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Tom is a founding partner of Acacia Consulting Group, a strategic public relations and communications firm in Chicago. Previously, Tom served as communications director for the Illinois Senate Democratic Victory Fund, Daniel Biss for Governor, and Ameya Pawar for Governor. He also previously worked as Press Secretary on the Independent Map Amendment, and was the Director of Operations for Chicago Forward, an issue-advocacy organization involved in the 2015 Chicago municipal elections. Before that Tom was the Director of Public Relations at Center on Halsted, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Chicagoland area. He serves as Chair of the Board of Directors for Campus Pride, a national nonprofit dedicated to leadership development and creating safer communities for LGBTQ college students.
Tom was born and raised in Texas, where he trained and showed horses. He moved to Chicago in 2013, and currently lives in the Evergreen Park, IL with his fiancé Kevin and their dog, Lucas.