ATLANTA, GA, – Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP are pleased to announce Tino Mantella, President & CEO, Turknett Leadership Group (TLG), as a 2022 Georgia Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes Georgia’s Top 100 CEOs & C-level executives. They are the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry using criteria that includes demonstrating exceptional leadership, vision, and passion. Collectively the 2022 Georgia Titan 100 and their companies employ upwards of 240,000 individuals and generate over $66 billion in annual revenues. This year’s honorees will be published in a limited-edition Titan 100 book and profiled exclusively online. They will be honored at an awards ceremony on May 12th, 2022, and will be given the opportunity to interact and connect multiple times throughout the year with their fellow Titans.
“The Titan 100 are shaping the future of the Georgia business community by building a distinguished reputation that is unrivaled and preeminent in their field. We proudly recognize the Titan 100 for their successes and contributions. We know that they will have a profound impact that makes an extraordinary difference for their customers and clients across the nation.” says Jaime Zawmon, President of Titan CEO.
Tino began his journey as a CEO when he took over the Chicago YMCA in 1991. Over a decade, he grew the Chicago YMCA into the world’s largest YMCA, with 4,500 employees and serving over one million people. The organization was also recognized by Fast Company for its innovation as a non-profit. In 2004, Tino took his talents to the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), becoming their President & CEO. Under his leadership spanning twelve years, TAG grew from only 350 members to 36,000, becoming the largest technology trade association in North America. TAG has helped propel Atlanta to become a technology hub, supplying millions of dollars to technology companies, some of which today are worth over $1 billion in valuation.
“Strategy and creativity are two of my most important attributes,” said Tino. “People know me for my can-do attitude and my ability to have people raise their high-bars to heights they did not realize they could accomplish.”
Today, Tino is the President & CEO of TLG. Since he began his tenure in 2018, the company has seen unprecedented growth. The company now has over 30 consultants. In 2021, the University of Georgia Alumni Association recognized TLG as one of the fastest-growing companies owned or operated by UGA alumni (Bob & Lyn Turknett). When asked about his success, Tino gave credit to not himself, but to those around him.
“I don’t like to say the ‘I’ word because I believe that anything I have been fortunate to accomplish is because of ‘we’. It’s about the team,” Tino explained. “The team here at TLG is highly-regarded and diverse, and that diversity has allowed us to say ‘yes’ when asked to deliver a service with much greater frequency.”
Tino will be honored at the Titan 100 awards on May 12th, 2022, at Zoo Atlanta: Savanna Hall. One of the city’s most treasured historic buildings, the 1921 building has been revitalized by Zoo Atlanta for its new life today. As home of the Atlanta Cyclorama for more than 90 years, the building is famous for its grand scale and neoclassical architecture. This unique cocktail-style awards event will gather 100 Titans of Industry and their guests for an evening unlike anything that exists in the Georgia business community.
“On behalf of all the partners and associates at Wipfli, we congratulate all the Titan100 winners. It’s an honor to recognize this diverse group of leaders in the Atlanta community. We appreciate the lasting impact each leader has made, and continues to make, in building organizations of significance both in Atlanta and abroad. Your ingenuity and creativity have set you apart, and the honor of being seen as an industry Titan is richly deserved,” says Bill Boucher, Partner at Wipfli.
Turknett Leadership Group
Turknett Leadership Group (TLG) is a leadership development firm located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded by Bob and Lyn Turknett in 1987, TLG has been providing timely leadership development services for over 33 years. The Turknett Leadership Character Model creates the foundation for all TLG service offerings. TLG has worked with thousands of individuals, teams, and companies to help them unleash their full potential. To learn more about Turknett Leadership Group and what we do, please visit www.turknett.com.