A fascination with people and service has been the essential driving force behind Thom’s work with local and national non-profit organizations. Thom’s career in service began with his first summer as a YMCA camp counselor in college. From there, he went on to build a 30-year career within the not-for-profit arena.
Thom has held executive positions with YMCAs in Albuquerque, San Jose, Chicago and Milwaukee, allowing him to develop expertise in leadership, group work, strategic planning, volunteerism, and staff development. He has demonstrated a keen ability to listen to and understand an organization’s needs, helping them bridge the gaps between status quo and mission fulfillment.
Thom has worked with many human service organizations with additional experience in public policy, servant leadership, healthy living and program development.
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As a member of Donor By Design's Leadership Team, he provides oversight and direction on the hiring and onboarding of new team members, as well as helping to set strategic direction for the company.
A graduate of the Ohio State University with a degreen in Education, Thom resides in Cedarburg, WI with his wife Rachelle. He is a volunteer with several local organizations.
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