Business Consulting and Marketing
W. A. “Tony” Hayes
Tony Hayes is currently the President and CEO of Trancas, LLC. A business consulting and advocacy firm tailored to small business growth with a focus on the NC American Indian business sector. He has been in executive management for 31 plus years with large corporations such as Texfi Inc., Duke University and Starwood Hotels Worldwide, Inc. The last ten of those years, with the NC Indian Economic Development Initiative, supporting and advocating for NC’s eight Recognized American Indian Tribes and other minorities in the business, tribal economic development and political arenas. He has worked with Leaders and Legislators statewide to strengthen North Carolina small/minority businesses and American Indian communities. Tony is also the Tribal Chairman of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation Indian Tribe in Alamance County. He sits on several corporate and non-profit boards of directors and advisory committees. Featured in several business publications around the country and has received numerous awards for management innovations and leadership for various efforts over the years. Most recently he was honored as the “2016/17 NC Minority Business Advocate of the Year”. Tony resides in Creedmoor NC and is active in various state/county/community leadership initiatives. Tony attended University of Miami and Bethune-Cookman College in Florida and majored in History/Pre-law. A proud North Carolina native who lives with his wife, Sandra and has two daughters, two stepsons, four grandsons and two granddaughters. A strong proponent for healthy lifestyles and exercises for the body and mind. He is committed to prosperity and equity for all those who seek it. Tony’s passion is the education of people and the great equalization, that knowledge and awareness brings to us all.