Chief Executive Officer
Part of a family with a long military heritage, Kimbrough joined the South Carolina Army National Guard during his junior year at The Citadel. His subsequent eight years of service as a military intelligence officer included a year with the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan, where he led an embedded training team.
After college, Kimbrough spent four years with Mannheim Auto Auctions in Georgia, North Carolina, and Arizona before moving to the nonprofit sector, first with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and then with the YMCA. Tony had been with the YMCA in Atlanta, Tampa, and Pittsburgh since 2013. He was recruited to Atlanta as head of the Arthur M. Blank Youth YMCA in 2015. With two Command Sergeant Majors, a Colonel, and a Major in my family tree, respect for the military and its veterans comes naturally. Tony Kimbrough is Veteran Empowerment Organization’s Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2021. VEO offers a unique opportunity to combine his family heritage, his own military service, and the wonderful management experiences gained in support of veterans in need.
I come from a long line of military veterans, and VEO's service to those who have given so much to their country is enormously appealing. I am honored to have the opportunity to build on VEO's stellar reputation and help ensure a sustainable future for men and women experiencing more than the normal dose of difficulties navigating civilian life after their military service.