Todd's educational contributions extend beyond his specialization. He adeptly taught Principles of Management to non-management majors, effectively conveying foundational concepts. His instructional reach encompasses the Entrepreneurship Forum and Strategic Management, showcasing his versatile teaching portfolio.
Beyond academics, Todd is a pivotal Faculty Guide in the prestigious Stamps President's Scholars Program, nurturing exceptional academic talent.
His academic influence is global, highlighted by invitations to the Study Abroad Program at Worcester College, Oxford (2013, 2015), and the Biomedical Engineering Study Abroad Program at the National University of Ireland (2016, 2019).
Todd's teaching excellence is underscored by awards from both the College and Institute, validating his dedication to impactful learning.
Prior to academia, he served as president and CEO of the Georgia Cancer Coalition, raising over $300 million for cancer research and prevention.
His four-decade career centers on healthcare and technology management in Atlanta. As the founding president of the Georgia Research Alliance in 1990, he fostered innovation. He established Encina Technology Ventures in 2000, reflecting his entrepreneurial spirit.
Todd's career began at Emory University, culminating in roles such as assistant VP for Medical Administration.
A 1971 Georgia Tech graduate, he attended Harvard's Institute for Educational Management. He received an honorary doctorate in 2000 and the Ivan Allen, Jr. Prize for Progress and Service in 2010. He received community service and diversity awards, becoming a Chancellor's Learning Scholar in 2018.
With leadership roles, including board chair of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, he's deeply involved in esteemed organizations.
He's been recognized as one of the "100 Most Influential People in Georgia" for seven years, cementing his impact.
In 2019, Todd became Interim President and CEO of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, showing his ongoing commitment to his alma mater's advancement.