BoardWalk Consulting, a leader in non-profit executive search, is pleased to announce the appointment of Alton L. Adams as a Managing Director of the firm. Adams will be based in the firm’s Atlanta headquarters.
Most recently, Adams spent eight years with KPMG’s management consulting practice, where he built a team of 100 professionals and served as lead partner for three prominent global consumer products clients. Previously, he was a partner in Accenture’s management consulting practice and then Chief Marketing Officer at Arbitron.
Sam Pettway, BoardWalk’s Founding Director said: “We are excited to welcome Alton Adams to the BoardWalk. His multifaceted experience with professional services, as both client and advisor, and his expertise in marketing and analytics combine with his commitment to community to make him a superb addition to our team.”
Continued Pettway, “We are confident Alton will contribute significantly to the effectiveness of our clients’ boards and leadership teams.”
Speaking of his transition, Adams noted, “I am honored to join the fine professionals at BoardWalk, who do such important work for missions that truly matter. The firm’s commitment to nonprofit leadership and its national reputation for service are unmatched. I look forward to making a difference for our clients and supporting BoardWalk’s continued growth and success."
A committed supporter of the community, Adams is an experienced executive who has served a host of mission-based organizations over his career. Presently, he is a member of the executive committees of the Atlanta Chapter of Boy Scouts of America and the Atlanta Humane Society.
Past board service includes six years on Georgetown University’s Board of Regents as well as board service with TechBridge and the High Museum in Atlanta. Adams is also a thought leader on issues of diversity and inclusion, having been tapped to design and lead D&I efforts at both Accenture and KPMG. A native of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, Adams received his BA degree in Economics from Georgetown University and his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.