inc. He uses the company’s success as a platform to strengthen, empower and encourage individuals through brand awareness events, youth mentoring camps, and public speaking engagements. His ultimate goal, is to educate men and women on the importance of creating their own “brand identity” while encouraging them to reach their full potential, and accomplish their personal goals.

Director of Security

2014

Global United Fellowship

2014 - Present

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Presiding Bishop C. Neil Ellis appointed Bobby as the Global Director of Security in April of 2014. In this position, Kimbrough assists and provides personal security for Bishop Ellis, the first family, and his dignitaries. He is also responsible for overseeing all security volunteers, as well as the yearly development, and execution of an effective plan of action. His security plan ensures the safety of over 200 nationally, and internationally known bishops and clergy, in addition to over 10,000 attendees of this annual sacred gathering, including the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

Police Officer

1985 - 1988

Winston Salem Police Department

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Bobby’s first exposure to criminal activity and security concerns was as a Police Officer for the Winston Salem Police Department. He served as a liaison between residents and other local police officers and patrolled local areas, learning where suspicious activities occurred to protect the community.

Probation Officer

1991 - 1994

NC Probation and Parole Division

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As a Probation and Parole Officer, Bobby supervised offender’s activities in the community, counseled them, and ensured they complied with the guidelines of their probation or parole. He often made decisions regarding their treatment to help offenders reenter society, and avoid the pitfalls that got them involved in the criminal justice system.

Senior Special Agent

1994 - 2016

U.S. Department of Justice

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As a Senior Special Agent, Bobby specialized in crimes against the government–organized crime, money laundering, drug trafficking, and gang violence. He has certifications and training that is reserved for the US government’s most elite personnel, and he has worked in all fifty states in the country. Because he speaks Spanish fluently, he also worked internationally in several foreign counties.

MAPS FOUNDER

2008

Men Against the Prison System

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Bobby became passionate about helping young men he encountered during his profession turn their lives around. His deeply rooted desire to offer alternatives to young men led him to develop this program which received phenomenal response, and was later duplicated and expanded to include middle and high schools in various districts.

USS Co-Founder

2011

Unified Security Solutions

2011 - Present

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USS is a comprehensive security company with over 65 years of combined professional experience. USS offers services such as: preventative measures, electronic surveillance, worship place safety and personal security. In addition, they also offer corporate security training for major corporations, employees, staff members and volunteers. As high-level security professionals, USS has the ability to work with other security specialists or create plans and processes from inception to implementation.

BFK Founder & CEO

2013

Branded For Knowledge

2013 - Present

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Bobby witnessed firsthand the importance of planting positive seeds early on, which led him to establish Branded For Knowledge, Inc. He uses the company’s success as a platform to strengthen, empower and encourage individuals through brand awareness events, youth mentoring camps, and public speaking engagements. His ultimate goal, is to educate men and women on the importance of creating their own “brand identity” while encouraging them to reach their full potential, and accomplish their personal goals.

Director of Security

2014

Global United Fellowship

2014 - Present

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Presiding Bishop C. Neil Ellis appointed Bobby as the Global Director of Security in April of 2014. In this position, Kimbrough assists and provides personal security for Bishop Ellis, the first family, and his dignitaries. He is also responsible for overseeing all security volunteers, as well as the yearly development, and execution of an effective plan of action. His security plan ensures the safety of over 200 nationally, and internationally known bishops and clergy, in addition to over 10,000 attendees of this annual sacred gathering, including the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.

Community Involvement

18th Annual Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards Gala (May, 2015)

Kimbrough was also selected by the Winston Lake YMCA as their Keynote Speaker for the 18th Annual Black Achievers in Business and Industry Awards Gala. The event recognizes high school students for their scholastic achievements and adult leaders from local corporations and community organizations.

27th Annual National Youth at Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia (March, 2015)

Kimbrough was invited to speak at the National Youth at Risk Conference (NYAR) because of his captivating speeches and efforts to help at-risk youth change their lives. The NYAR Conference participants gain knowledge of proactive solutions and best practices for meeting the serious challenges faced by many of our youth today.

Annual Conference of the Military Chaplaincy of the Church of God in Christ (September, 2014)

Following his service to the Global United Fellowship, Bishop Delano Ellis invited Kimbrough to serve as Chaplain for the Annual Conference of the Military Chaplaincy of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), held in Saint Louis, Missouri. During this time, Kimbrough lectured to an audience of over 200 participants on various topics centered around workplace violence. After the conference, his presentation was included in the COGIC manual for future reference.

Clementine F. Kimbrough Memorial Scholarship Fund  (January, 2014)

The Clementine F. Kimbrough Memorial Scholarship Fund was established to help provide financial assistance to a deserving high school senior who attends school in Winston-Salem/Forsyth County. The first annual scholarship was awarded to Yiannis Bowden, a graduate of Glenn High School, who went on to further his education at East Carolina University.

Bobby faithfully attended Union Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC, where he served as the Director of Security for 10 years. He is a member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), an active volunteer with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools and a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated.

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