Senior Vice President and General Counsel (Ret.)
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Tom, who was born and raised in New York City and its environs, was graduated from Stanford University in 1965, and in 1968 received a J.D. from Yale Law School. Following two years in the U.S. Army, including a tour in Vietnam assigned to the Staff Judge Advocate, Tom practiced law at the New York City law firm of Debevoise and Plimpton. In 1976, he accepted a position in the law department of Cleveland-based TRW. While at TRW, he attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Tom filled positions of increasing responsibility at TRW and, in 1995, he was recruited to Goodyear in Akron as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Tom retired from Goodyear in November 2009. He is a trustee of Hiram College, the Cleveland Institute of Music and the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education. He is also a director of Cedar Fair, a New York Stock Exchange-traded company which owns and manages amusement parks and hotels in the United States and Canada.