Thomas Wesley Dortch, Jr. (AU, ’86)
Joined the Board in 2010
Entrepreneur 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 CEO 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-founder of 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 College.