Tom is the Senior Vice President, Transportation and Infrastructure for the Civic Committee. He joined the team after working as Deputy Executive Director of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), the comprehensive planning agency for Northeastern Illinois. Prior to CMAP, Tom spent more than 12 years working on Capitol Hill in the Illinois congressional delegation. He served as senior policy advisor and projects director for U.S. Senator Richard Durbin and as senior legislative assistant to U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez. Tom grew up in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood, graduated from the University of Illinois, and has a wonderful family.