CEO and President
Michael J. Tomlinson, better known as “MT,” is an accomplished marketing and media executive who has developed highly successful fundraising programs for faith-first charities and organizations across the U.S. and abroad. He brings more than 25 years of executive leadership in business and holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Marketing. His entrepreneurial spirit made him a natural fit at faith-forward organizations including: Focus on the Family, David C. Cook International, Dunham+Company and Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk ministry, where he led all marketing and communications and served as Chief Operating Officer. In all his work, he strives to: “Champion, drive and risk creativity in myself and others for a hurting world.”
MT is inspired by the abundance found in our loving Heavenly Father and the faithful people carrying out His word to make the world a better place. In his current role, he leads BDI’s strategic direction, ensuring that the agency is equipped with the talent, tools and technologies to effectively serve others by cultivating heart-connected donors. When not working, MT can be found playing the guitar, watching motorsports, and creating art.