Tom brings nearly 30 years of experience in economic development to the USM. His work has focused on growing and attracting companies, talent recruitment, workforce development, public/private partnerships and creating programs supporting innovation, tech commercialization and entrepreneurship. His work spans all industry sectors. His career projects exceed $10 billion in value and 50,000 jobs; these include the addition of more than 6,500 employees and more than $1 billion in new construction to the Aberdeen Proving Ground Army base as part of the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) and numerous headquarters, R&D lab and industrial projects for major public and private sector clients. Tom is active on many boards related to business, economic development, public policy, science, health, technology and education, including the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of Central Maryland.