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Tom Downs

Tom Downs

Coordinator for CTCC Downs Government Affairs

Professional Bio

Tom Downs is a Washington, D.C. based attorney and consultant who assists statewide community and technical college systems and individual 2-year public colleges throughout the country in developing innovative workforce and technology consortiums, as well as grant-related initiatives. His firm, Downs Government Affairs, is coordinating multi-state community and technical college consortium initiatives related to advanced manufacturing, UAS/drone technology, maritime workforce, law enforcement/public safety training, energy workforce, agribusiness, and other areas. Information about these initiatives can be found at

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Brown University 1983 A.B.
The American University 1994 J.D.
Volunteer Work:
Member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.
Member, Board of Trustees, National History Day, College Park, Maryland
Areas of Expertise
Entrepreneurial Mindset, Fundraising and Grants, Marketing