Chick-fil-A has a wonderful Christian heritage as a result of Truett Cathy’s leadership, and the company is blessed today to have Truett’s son, Dan, serving as chairman and CEO.
Dan Cathy loves Jesus and he has been willing to stand up for truth even in the face of intense criticism at times. For example, Dan boldly and lovingly stated in 2012 that gay marriage is “inviting God’s judgment.” Dan is a compassionate and faithful Christian who demonstrates tremendous wisdom, incredible tolerance and godly leadership.
While Chick-fil-A is a family-owned business, the company also has a board of directors. The board reports to Dan Cathy and the Cathy family, and this family unapologetically reports to God. Earlier this year, it was announced that these eight members serve on the board of directors:
“CEO and chairman Dan Cathy and his brother, Bubba Cathy; Michael Duke, retired president and CEO of Walmart Inc.; Chick-fil-A operator Brent Fielder; Crawford Loritts, a pastor at Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia; and Steven Reinemund, retired dean of Wake Forest University School of Business.” In addition, Cheryl Bachelder and Dale Jones were appointed to the board of directors in April.
The Cathy family has assembled a superb team of people to serve on this board. Dan Cathy and Bubba Cathy are carrying the torch for Christ that was first carried by their father.
The board is also richly blessed to have Dr. Crawford Loritts serving on it. Dr. Loritts “is a nationally known speaker, author and senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia. He helped establish churches in Texas and Mississippi and served as associate director of Campus Crusade for Christ. Crawford was selected to serve on Chick-fil-A’s first Board of Directors in 2015.”
Board member Brent Fielder “served more than a decade with the WinShape Foundation,” and “serves on the board of directors for Vapor Ministries.” These dynamic Christian ministries share God’s love with those in need and serve as a catalyst for transformation.
Board member Michael Duke is the retired president and chief executive officer of Walmart. The Chick-fil-A website indicates that “Mike has long been a champion for diversity and was especially engaged in the advancement of women, both inside and outside the company.”