Tony Covington

Tony Covington
VP/Business Development

Tony joined CUES in 2020 as Vice President of New Markets and has since become the Vice President of Business Development for TalentED, powered by CUES. In 2021, he also began serving as a host of the CUES Podcast. Tony brings with him over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, having worked with organizations such as the American Heart Association, Special Olympics, the NAACP, and the United Negro College Fund. 

Tony is the author of I Am Underdog: A Journey of Adversity & Blessings, a book about his journey to overcome personal challenges, break through professional barriers, and navigate the loss of his mother while forging his own path to success. He has experience as a motivational speaker, mentor, and senior-level director in sales, business development, corporate relations, fundraising, marketing, and training. 

A standout college and professional football player, Tony played at an elite level for five years in the NFL, grinding it out with both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Seattle Seahawks. He was also an ACC All-Conference player and an Honorable Mention All-American at the University of Virginia.