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Tony Townley, Executive Vice President (EVP)
Along with childhood pal Zach McLeroy, Tony Townley is one of the "founding fathers" of Zaxby's. As he was from the very earliest days, Tony is responsible for the overall fiscal health of the company. He has plenty of experience doing that, as a former CEO for Southern Mortgage & Lending Corporation, and a mortgage originator for First Federal Savings & Loan and the Bank of Georgia. For more than two decades, Tony has also served as the secretary and accounting manager for Townley's Christmas Tree Farm, one of Georgia's largest Christmas tree farms. Tony holds a bachelor's degree in management from Georgia Southern College and is a charter member of APICS, the American Production Inventory Control Society. Personally dedicated to the Zaxby's vision, Tony is a stockholder in more than 40 Zaxby's restaurants. When he isn't enjoying time with his wife, three sons and daughter, Tony can be found taking in a good movie, fishing, hunting, or enjoying other outdoor activities. He's a nice man, but not if you try to take a bite of his Zaxby's Kickin' Chicken Sandwich — it’s Tony's absolute fave.