Senior Vice President of Operations
Tim Tassopoulos is senior vice president of Operations and is responsible for coordinating the
activities of Field Operations, Operation Services, Training & Development, Human Resources,
and Purchasing and Distribution. Tim began his career at Chick-fil-A in 1977 as a Restaurant
team member and joined the home office staff as a business consultant in 1983.
In 1985, Chick-fil-A initiated the move from a mall Restaurant concept and began the
development of a new Free-Standing Unit concept. Tim was assigned the development
responsibilities of this project and the expansion of the Free-Standing Unit concept for the first 50
In 1990 when the Free-Standing Unit concept was merged with Mall operations, Tim was
assigned to be one of four directors of Operations. In 1995 Tim was appointed vice president,
field operations and in 1996 he was appointed to the Executive Committee. In 1999 Tim was
appointed to his current position, senior vice president of Operations.
Tim graduated from Oglethorpe University in 1981 with a BA in history and political science and
was valedictorian and Oglethorpe Cup award winner. He received his MBA from Georgetown
University in 1983 and was recognized with the Graduate School Service Award.
Tim currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Oglethorpe University and Board of Advisors at
Georgetown University McDonough School of Business. He is a member of the Advisory Board
of the Atlanta Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America. Tim attends Holy Transfiguration
Greek Orthodox Church where he teaches Sunday School to high school students and serves on
the Parish Council.
Tim is a native of Atlanta and is married to the former Maria Copsis. Tim and Maria have two
sons, Luke and Nicholas.