About Todd

The goal is simple.
Improve the lives of the people of our wonderful city of Atlanta.

Todd A. Gray

  • As an Atlanta native whose family roots bare from the city’s Collier Heights community. Most who know him would call Todd Gray a champion of the people! His Mother, born in Atlanta, a Graduate of Booker T Washington High School in the 1950’s. She served on the nursing staff at Grady and later retired from Egleston Children’s Hospital. His Father, who moved to Atlanta in the 50’s during segregation, left his middle Georgia hometown of Butler to pursue advancement opportunities. He served as a taxi driver for 15 years, later retiring as a warehouse supervisor for International Paper company. Gray’s Great Aunt and Uncle owned and operated Club 604 and Lee’s Inn Restaurant. Lee’s was one of the very few safe places for prominent civil rights leaders to gather and organize in the 1950s. It was located off what was then called Ashby Street, now known as Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard.

  • Throughout his career, Gray developed and led award-winning diversity programs for a variety of fortune 500 companies ranging from financial services to healthcare. Endeavoring to provide diverse suppliers and small businesses better and increased opportunities. Which in Atlanta has directly driven job creation, quality of life, and positive socio-economic impact for those of all backgrounds in Atlanta. Through his decades of service to the Atlanta community, Todd Gray has been at the forefront of positively impacting the Atlanta community and beyond. Promoting equitable economic growth with service at the forefront. Todd Gray is an advocate for reimagining community based public safety models, proactive public health measures, and assuring equality and opportunity for ALL Atlanta citizens.

  • As a proven servant-leader of many disciplines, Gray possesses an unwavering commitment of service, for the people! Gray has a unique ability to craft innovative solutions and the experience to operationalize programs and policy, to assure they are not just window dressing but are of quality, and intentionally beneficial for the community at large. While not a simple task by any means, Gray remains energetic and ever-vigilant saying, “Challenges create opportunity, and by capitalizing on those opportunities, we can help our communities thrive.”

  • In 2013 Todd Gray joined Grady Health System where he developed and led Grady Health System’s Supplier Diversity program. Achieving recognition from Atlanta’s top diversity advocacy organizations. Ultimately resulting in economic impact across Atlanta and the region. Which created jobs and led to advancement in health equity in Atlanta’s diverse, and underserved communities. Which garnered Todd Gray to receive the 1st ever awarded, Healthcare Diversity Champion Award from the Fulton/Dekalb Hospital Authority for his contributions and impact to the Atlanta Community.

    • My Focus

      Ethics

      After serving as Vice-Chair of the Atlanta Governing Board of the Office of Inspector General and Independent Compliance, Todd A. Gray has a personal commitment to ethics that is second to none—Todd stepped down from this post to run for city council. Ethics is a passion for Todd. As a councilman, TG will guide Atlanta more closely and more powerfully.
    • My Focus

      Equity

      Todd has been at the forefront of the fight for ensuring that businesses as diverse as the city itself have received fair and gainful opportunities for over a decade. He’s worked with several major Atlanta-based organizations, spending billions of dollars that were key to community growth in the city of Atlanta. Leadership that understands economic empowerment is paramount to our long-term success as a city.
    • My Focus

      Service

      Every day is a new opportunity to effect change in our greater community. Todd believes that each of us has a responsibility to contribute to our collective futures. Todd’s life and accomplishments are an example of taking this charge to heart and using each day to push our city forward. For Todd, service is a lifestyle.

    Campaign Advisory Board

    Quisa D. Foster

    Advisory Board and One Voice Chair

    Assistant Vice President
    Institutional Advancement
    Clark Atlanta University

    “To whom much is given, much is required.”  Luke 12:48

    Travis Alston

    Vice Chair of One Voice

    Atlanta Braves New Initiative Account Executive

    “Community giving is more than a lifestyle, it’s a marriage of responsibility and fellowship. Don’t give with the privilege you have today, give the compassion you would want if misfortune hits you tomorrow.”- Taylor Edwards, Tru Foundation

    Kate Wasch

    Ethics Chair

    “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

    Jane Goodall

    Lauren Layton

    Ethics Vice Chair

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – MLK

    Michael German

    Public Policy and Innovation Chair

    Principal for Broadviewamerica

    “Todd Gray is among the new emerging leadership for the future of Atlanta and the nation. I wholeheartedly support him.”

    Kerrell Hurt

    Public Policy and Innovation Vice Chair

    Director, Information Technology 
    Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) 

    “Teamwork makes the dream work

    Dr. Joe Jackson

    Chair Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Econ Consulting Group
    Greater Atlanta Economic Alliance-President/CEO

     Atlanta and Georgia is one of the fastest growing major cities and state for the growing multicultural community buying power.  Atlanta need to ensure that a positive socio-economic impact continues to grow for its multicultural  community.  Economic Accountability: “We must continue to create jobs and business opportunities for our diverse communities in which we live and serve”.

    Steve Lamar

    Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    CEO Forward Planning & Solutions, LLC.

    “I am America. I am the part you won’t recognize. But get used to me. Black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own; get used to me.” ― Muhammad Ali

    Dr. Kerri Noris

    Chair of Public Health & Community Service

    Health Equity Advocate/TEDxSpeaker

    To whom much is given, much is required

    Dr. Courthney Russel

    Vice Chair of Public Health & Community Service

    Founder / Co – Owner of A2H2 & WeUp CBO Civil Activist / Social Entrepreneur 

    When “I” is replaced with “WE” even illness becomes wellness. – Malcolm X 

    Darryl Dortch

    Chair of Fundraising

    Sports & Media Coverage Broker

    “We won’t be distracted by comparison if we are captivated with purpose.” – Bob Goff

    Tony Wyzard

    Chair of Social Engagement

    “Contentment is not wanting more but requiring less” 

    Tiwa Works

    Vice Chair of Social Engagement
    “I chose to join the campaign because making a difference locally begins with me. The world needs more change agents so one shouldn’t let apathy prevent us from taking charge when the opportunity presents itself.
    If you want to be a leader who attracts quality people, the key is to become a person of quality yourself.”
    Experience
    • Vice-Chair – City of Atlanta Governing Board of the Office of Inspector General and Independent compliance (Formerly Atlanta’s Board of Ethics.
    • Vice-Chairman – Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC)
    • Vice-Chairman Business Opportunity – Atlanta Business League
    • Board – National Healthcare Supplier Diversity Alliance
    • Board – City of Atlanta Board of Ethics
    • Board – South-Fork Conservancy
    • Board – 100 Black Men Dekalb County
    • Diversity Advisory Board – Vizient
    • Advisory Board – Villages at Carver Family YMCA
    • Greater Women’s Business Council – Atlanta
    • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • United States Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce – Southeast Chapter
    • 100 Black Men INC.
    • P.O.L.I.S.H.E.D Youth Mentorship Founder
    Awards & Recognition
    • Atlanta Business Journal – 2008 Top 50 Rising Stars in Atlanta
    • Who’s Who in Black Atlanta – 7th and 8th Edition
    • Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council
              – 2015 Advocate of the Year
              – 2016 Corporation of the Year
              – 2017 Advocate of the Year
              – 2017 Local Corporation of the Year
              – 2017 Supply Chain Advocate of the Year
              – 2017 Buyer of the Year Construction
    • Atlanta’s – Greater Women’s Business Council

              – 2016 Advocate of the Year

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