Dr. Gail Burgos
Dr. Gail Burgos is the former Senior Diversity and Inclusion Officer for TSYS and Senior Vice President, Diversity Equity Inclusion, at 1st Sentry. Upon retiring after 25 years with TSYS, Gail started her own consulting company and is currently the CEO of Burgos Consulting Group, Inc. Prior to retirement, Gail led Global Payments’ efforts to continue to build its inclusion and diversity efforts across the company. She previously served as the senior advisor to the chief information officer, supporting all business lines and aspects of the information technology business at legacy TSYS. With Burgos’ tenure at the company, she brought a wealth of knowledge and experience for the company’s customers and to the payment industry. Her passion and love for her company and its team members never went unnoticed. She maintained a strong understanding of the corporate culture, an impeccable leadership record, and remained committed to the success of children, women and people from all walks of life. Burgos received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Columbus College now Columbus State University, her Masters in Human Resource Management from Troy State University, and her Doctorate in Organizational Theory and Leadership from University of Phoenix. She has taught as an adjunct professor at Columbus Technical College and served on its Business Advisory Board of curriculum for several years. She has served on the Board for the Greater Columbus chapter of Partners in Education for the regions’ district school systems and a former Board member of Girls Inc. of Columbus, Phenix Russell County Area. Burgos currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Girls Inc of Columbus, responsible for after-school and summer programming for girls ages 6-18. She serves as the Vice President of the Board for Hope Harbor, a battered women’s shelter in Columbus Georgia as well as a member of the Executive Board of Wnet (Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions), the premier professional organization for women in payments. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
During her tenure as a Girls Inc. Board member and Leader of TSYS, Burgos championed a program through the TSYS women’s network and inclusion group to partner with Girls Inc. She coined the program Project Cookie Jar that focused on financial literacy education and workshops for young girls in the Columbus and Atlanta based Girls Inc centers. She is passionate about increasing diversity in STEM education and devotes her time to help build a pipeline of diverse talent for the technology industry. She served as chair of the TSYS IT Education Council to foster the awareness of technology within the Chattahoochee Valley region of public schools.
In her down time and for relaxation she enjoys playing tennis, gardening, journaling, and spending time with her family. Dr. Burgos is married to her high school sweetheart and husband of 34 years, and they have 3 daughters, ages 32, 27, and 24, 1 son-in-law, a 2 yr. grandson, 1 yr. old grand twins and two grand fur babies