Who is Courtney Rhodes' husband? 'RHOA' star's spouse became the first African-American partner of a law firm in 1983
ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Courtney Rhodes has made headlines for her recent feud with Kandi Burruss, but many are curious to know more about her personal life beyond the drama. As it turns out, Rhodes is happily married to Les Bond, a successful businessman, and CEO of Attucks Asset Management, LLC. Although the couple has kept their relationship relatively private, Rhodes has shared glimpses of their life together on social media.
Rhodes and Bond tied the knot in September 2016 in a private ceremony that was not widely reported in the media. However, she has shared several photos from their wedding day on her social media accounts, giving fans a rare glimpse into their relationship. Since then, the couple has remained relatively low-key, preferring to keep their personal lives out of the public eye. Before marrying Bond, Rhodes was in a long-term relationship with Bryce Wilson, a music producer and songwriter. Together, they have a daughter named Jala Wilson, who is now 25 years old.
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Les Bond, aka Leslie Bond Jr, is an accomplished investment banker, born on July 18, 1957, in St Louis, Missouri, to a family of prominent professionals. His father, Leslie Bond, Sr., was a renowned surgeon, and his mother, Anita Lyons Bond, was a civil rights activist. Bond Jr. began his educational journey at St Louis Country Day School, where he graduated in 1963. He then went on to attend Princeton University, where he excelled academically and received his BA degree in public and international affairs as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar in 1979.
Bond Jr continued his education at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he earned both his JD degree and MM degree in finance and marketing in 1983. After completing his education, Bond Jrbwas appointed as deputy general counsel for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority of Chicago in 1986. During his time there, he was responsible for overseeing the development and financing for the expansion projects of both Navy Pier and McCormick Place. Following his time in government, Bond Jr moved on to co-found Columbia Capital Management in 1996.
As a firm that provided advisory services to municipal bond issuers and borrowers, as well as investment assistance to local governments, Bond Jr served as senior managing director of their investment advisory group until 2001. He then co-founded Attucks Asset Management in Chicago, where he served as CEO and specialized in providing investment assistance for diverse and emerging managers. In 2011, Bond Jr was appointed to serve on the Chicago Plan Commission, a position he continues to hold. As a commission member, he has been responsible for reviewing proposals involving planned developments and districts, as well as the Lakefront Protection Ordinance.
Bond Jr has also served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the National Association of Securities Professionals, the Marshall Faulk Foundation, the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, and MOBILE Care Foundation. He has been a member of the Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs and the New American Alliance, cementing his reputation as a respected and active member of the community. Bond Jr. currently resides in Chicago, where he continues to make an impact in the investment banking world and beyond.
Les Bond was the first African American partner of a law firm
Les Bond's hiring by King & Spalding in 1983 marked a significant milestone for the law firm, as he became their first African American partner. His appointment was a testament to his exceptional legal skills, as well as the firm's commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a partner at King & Spalding, Les Bond worked on several high-profile cases for some of the country's most prominent corporations.
These included The Coca-Cola Company, General Electric, and General Motors, among others. His legal expertise and strategic thinking helped these companies navigate complex legal issues and achieve favorable outcomes in their legal battles. Les Bond's appointment as a partner at King & Spalding paved the way for other African Americans to join the firm and break down barriers in the legal profession. He was a trailblazer in his field and a role model for aspiring lawyers, demonstrating that hard work, dedication, and perseverance can lead to success regardless of one's race or background.
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