Cassius has worked alongside domestic and international heads of state, presidents, and CEOs. He understands the importance of creating pipeline opportunities for professionals and organizations in addition to having a genuine interest in mentoring and advising mid-career and senior professionals. These initiatives are accomplished while also overseeing the nationally noted Capital Fortitude Business Advisors consulting firm. Cassius serves on the WellStar Health System Institutional Review Board, the National Black MBA Association, the Florida 8a Association and is a member of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta.
In 2020, Cassius was gubernatorial appointed to serve on the Georgia Economic Development Board. He also was appointed to serve as chairman of the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority the previous year. In 2019, he was invited to serve on the Morehouse College Department of Business & Economics Board of Advisors. Additionally, he also serves as a Trustee to Morris Brown College. Cassius is a proud graduate of Morehouse College (BA), Clark Atlanta University (MPA), and obtained a Grant Writing certificate from Emory University's - Osher Life Long Learning Institute.
Cassius thrives on sharing his experience and knowledge to help others succeed with notion of self-actualization, determination, and integrity.
He is a proud descendant of an entrepreneurial, higher education and faith driven family. Following his family values and career, he previously served as an Executive In Residence at the Robinson College of Business within Georgia State University. His contributions helped the college receive the national ranking of the "Second Most Innovative University" by, U.S. News & World Reports in 2018. Additionally, he help the Robinson College of Business become the only the second university in the state of Georgia to offer a degree in Entrepreneurship.
The former regional administrator for the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) was appointed by President Barack Obama in 2011. During his tenure with SBA, he managed five record-breaking years for SBA lending within the eight southern states. He developed a strategy that helped achieve over $30 billion dollars to small businesses during his appointment.
Cassius also honorably served as a Presidential Management Fellow during his time in the George W. Bush Administration appointed within the United States Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). He assisted in the establishment of HUD’s multi-million marketing procurement process and was named Branch Chief of the Real Estate Owned division during his tenure. He continues to follow the motto; “continue to follow your passion, you’ll be certain never to become lost”.
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