Tommie Jefferson

  Social & Cultural Development Chair    social@empowerrichmond.org

Social & Cultural Development Chair

social@empowerrichmond.org

About Tommie

Tommie Jefferson was born to Thomas and Vivian Jefferson and raised in Richmond, Virginia as the middle child of three children. He graduated from John Marshall High School in 2001. After high school he worked in the financial industry and attended J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College. In 2002, Tommie joined the US Army. While in the Army, Tommie filled many roles and handled numerous responsibilities as a Human Resources Manager. Tommie was called to serve in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He excelled during his 7 year stint in the military with many awards and decorations such as two Army Achievement Medals, an Army Good Conduct Medal, and Global War on Terrorism Medal; to name a few. Tommie also extended his educational background while serving his country; he attended the University of Maryland in Europe and finished with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2015
In 2007, Tommie accepted the challenge of taking on the family business. As a result, he switched his military service to VA National Guard on a part-time service bases. Tommie had the drive to take A Metropolitan Driving School in a new direction. He wanted to use humor as a driving force for his classroom course, thus, he began doing standup comedy during amateur night at a local comedy club to promote the driving school. His comedic flare is thought to be the powerhouse behind his tremendous success through word of mouth.
Tommie also realizes that his business can only be as strong as his surrounding communities. As an initiative to give back to his community, he has begun to work with female victims of domestic violence. This personal charge, similar to his experience in the military, has humbled Tommie greatly. Tommie has been nominated and won the Small Business Administration (SBA) Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Virginia in 2010.


Heading the social and YP fit committee is where my heart and passion lays. It would be a honor to continue my position into the next term.