As Vice President for Finance & Administration, Tom partners with the senior team in delivering exceptional service in finance, human resources, administrative services and information technology. Tom’s career has spanned operational, strategic and financial leadership roles in large and small for-profit and for-cause enterprises, from organizations in existence from 25 to 125 years, to entrepreneurial companies and cultivation of nascent business concepts, assisting in planning and execution of existing businesses or new initiatives spanning media, hospitality, sports entertainment and new technologies. From massive marketing, networking and outreach efforts, such as leadership of the International Coastal Cleanup and its parent Ocean Conservancy, to intensive development and acquisition, such as The Nature Company and Discovery Channel Health, Tom has been instrumental in the growth of the enterprises and teams with which he has worked. From his roots in public accounting, through a half dozen years with each of Discovery Communications and National Geographic Society, to his current role, Tom has provided insight in delivering lasting value in companies’ continued delivery on mission and reach towards their vision.
Tom graduated from the Catholic University of America with a bachelors degree in Accounting. Tom is a Certified Public Accountant and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as a Certified Cash Manager through the Association of Financial Professionals. Tom has been acknowledged in the field of finance, from recognition with high distinction by the State of Virginia for performance on the Certified Public Accounting examination through 2007 as a Washington Not-for-Profit Financial Executive finalist. Tom has spearheaded leadership training programs at Arthur Andersen & Co. as well as Discovery Communications, Inc., and served on a variety of boards in leadership positions, including the Colorado Treasury Management Association and EarthShare. Tom currently serves on the Board of Bikes for the World, where he recently chaired the ad hoc Strategic Planning Committee and now chairs the Development Committee. Tom lives in Kensington, Maryland with Kristen, his wife of twenty-three years, their three daughters, Julia, Grace and Claire, and chocolate lab Winnie.