Tamala McBath

Community Fellow 2022
Dress for Success Phoenix

Leadership, service to others, and the determination to succeed in business are some of the qualities that have defined the life and career of Tamala McBath. Born in Maryville, Tennessee, her journey took her to Arizona at the age of 12, where she spent her formative years and attended Phoenix Christian Preparatory School.  Following a successful national career in healthcare operations and business consulting, Tamala has returned to the city that she calls home.

“My education here in the valley has remained a source of inspiration in my life. The life lessons I learned here shaped who I am as a person and instilled in me the importance of service to others.”

Tamala believes strongly in the power of mentoring and coaching through processes that help individuals achieve and leverage self-awareness, and that the alignment of personal gifts and purpose leads to sustainable success.  It has been her lifelong mission to empower women to achieve financial independence through education, support, and viable employment

An entrepreneur, Tamala has launched two consulting firms. Until recently, she was the President & CEO of The Regal Group, Inc., a Cincinnati-based consulting firm that offered solutions in business strategy, sales and marketing, and business development for existing businesses, startups, and acquisitions. Prior to her time in Cincinnati, Tamala was the President & CEO of Pearl Consulting Group, a firm that provided risk and site assessment, financial, business development, strategic planning, and process improvement services for insurance companies and healthcare facilities.

Tamala graduated from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor of Science degree in social work. She went on to compile an exceptional record of success in the management of healthcare operations in the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Tamala has expertise in financial management, regulatory compliance, risk management, business development, and process improvement. She has a consistent history of increasing revenue and profitability, reducing costs, streamlining workflow, and eliminating risk to drive growth and improve market penetration and brand awareness. Tamala is currently completing her executive master’s degree in Global Management at Arizona State University’s Thunderbird School.

Tamala is married to Dr. Battinto L. Batts Jr., dean of the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. They have four daughters, Lyndsay, Mayah, Olivia, and Jourdan; and a grandson, Brycen.


B.S. Social Work, Christopher Newport University