Director of Business Development
Prince William County, Va.
Tom is a Certified Economic Developer with over 30 years of experience in economic development, public management and public policy. He currently serves as Director of Business Development for Prince William County, Virginia where he directs and provides strategic leadership in business development and marketing activities to attract investment and jobs to Virginia’s second largest county. This work focuses on the targeted sectors of: Information Technology, Biotechnology/Life Sciences, Corporate Headquarters, Federal Facilities and Contractors, and Advanced Logistics.
Prior to his position with Prince William County, he worked in economic development positions in Loudoun County, Virginia and Charlotte, N.C. During his career he has successfully attracted investments and jobs from major corporations, including: Siemens, IKEA, Raytheon, Bank of America, Time Warner Cable, FedEx and General Dynamics. His career also includes work on over $1 billion of public/private partnerships.
Tom is a past Board Member of the International Economic Development Council and currently serves on that organization’s Accredited Economic Development Organization Committee. He is an active member of NAIOP, CoreNet and ULI, and has served on several ULI Advisory Panels.
He earned his BA from Kalamazoo College and his MPA from the LBJ School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin. He holds a CEcD (Certified Economic Developer) certificate from the International Economic Development Council.