Tony holds a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.P.A. from the University of South Alabama. He began his professional fundraising career in 1989 as a consultant with Ketchum, Inc. Since that time, he has served eight non-profit institutions including the Palm Springs International Film Festival, UMS-Wright Preparatory School, Indiana University, University of South Florida, Tampa Preparatory School, Vision 360, One Hope, and Cambridge Christian School having raised over $100 million.
Prior to that, he served as a staffer on Capitol Hill, assistant to the Indiana Lieutenant Governor and an architectural sales rep. Tony retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2011 after a distinguished 30-year Air Force Reserve career including stints in Iraq and Afghanistan. Also, he has worked for an international restaurant conglomerate and owned a small business.
On Saturdays in the Fall you will find Tony on a football field as he is an NCAA Football Official with the Old Dominion and USA South Athletic Conferences. He resides in Tampa with his wife, Tonya, and two daughters.
Tony works collaboratively with the Admiral Farragut community to raise awareness of the importance of philanthropy and facilitates giving for Farragut’s capital and endowment needs. Contact him to inquire about making a gift or pledge or visit www.farragut.org/alumni/