The Forum of Global Shapers, Atlanta is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Tommy Dortch to its leadership Organizing Committee.
Tommy W. Dortch is the chairman and chief executive officer of TWD, Inc., a consulting firm with an emphasis on business development, public relations and fundraising. He is also the chairman-emeritus of and for 100 Black Men of America. A graduate of Fort Valley State University (FVSU) with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and pre- professional social work, he enjoys the distinction of being the first to receive an honorary doctorate from the institution. Dortch served three separate terms as the university’s national alumni president and has served on its Foundation Board for 27 years. Additionally, he is an annual donor and chair of the Development Committee for the FVSU Foundation and founder of the FVSU Alumni Hall of Fame. To fill a void for addressing minority business development, Dortch co-founded the advocacy organization Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (GAME)..
You can get additional information on the Forum of Global Shapers, Atlanta here. A special thank you to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and the other members of the Organizing Committee, including Ambassador Andrew Young, Federal Reserve Bank Atlanta President Dennis Lockhart and Mrs. Judith Pickens.
John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass) the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama. Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.