Tom is a Washington, D.C. attorney representing community colleges on policy and funding initiatives. He works with the White House, federal agencies and Congress to obtain support for clients. Tom previously served as a Congressional chief of staff and legislative aide.
A graduate of Brown University the American University law school, Tom serves on a Smithsonian Institution Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees of National History Day.
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Brown University 1983
The American University 1994
Member, Advisory Board, Smithsonian Institution, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Washington, D.C.
Member, Board of Trustees, National History Day, College Park, Maryland
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