Earnie Ellison, Jr.
Managing Partner, Ellison Consulting Group
Why I Support the Community Foundation
Mr. Ellison is the managing partner of the Ellison Consulting Group, a diversity and inclusion consultancy focused on the sports industry, leveraging inclusion to create value for sports companies, national sports organizations, their partners, and customers. He also serves as the managing partner with EPB Golf, LLC, Walk-Off Golf, LLC, and Mosaic Golf Partners, LLC, Sports Management Companies.
His previous corporate career includes a seventeen-year tenure with the Professional Golf Association (PGA) of America as director of business and community Relations. At PGA, he directed initiatives to create a positive image for the PGA as it related to diversity and inclusion and brought awareness to the federal and state governments about the economic and social impact generated by the business of golf. He formed a minority and women business inclusion program and a golf industry supplier diversity initiative. He also facilitated the development of a sanctioned professional golf management program at a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), so black and brown students could earn a degree in golf management. Mr. Ellison’s other corporate experience consists of being director of finance for Unisys and holding several corporate and division financial positions with IBM for eighteen years, nationally and internationally.
Mr. Ellison graduated from Alabama A&M University with a bachelor’s in accounting and business management.
- Always valuing community service, in 2016, Earnie Ellison, Jr. became the first African American to chair the United Way of Palm Beach County
- He presently serves on the board of trustees for Florida Atlantic University
- In 2015 his many accomplishments were recorded by The HistoryMakers, the world’s most extensive collection of successful African American testimonies archived in the Library of Congress