Tommie A. Vassel is a Licensed Certified Public Accountant and President of Global Profit Strategies, LLC, a financial and management consulting firm founded in 2006, with a diverse client base, including governmental entities, health care, construction, movie production, school districts, water, sewer, drainage and electric/gas utility companies. He was the first African American elected to the board of the New Orleans Chapter of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants and became its first African-American president.
In 2002, Mayor C. Ray Nagin appointed Vassel to a nine-year term on the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans where as president pro tem, he led SWB's recovery after Hurricane Katrina. He worked on the ground with FEMA and USACOE to make more than $2 billion in repairs, while also traveling to Washington, D.C. to lobby Congress for increased funding.
In addition, Vassel was elected in 2003 to the newly organized Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans Board, serving on its finance committee. As chairman, he supervised distribution of significant financial contributions sent from all over the country in response to Hurricane Katrina.
Vassel is a founding member and former treasurer and president of the 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans, a National youth mentoring organization, and has been involved in Boys to Men, Inc. and Milne Louis Armstrong Manhood Development Program and other programs. He personally awarded scholarships to five male students from 100 Black Men of Metro New Orleans and to five female students.
Vassel earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Dillard University where he was honored in 1997 with the Distinguished Alumni Award.