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.
Assistant Vice President
Clark Atlanta University
“To whom much is given, much is required.” Luke 12:48
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
“What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”
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Director, Information Technology
Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG)
“Teamwork makes the dream work“
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”.
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
Health Equity Advocate/TEDxSpeaker
To whom much is given, much is required
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When “I” is replaced with “WE” even illness becomes wellness. – Malcolm X
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“Contentment is not wanting more but requiring less”
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