Tom has 25 years of experience leading diverse and complex organizations. He started his career as a leader in the non-profit sector, building broad-based community organizations working on issues like affordable housing, job training, and education. Over the past 15 years he held a series of top state and local government positions in Oregon, most recently as the City of Portland’s Chief Administrative Officer. In that role, Tom was responsible for overseeing more than 800 employees providing services in revenue and finance, technology, human resources, and project management. He led numerous successful efforts to modernize the organization, including several high-profile technology initiatives, capital construction projects, and public safety system reforms.
Tom holds a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Portland and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and International Studies from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife, Dr. Christi Hancock, are proud parents of three children and live in Northeast Portland.