Tom is CEO of tpb strategic counsel, a Canadian-based consultancy serving charitable and not-for-profit organisations, philanthropic businesses and individuals. Over a 35-year career, Tom has helped raise nearly $500 million for clients and organisations served. He has a wide breadth of leadership, fundraising and external relations experiences including higher education, continuing education, healthcare, sport, arts and culture, economic and community development, rural and remote context, international development, indigenous peoples, social investment, and faith-based organisations.
Tom received a bachelor’s degree (sport management) from the University of Lethbridge (1981) and a master’s degree (philanthropy and development) from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota (2005). Tom has earned and proudly maintained the CFRE designation since 1995. He serves CFRE International on the Board of Directors, Chairs the CFRE Exam Committee and serves on its Committee on Global Expansion. He has also served as a volunteer with Association of Fundraising Professionals local chapters and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and as a board member of numerous NGOs and community development agencies.