Thomas Wesley Dortch, Jr. (AU ’86) (2010)
Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TWD, Inc., a
consulting firm with emphasis on business development, public relations and
fundraising. He is Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta Transportation Systems,
Inc., a para-transit system that manages non-emergency transportation for the
State of Georgia. Other business
involvements include: Chairman and CEO of Cornerstone Parking, chairman of
Lancor Parking Management, LLC, and Managing Partner of FAD Consulting, LLC, a
diversity management, marketing and events management company. Mr. Dortch holds
the singular distinction as Chairman Emeritus of 100 Black Men of America, Inc.
Under his guidance, the organization expanded from 43 to 102 chapters
throughout the United States, Africa, England and the West Indies. Mr. Dortch is founder of the National Black
College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc., a vehicle to highlight the major contributions
of Historically Black Colleges and Universities and their graduates;
co-founding the Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (GAME), an
advocacy organization for minority business development; and, co-founder of the
Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance, a capacity building and business development
organization for the construction and transportation industries. His affiliations
include Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia; Black/Jewish Coalition; Atlanta
Convention & Visitors Bureau; Atlanta Business League and Fulton DeKalb
Hospital Authority. The recipient of numerous awards, including the U. S.
Presidential Citation for Volunteerism; the Martin Luther King, Jr.
Distinguished Service Award; Turner Broadcasting Trumpet Leadership Award; 2004
Man of The Decade Award by the 100 Black Men of America; Inc.; and The
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 2004 Distinguished Phoenix Award, Mr.
Dortch holds the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Pre-professional Social Work
from Fort Valley State University and Master of Arts in Criminal Justice
Administration from Atlanta University.
He also attended Georgia State University as a Ford Fellow in the Urban
Administration Policy Program and is the recipient of honorary doctorate
degrees from Fayetteville State University, Fort Valley State University,
University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Livingstone College, and Jarvis Christian