Carlos Carries Olympic Torch

Rodolfo Sebastian Carlos, MMH ’05 was one of the 8,000 inspirational people selected by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) to carry the Olympic flame as it journeyed around the United Kingdom. He passed on the Olympic torch in Willenhall on June 30.

Carlos, who works as a lead investment analyst for InterContinental Hotels Group in Atlanta, was chosen for this honor through LOCOG’s “Moment to Shine” campaign, which encouraged members of the public to nominate someone with an inspiring personal story or who has made a real difference in his or her school or local community.

After suffering from thyroid cancer, Carlos began practicing Filipino martial arts as a way to rebuild his strength. He has been active in promoting their practice and sharing his knowledge with various branches of the military, police, and community watch volunteers.

Carlos was also honored in March with two awards at the IHG the Americas conference. Joel Eisemann, MPS ’80 presented him with the Aim Higher Award, and Kirk Kinsell, MPS ’80 handed him the President’s Award, the company’s highest honor.

Watch an interview with Carlos.