Atlanta Business League
Post Office Box 92363
931 Martin Luther King Dr
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
THOMAS W. DORTCH, JR.
Chairman Emeritus of 100 Black Men of
America, Inc. and
President and Chief Executive Officer of TWD, Inc.
W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman Emeritus of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. and
President and Chief Executive Officer of TWD, Inc., has established
himself as a leader by diligently working to dismantle systemic barriers
to empowerment. He graduated from Fort Valley State University with a
degree in Sociology and earned a graduate degree in Criminal Justice
Administration from Clark Atlanta University.
Under his guidance, 100 Black Men of America expanded to include 102
chapters throughout the United States, Africa, England and the West
Indies. Formed in 1986, the mission of the “100” is to improve the
quality of life, and enhance the educational and economic opportunities
Mr. Dortch launched his formal career in 1972 writing proposals and
developing fund raising projects for the State of Georgia that sought to
aid marginalized members of society. He became the Associate Director of
the Democratic Party of Georgia in 1974 where during his four-year
tenure he assisted in the creation of the first charter for the state
party and wrote the first Affirmative Action and Compliance Review
Program for the Party.
In 1978, Mr. Dortch began working with U.S. Senator Sam Nunn by
providing technical assistance at conferences, meetings, and public
hearings. In 1990, he became the State Director and served as chief
administrator over five field offices and one state office. Mr. Dortch
was the first African-American to serve in this capacity for the United
In 1995, Mr. Dortch chose to apply the more than twenty years of
experience and knowledge gained from working in government to his
business interests. These include serving as Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of TWD, Inc., a consulting firm with emphasis on
business development, public relations and fundraising; President of
South West Investment Group (SWIG), a community development and
investment group; and Chief Executive Officer of Atlanta Transportation
Systems, Inc., a paratransit system that manages non-emergency
transportation for Fulton County Government. His other business
involvements include serving as President of Cornerstone Parking and
Lancor Parking Management, and Managing Partner of FAD Consulting, LLC,
a diversity management, marketing, and events management company.
Thirty years ago, he wrote proposals and developed fund raising projects
designed to empower single parents and communities to meet the needs of
their children. More recently, he authored “The Miracles of Mentoring:
The Joy of Investing in Our Future,” published by Doubleday Books.
Today, he is the voice of the 100’s Four for the Future.
Some of Mr. Dortch’s other accomplishments include: establishing the
National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. as a vehicle
to continuously highlight the major contributions of Historically Black
Colleges and Universities and their graduates; and co-founding the
Georgia Association of Minority Entrepreneurs (GAME) to fill a void as
an advocacy organization for minority business development.
A partial listing of his involvement includes the National Drug Free
Communities Act Advisory Commission, the Sickle Cell Foundation of
Georgia, the Black/Jewish Coalition, the ACVB and the National Assault
on Illiteracy Board. Mr. Dortch is the recipient of numerous awards and
honors that celebrate his efforts. These include a U. S. Presidential
Citation for Volunteerism, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Distinguished
Service Award, the Concerned Black Clergy’s Salute to Black Fathers
Leadership Award, the HistoryMakers Award, the 2002 National Black
Caucus of State Legislators Nation Builder’s Award, 2003 Turner
Broadcasting Trumpet Leadership Award, 2004 Man The Decade Award of 100
Black Men of America, Inc., 2004 Father of The Year Award of the
American Diabetes Association, 2004 CEO Networking Award of CEO
Network-Nassau, Bahamas, The Institute for Advancement of Multicultural
& Minority Medicine 2004 Survivors Award, The Congressional Black Caucus
Foundation’s 2004 Distinguished Phoenix Award, and 2004 John E. Jacobs
Community Service Award of Anheuser Busch Life Time Achievement.
He has had guest appearances on C-SPAN, the Montel Williams Show, Talk
Back Atlanta, CNN, Good Day Atlanta and Fox News Channel The O’Reilly
Factor. He was listed as one of the 100 most influential Black leaders
in 2004 of Ebony Magazine and 2004 publication of The Atlanta Business
Chronicle. Additionally, he speaks to a wide range of organizations
interested in facilitating the empowerment of others.
He earned his B.A. Degree in Sociology and Pre Professional Social Work
from Fort Valley State University in 1972; a Masters of Art Degree in
Criminal Justice Administration from Clark-Atlanta University in 1986.
He also attended Georgia State University as a Ford Fellow in the Urban
Administration Program. Dortch received Honorary Doctors Degrees from
Fayetteville State University and Jarvis Christian College.