Cassius F. Butts is a nationally known trusted advisor, executive, and serial entrepreneur. He has spent his career owning his own firm, leading and working for financial institutions or U. S. government agencies all throughout the past 25 years. Cassius has served as an official to four presidential administrations, leading efforts in the economics/finance, housing, and small business sectors. In 2019, he co-hosted the inaugural White House Opportunity Zone & Revitalization Council summit held in Atlanta. During his two-year assignment as an executive in residence at the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University, the College achieved the #2 national ranking as "The Most Innovative College/University in 2018, according to U. S. News & World Reports. In 2017, Cassius helped raise over $2 billion for his client in the pursuit to acquire a professional sports team. He is also credited as the co-creator of the inaugural "Inside the Huddle" financial symposium held during Super Bowl week in Atlanta; a partnership between the U. S. Chamber of Commerce and the NFL Players Association (The Trust).
In 2011 Cassius was appointed by the 44th President of the United States (Obama Administration) as Regional Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). It was with SBA where he managed five record-breaking years of lending within the eight southern states. He strategically managed and achieved over $30 billion dollars in small business lending during his appointment. Under the George W. Bush Administration, Cassius served as a Presidential Management Fellow within the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). He assisted in the establishment of HUD’s multimillion marketing procurement process and was named Branch Chief of the Real Estate Owned division during his tenure.
Cassius is a graduate of Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University’s Graduate School of Public Administration, and Emory University’s Life Learning Institute where he received a Certificate in Grant Writing. He enjoys volunteering his time with several organizations such as Chairman of the Fort McPherson Local Redevelopment Authority, Board Advisor for the Morehouse College Department of Business and Economics, and the Georgia Department of Economic Development Board. He also serves on the PGA TOUR Championship Host Committee, National Black MBA Association Board, and the WellStar Health Systems-Research Review Board. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Cassius was raised in Orlando, FL, and currently resides in Atlanta, GA. He enjoys the creation of the multimedia podcast www.talktocassius.com which focuses on today’s business, sports, and entertainment topics. Cassius continues to follow the motto; “your passion is your purpose, and your purpose is your plan.”