VP & Chief Procurement Officer, American Red Cross
Tom has led Procurement and Supply Chain transformations to better practice in three (3) diverse industries (manufacturing, consumer services and health care).
Tom holds an Executive M.B.A. from LSU and a B.S. degree in Production Operations and Supply Chain from Arizona State University.
He is certified by the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) as a Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) and by the Association for Operations Management (APICS) as Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM).
Tom is the Chief Procurement Officer for the American Red Cross, a $3 Billion humanitarian and biomedical organization. He is accountable for ensuring a safe, responsive, cost-effective and reliable supply chain for the Red Cross.
Prior to the Red Cross, Tom was Corporate Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer for Ministry Health Care and then Premier Health, both $2.5 Billion Health Care Systems and two of the largest health care systems in the United States. As an Executive Team member, Tom was accountable for mitigating risk and improving financial performance to enable improved patient care and patient affordability.
Lastly, Tom was Corporate Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer for Cendant/Travelport, a $4 Billion Global Consumer Services Company, and he held Global Executive roles at Royal Dutch Shell PLC, including Global Process Owner for Procurement for Shell’s Global Shared Services Company.
Tom is a Board Member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) and the Center for Advanced Procurement Studies (CAPS).