Vice President of Advocacy
Tom is Vice President of Advocacy for ExcelinEd. Before becoming Vice President of Advocacy, Tom was the Senior Regional Advocacy Director for ExcelinEd, where he served policymakers in the western region of the U.S. as a resource in education policy and advocacy for more than five years. Prior to joining ExcelinEd, Tom served as the Manager of Campus Programs for the American Enterprise Institute, a D.C.-based think tank, where he launched a college outreach program on campuses across the country. Before joining AEI, he worked as a policy analyst and senior strategist at an education advocacy nonprofit start-up. Tom served as a public-school teacher for five academic years, teaching in both California and North Carolina. Tom taught economics, civics and history, including as an instructor for a Duke University youth program. Tom earned his Master of Public Administration degree at the University of Southern California Price School of Public Policy and currently resides in Tallahassee, FL.