Tony Mitchell

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Business Experience

Tony is a independent board director, national speaker, and strategic advisor to CEO’s and boards. He has served as an executive, board member, board chairman, and business advisor for closely-held, family, public, and divisional companies ranging from $2 million to $2 billion in revenue. His experience spans manufacturing, food service, broker-dealer, technology, professional services and workplace diversity industries.

Skills and
Knowledge

Board Chairman and Director
Business Advisor and Strategist
Professional Speaker
President and Chief Operating Officer (COO)
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Board Engagement

Tony is Chairman of the Board of Christian Alliance for Orphans (CAFO).
He is a past board member for Duke Manufacturing, designer and manufacturer of over 4,500 food service equipment products.
He is past Chairman of the Board for the Multicultural Foodservice and Hospitality Alliance (MFHA). During his term as Board Chair, the organization underwent its most significant strategic changes: the introduction of a new business model, a new brand strategy, and a new governance model.
He has served on board Compensation, Finance, Retirement Plan and Diversity committees and served on several CEO advisory panels.

Public Speaking

Tony is a national speaker, including keynotes, at leadership events and retreats.
He has been invited to participate on numerous executive panels including Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Leadership Panel, Kettering Executive Summit, and MFHA’s Diverse Executives Panel.
He is also a recurring speaker for FamilyLife’s nationwide “Weekend to Remember”® marriage conferences for audiences from 500 to 1,800.

Education
Accreditation
Personal

Tony is a Corporate Directors Governance Fellow, graduate of Wharton’s Executive Education Program, a CPA, holds a BBA in Accounting, with honors, and has earned NASD Series 27, 24, 7 & 63 licenses. Tony and Venita, married for over 35 years, reside in Atlanta, Georgia and have two adult children.