Tom was born and raised in Philadelphia where he attended the William Penn Charter School.

After graduating from Trinity College in Hartford and Columbia Business School, he embarked on a 35 year career in the advertising business.  He spent 28 of those years with Saatchi & Saatchi including stints as a Managing Partner at Saatchi & Saatchi New York and as President of Saatchi & Saatchi Consumer Healthcare.  For five years he was President of William Douglas McAdams, an independent healthcare ad agency.  He was also an EVP at BBDO in New York.  Among the highlights of his career, Tom led the communications team that helped Tylenol recover from the tampering incidents in the 1980s which recovery became a paradigm “crisis management” case history at the Harvard Business School.  He served on the Board of CHPA (Consumer Healthcare Products Association) and was a Director of the National Center for Health Education.

Tom and his wife, Winifred, moved to Darien in 1978 where they raised three great kids (a son and two daughters).  He has one granddaughter and one grandson.  He is a member of the Country Club of Darien where he served on its Board and Executive Committee for six years.

Tom is an avid golfer and enthusiastic sports fan who maintains his life-long allegiances to those Philadelphia teams.  He and Winifred love to travel and have taken many trips both in the U.S. and abroad.