George William Tinsley, II is a young man of purpose who is driven by a solid work ethic and compelling will to “get it right.” He is the Vice President and Managing Partner of Tinsley Family Concessions, Inc., a fast-growing company currently managing 40 concession locations in the Miami and Tampa International Airports.
Born in Louisville, Kentucky, George is no stranger to hard work. His life has been embedded in the restaurant industry. He began his management career while working in Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) through high school, and has since progressively evolved into an entrepreneur extraordinaire.
George attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he earned the Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 2002. Working through the ranks of various branded concepts, George leveraged his functional and technical expertise in the business to grow his presence in the airport concessions industry.
Shula’s Bar&Grill Touches Down at Miami International Airport
HMSHost and NFL Legend Don Shula premiere his popular brand’s first airport outpost
Celebrating the grand opening, left to right: Jeff Yablun, HMSHost; George Tinsley, Jr., Tinsley Family Concessions; Dave Shula, President, Coach Don Shula, Founder, and Mary Anne Shula, CEO, Shula’s Steak Houses, LLLP; and Jose Abreu, Director, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
Tinsley Family Concessions, Inc. (TFC) was founded In January of 2002 and operates in the Louisville, Miami, and Tampa airports. TFC is a family-owned and operated business with George William Tinsley, Sr. serving as President; George William Tinsley, II as Vice President; Seretha S. Tinsley as Treasurer and Penni D. Tinsley as Secretary.
Currently partnering as JV with HMSHost Corporation in the Miami, Tampa and Louisville airports, Tinsley Family Concessions, Inc. jointly operates the best and most exciting portfolio of internationally-known brands and regional favorites in the Louisville, Miami and Tampa Airport concessions industry. TFC operates branded food and beverage facilities under licensing or franchising arrangements with the brand owner. Tinsley Family Concessions continues in the time-honored tradition of commitment to unparalleled hospitality and service.
George Tinsley, II takes seriously his commitment to create opportunities that empower his associates and colleague to maximize their professional potential and elevate their life standards for generations to come. He has been recognized for numerous achievements and affiliations, some of which include: Florida Boys State, Elected Attorney General; NAACP, Life Member; BAC Funding, Board of Directors; Who’s Who in Black South Florida, Inc., Advisory Board; Leadership Miami, 2006-2007; Miami Dade Chamber, Member; Success Magazine, Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow; ICABA-South Florida’s Top Executives; ARN Magazine, October 2014 Issue, Feature Article-Legacy Careers...Next Generation. He also holds certification and rights to operate numerous branded concepts such as KFC, Starbucks, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays, etc. He holds certification with Starbucks, Adult Beverage, Sbarros, Jose Cuervo, ServSafe, and Shular’s Bar and Grill.
George William Tinsley, II takes each of his experiences in life as a valuable lesson and new opportunity to “get it right”.