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For over twenty-five years, Tom has been involved in parish ministry as a parish musician, choir member, cantor, and member of the liturgy and finance committees. As Business Manager at Ascension Parish in Oak Park, Illinois from 1997–2006, Tom oversaw the parish finances, the daily operations, four capital campaigns, personnel management, and was the bulletin editor. Before joining Ascension, Tom was a regional sales manager for a major supplier of media planning of market research systems to the advertising industry.

Tom is a frequent presenter at parishes, diocesan seminars and national conferences. His wide experience with parish administration always gives listeners solid ideas to bring back to their own parishes.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Northeastern Illinois University and an MBA with a concentration in marketing from Dominican University.