Salvador T. “Tony” Perkins, is Vice President & General Manager of Gerstco. He has over twenty years of experience in advising corporate managers on human resources and equal employment law matters.
For ten and one-half years, Mr. Perkins was engaged in private law practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. firm of McGuiness, Norris & Williams, specializing in equal employment law. He was elected Secretary of the Equal Employment Advisory Council (EEAC), a non-profit association of major corporate employers affiliated with the law firm, and served as counsel to EEAC’s EEO/AA Compliance Committee. In this capacity, he provided counsel and advice to EEAC’s member companies on a wide variety of employment law issues. Mr. Perkins also served as EEAC’s principal trainer, developing and delivering a full curriculum of training programs for managers and human resources professionals on compliance with employment discrimination laws and regulations.
Mr. Perkins is co-author of Developing Effective Affirmative Action Plans, 5th Edition, and Equity at Work: A Manager’s Guide to Fair Employment Laws and Practices, 2nd Edition, both published by EEAC.
Prior to joining the law firm, Mr. Perkins spent ten years in private industry and the non-profit sector as a human resources professional, serving as a generalist with responsibility for directing the activities of the full HR department, and as a specialist in employee relations and equal employment opportunity compliance. His experience includes developing and implementing effective EEO policies and affirmative action plans, representing employers before federal and state enforcement agencies, and handling grievance and arbitration proceedings. He has worked in a variety of organizations including financial services, aerospace, and engineering and computer services.
Mr. Perkins received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1972, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1977. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and the Federal courts.