President and CEO, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
The Economic Alliance is a partnership of business, government and higher education leaders marketing Greater Baltimore as a world-class region in which to work, learn, live and invest.
Tom joined the Alliance in Jan 2006 to manage the Region's response to the 2005 DOD Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative. Since, he has led strategic marketing efforts reaching more than 20,000 defense/IT, cyber and bio-health industry execs; executed sales missions to Austin, NYC, Palo Alto and San Francisco; increased business retention, development and public/private partnership activity; and published a new series of regional, industry-specific market reports. His work has also helped foster new regional and state-wide initiatives in the areas of tech transfer, commercialization and entrepreneurship, working with Johns Hopkins, the University of Maryland and federal customers such as NIH, APG and US Cyber Command.
In his 24 year career, he led the '05 BRAC win for Aberdeen Proving Ground; brokered major development and HQ/campus projects for Battelle, Bank of America, SafeNet, T. Rowe Price and the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). His clients to date have included: ADP, Booz Allen, CACI, Clorox, FLIR, Millennial Media, Morgan Stanley, Transamerica and Under Armour to name a few.
Overall, his projects have exceeded $10 billion in value, resulting in approximately 60,000 jobs. His efforts have been recognized by local media, most recently named as an "Influential Marylander" and one of "Maryland Most Admired CEOs."
He is a proud husband, father of four boys and graduate of UMBC and Leadership Maryland. A 10+ year cancer survivor, Tom is also an advocate for enhanced awareness, research and family services.