Anton Gunn

Anton Gunn

Anton Gunn

OUTSTANDING BLACK ALUMNI AWARD

2022

Anton Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and a leading expert on Socially Conscious Leadership. Early in his career, he was the first African American from his district elected to the South Carolina Legislature.

Anton is a graduate of the University of South Carolina where he played football for the Gamecocks. He also earned a master’s degree in Social Work from UofSC and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard.

He is the bestselling author of The Audacity of Leadership and The Presidential Principles and has been featured in TIME Magazine, the Wall St Journal, INC Magazine, BBC, NPR, and on Good Morning America.

Anton was named one of the Ten Most Influential Minority Executives in Healthcare by Fierce Healthcare.

An international keynote speaker and the CEO of 937 Strategy Group, Anton has worked with renowned organizations like Mercedes-Benz Vans, KPMG, Rock Ventures, Highmark Health, Verizon Wireless, Aetna, T-Mobile, Sonepar, Danaher, Emory Healthcare, Blue Shield of California, and The Boeing Company.

Anton is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), a designation earned by the top echelon of professional speakers and held by fewer than 10% of the members belonging to the International Federation for Professional Speakers.

As a business management consultant and serving on multiple boards, he has spent his life helping leaders build diverse, high-performing teams, and world-class workplace culture.