Tom joined NRCA in 1989. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., and holds a master’s in business administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Tom is recognized as an industry health and safety expert and represents NRCA at both industry and nonindustry events on these issues. The U.S. secretary of labor appointed him to serve on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) Advisory Committee of Construction Safety and Health from 2007 to 2011. He is a sitting member of the National Occupational Research Agenda’s Construction Sector Council, which sets the U.S. research agenda for construction safety and health. He also has served on the oversight committee for the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health’s (NIOSH’s) Prevention Through Design national initiative.
Tom is active in regulatory actions affecting the roofing industry, working with officials from the Department of Transportation, OSHA and NIOSH. He also is known for his contributions to NRCA’s Professional Roofing magazine and executive educational programming.