CEO and President
Michael J. Tomlinson, better known as “MT,” is an accomplished marketing and media executive who has developed highly successful fundraising programs for faith-first charities and organizations across the U.S. and abroad. He brings more than 25 years of executive leadership in business and holds a master’s degree in Organizational Management and Marketing. His entrepreneurial spirit made him a natural fit at faith-forward organizations including: Focus on the Family, David C. Cook International, Dunham+Company and Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk ministry, where he led all marketing and communications and served as Chief Operating Officer. In all his work, he strives to: “Champion, drive and risk creativity in myself and others for a hurting world.”
MT is inspired by the abundance found in our loving Heavenly Father and the faithful people carrying out His word to make the world a better place. In his current role, he leads BDI’s strategic direction, ensuring that the agency is equipped with the talent, tools and technologies to effectively serve others by cultivating heart-connected donors. When not working, MT can be found playing the guitar, watching motorsports, creating art and scuba diving with his wife, Kelly (who he met at church when he was 8 and she was 4!).