Tom helps nonprofit organizations to grow their revenues and impact sustainably. “After more than three decades serving our nation, I’m committed to use the expertise I’ve gained to serve my community,” Tom says. “This has inspired me to focus on nonprofits.”
There are important differences between the military and nonprofits, but there are key similarities to build upon. “Organizationally, nonprofits are a lot like the military. They need to be good shepherds of the assets under their control, i.e. “other peoples’ money”, and create an implementation strategy that considers sustainable growth as well as the personal growth and well-being of the organization’s workforce. Nonprofit leaders can create a path to sustainable growth if they focus on the mission while considering the strategic landscape, their competition, and their own people. High performing nonprofit organizations consistently get the 3 BIG things right: Leadership, Culture and Strategy.”
He is committed to helping your organization thrive. A Naval Academy graduate and naval aviator, Tom retired as a Rear Admiral and has extensive experience leading large, complex organizations. He commanded a Navy squadron and a naval air base, and as a flag officer he spent three years as Commander, Navy Reserve Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia where he was responsible for the exacting execution of a $3 billion annual budget and the military readiness of 60,000 Navy Reserve Sailors. He was also a key architect of a new strategy to realign the Navy Reserve Force’s mission and workforce to support the current Department of Defense’s National Security Strategy. He led a team that leveraged over $5 million in IT efficiencies that were reinvested in a cloud computing-based smartphone communications application that greatly enhanced the quality of life of the 60,000-strong workforce, and reduced employee turnover by 30 percent.
Tom’s two decades of serving alongside reservists took him around the world and throughout the heartland of America. He has acquired a deep appreciation for the importance of diversity in all its forms- from cultural to intellectual. He can help your nonprofit organization grow sustainably by focusing on an inclusive and positive workplace culture, leadership development, and a strategy that focuses your organization on its mission and people.
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