As Executive Vice President of External Relations and Chief Development Officer, Tom is responsible for guiding and developing the organization's relationships with external stakeholders through strategic marketing, government relations, and philanthropic endeavors.
Tom is an expert in the field of organizational leadership, specializing in developing non-profit strategies as it relates to fundraising, advocacy, communication, and stakeholder engagement. He joined Easterseals in 2015 and brought with him his nearly 20 years of experience in philanthropic, advertising, and government relations. Tom has spent the last ten years focused on the health-care industry.
Tom began his career in the online advertising industry. He quickl realized his heart was not in corporate America and spent the next ten years working with and for some of the most respected institutions in the nation including the Saint Louis Zoological Society, Saint Louis Art Museum, and Saint Louis Science Center.