Forrest Tuff is a visionary leader, respected business owner, empowerment speaker, author, film and television producer, and philanthropist.
He is the founder and CEO of One Vision Productions, an award-winning, multimedia agency that specializes in video production, photography, branding, and aerial drone services. Its clientele ranges from small businesses and government agencies to Fortune 100 corporations and has been named one of Atlanta's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For.
As a professional speaker, Tuff shares his life experiences with the hope of motivating others to pursue their dreams. His topics focus on self-empowerment, leadership and strategy. He is a Distinguished Toastmaster, 2019 Toastmaster of the Year and a Top 100 Transformational Leader by the John Maxwell Team.
An avid storyteller, his children's book, 'Things I Like 3-D", garnered him a nomination for the Georgia Author of the Year Award. Due to his creativity and business savvy, he coined the moniker Filmpreneur and has 140+ movie and TV credits to include his program Tuff Talk Show, documentaries, indie films and a major motion picture with 20th Century Fox.
An advocate for servant leadership, Tuff is a SCORE Certified Business Mentor, Business Coach for 3DEschools, and Business and Industry Advisory Member for Paul Duke STEM High School. He received a Leadership Certificate from BoardSource and is a United Way VIP and FBI Citizens Academy Alumnus. In 2014, he created a Pay It Forward grant, which is annually awarded to a nonprofit organization.
In addition, Tuff has been recognized by NAACP DeKalb as a nominee for the prestigious Thurgood Marshall Award and is a recipient of the U.S. Attorney's Office (NDGA) Community Outreach Award, Martin Luther King Drum Major for Service and President's Call to Service Awards.
Tuff is a former Division I and Hall of Fame college basketball player. These days he enjoys time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.