Director of Advancement Services
Tom has a dual role at the Business School and shares his time between events and compliance. In his event role he is involved with a variety of Advancement events, including Dean’s Speaker Series, Board of Visitors, Alumni Awards and Leaders Weekend. In his compliance role Tom acts as liaison between programs and finance; writes new gift agreements; and makes sure that scholarships and fellowships are being administered as donors intended. He also serves as Chair of the Business Cares Committee. This initiative supports three local charities that deal with children’s health in the community – UNC Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill and Super Cooper Little Red Wagon Foundation.
Tom joined UNC Kenan-Flagler in January 2006 with more than twenty years of restaurant, hospitality and event experience. He received his bachelor’s degree in philosophy at San Diego State University in 1994 and has lived in New York, San Diego, Northern Virginia and the DC area. Tom has been in Chapel Hill for over 18 years but has been a loyal Tar Heel fan for most of his life. Tom and his wife, Michelle, have two beautiful daughters, Ava and Grace. When Tom isn’t spending time with his family, he enjoys bass fishing, camping, running and biking.