My Top 4 Priorities
WHY I am doing this?
WHAT do I hope to accomplish?
My TOP 4 priorities are | Protect and enhance our neighborhood’s natural beauty and amenities. | Facilitate stronger community engagement and networks. | Correct Metro’s Education Inequities by supporting its key drivers. | Increase government transparency and accountability in its spending.
A community leader | who collaborates and accomplishes much with others.
Helped build The Academies for Metro Nashville Public Schools — a nationally recognized high school program. Over 12 years of Involvement.
Catholic Business League Board of Directors (former Marketing Committee Chair)
Knights of Columbus - 4th degree
Former Board Member of Our Place Nashville, an organization that provides Housing, Jobs & Community for Adults with Developmental Disabilities.
Board Member and former Treasurer of Purple Heart Homes (Provides home improvement to veterans)
Tennessee State University Chair of the Hospitality & Tourism Advisory Board, College of Business Advisory Board Member, and Adjunct Professor
Current Board member, past President and founding Chair of Education Committee for Greater Nashville Hospitality Association
Mayor’s Advisory Board on Exceptional Education
Board Member and former Treasurer of Arc of Davidson County
Volunteers and Actively Supports: Fannie Battle Day Home, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nashville, Ladies of Charity, American Heart Association, Children International, Maryknoll Missionaries, American Diabetes Association
Special Olympics (Davidson County) Tennis Coach for 15 years
Board Member and Leadership Committee member of NAZA / Nashville After-School Zone Alliance
A community leader | who has been recognized for much.
Metro Nashville Public Schools CEO Champions Award
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce “Spirit for Engagement”
PENCIL Foundation Volunteer of the Year
Goodwill Employer of the Year for Nashville
The ARC Employer of the Year for Tennessee
Downtown Kiwanis “Ralph Brunson Award” and “Spiritual Aims Award”
Volunteer of the Year for Tennessee Hospitality Association
Channel 5 Interview | Channel 5’s Alexandra Koehn interviews Thom on enhancements and changes coming to our West Meade neighborhood and the alliances that have formed. Click and learn more.
Channel 5 Interview | "For our public high schools, I worked alongside Metro staff, government leaders, and other business leaders to establish The Academies of Nashville: a nationally recognized, project-based, experiential learning initiative. Today, 350 businesses partner with Academies in all our zoned high schools, offering students mentorships, internships, and externships." Click and learn more.