Tony Pattillo has more than 28 years of experience in Public Safety, Healthcare, and Government Affairs. He recently retired as the Operations Manager of 911 Services for Mecklenburg EMS Agency, North Carolina’s largest EMS system, to pursue a full-time career as a trainer, mentor, and instructor. Prior to becoming a trainer for Elevate, Tony worked as a paramedic for Baltimore City Fire Department. As a premier Keynote Commencement Speaker and leading authority on achievement, Tony energizes people to meet the challenges of the world around them. He skillfully weaves his compelling life story into the fabric of various motivational topics. Over the last 15 years, he has facilitated classes on leadership, new employee onboarding, conflict resolution, performance management, process improvement, change management, performance appraisals, team building, employee engagement, and customer service. He has been a consultant with major cities such as Philadelphia and Baltimore, aiding in designing promotion processes for leadership positions and serving as a subject matter expert assessor. As a trainer for GARE (Government Alliance for Race and Equity), and Mecklenburg County Government, he conducts workshops on diversity, inclusion, and racial equity. He was recognized as a trailblazer for leading efforts to form the first EMS Diversity Council in North Carolina, and his instrumental role in the development of a Racial Equity Action Plan adopted by Mecklenburg County Government in 2019.
Trainer & Executive Coach/Instructional Designer, Elevate USA Inc. (2019 – Present); COO, 2p. Paradigm of Possibilities Consulting (2018 – Present); Consultant, Balancing Life’s Issues (2019 – Present); Consultant, Government Alliance for Race and Equity (2018 – Present); Operations Manager, 911 Services Mecklenburg EMSA Agency (1994 – 2019)