Anton Gunn



Anton Gunn is a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama and the world’s leading authority on Socially Conscious Leadership. He has a master’s degree in Social Work from USC and was a Resident Fellow at Harvard. He is the bestselling author of The Presidential Principles and has been featured in TIME magazine, the Wall St Journal, INC Magazine, BBC, NPR and on Good Morning America.

As an international speaker and consultant, he has worked with organizations like Microsoft, KPMG, Vanderbilt Health, Sodexo, Verizon Wireless, Aetna, American College of Surgeons, Blue Shield of California, and the Boeing Company

From playing SEC Football and being the first African American in history elected to the SC legislature from his district early in his career, to now working as a leadership development consulting and serving on multiple boards, he has spent his life helping people build diverse high performing teams and world class leadership culture

Certifications & Education

  • Master of Social Work, University of South Carolina
  • Resident Fellow, Harvard University
  • Certified Healthcare Diversity Expert, Institute for Diversity and Health Equity 
  • Certified Speaking Professional, National Speakers Association

Focus Areas

  • Leadership
  • Workplace Culture
  • Healthcare
  • DEI Strategy

Awards & Recognition

  • Amazon Best-Selling Author
  • 2X Forbes List: Best Employers for Diversity in America
  • Honorary Commander – Joint Base Charleston
  • Fellow – Aspen Global Leadership Network
  • 2X United States Presidential Appointee