TALENTS: fundraiser, connector, sees potential, trainer
As a husband, father, and small business owner, George is committed to our community. George has spent over 23 years living in Nashville and helping youth across our great state from Memphis to Kingsport better realize the promise of a higher education. As an entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of the Education Equal Opportunity Group, George uses his non-profit to connect youth with business executives, government officials, and college educators to create meaningful experiences that deter high school students from dropping out. George believes that avoiding the pitfalls often associated with disparity is a sure way to connect bright talented minds with opportunity. Since starting his organization George has raised over 2 million dollars to help students in our community thrive.
George is a proud alumni of Tennessee State University and a member of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He currently serves on several boards including the Metropolitan Development Housing Agency, (MDHA) where he serves as the Vice Chair of the Scholarship Committee, Prohealth Rural Healthcare, and is a past board member of the Nashville Urban League of Middle Tennessee. Major newspapers and news channels such as The Tennessean, The Nashville Business Journal (NBJ), Nashville Pride, Tennessee Tribune, TSU meter, and News Channel 5 have recognized the efforts of Thomas and the EEOG.
George has a passion for politics, traveling, roller skating, reading motivational books and public speaking. Recently, George was a 2014 candidate for the Tennessee State Senate in district 19 for the Tennessee General Assembly.