Tom joined Gallagher in 1980 as a producer after participating in the company's summer internship programme for two years. He was promoted to Area President of the Milwaukee office in 1987 and, in 1996, was named President of the San Francisco Construction office.
Tom helped establish Gallagher Construction Services, serving as Niche Managing Director from 1997 to 2002. After working in the field for 15 years, Tom returned to Itasca in 2002 to lead the Brokerage Services Division’s Midwest Region. He was appointed to lead the operations of International division — Arthur J. Gallagher — in January 2011.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Southern California.