Antoinette (Tonie) Leatherberry is an advisor and executive coach to the leaders of some of the world’s most highly regarded companies. She works with CEOs, Presidents, C-suite leaders and high-potential leaders in Fortune 500 and mid-market companies in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, financial services and other industries.
Prior, Tonie spent 30 years with Deloitte. She was a member of the Deloitte Consulting board of directors and served on the Nominating, CEO succession, and Senior Leader Compensation committees. She led Deloitte’s Board Advisory Practice and served as the Board Relations Leader for Deloitte’s Risk and Financial Advisory practice.
Tonie was Managing Principal of Deloitte’s $300 million northeast regional data analytics practice where she led a team of over 2,000 professionals. As a Deloitte Chief Information Officer Program Fellow, Tonie coached CIOs and CTOs of complex, global companies. She was the Lead Account Partner for DuPont, Corteva and Chemours’ and had multiple long-term global IT transformation and implementation assignments in Europe and Asia.
Tonie currently serves on the for-profit boards of American Family Insurance and Zoetis, Inc. She is a long-time director and current chair emeritus of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the preeminent association for Black leaders. She serves on the boards of Widener University, Boston University, North Carolina A&T, and the Business School Advisory Board.
Tonie is devoted to creating opportunities for women and people of color. She is the principal architect of The Board Leadership Forum and NextGen CEO Academy, which led to 70 Black leaders reaching executive and board roles. As recent Chair of the ELC, Tonie created the Chairman’s Council of Academic Achievement to address achievement gaps for Black students. She previously served as the President of the Deloitte Foundation, focusing on developing future leaders through education and distributing over $50M in grants to 400+ schools.
Tonie is the co-author of Technology and the Boardroom: The CIO’s Guide to Engaging the Board (Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance, 2019). She has been included in Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants; NACD Directorship 100; Black Enterprise’s Most Powerful Women in Business; and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. She has an MBA in Operations from Northeastern University and a Bachelor of Science – Mechanical Engineering from Boston University. An advocate of lifelong learning, Tonie is pursuing a doctorate in higher education at Widener University.