After working 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry in senior management including the opportunity of being a co-founders of Glaxo, now known as GlaxoSmithKline, a pharmaceutical company based in North Carolina, he retired in 1991 and formed his own company, Wilmington Quality Associates. With Bachelor’s Degrees in chemistry and mathematics from Muskingum University and an MBA in marketing from Xavier University, he specializes in successful business management implementation. His focus is helping companies improve competitive performance by teaching effective leadership skills, improving company image, developing highly motivated employees and creating delighted customers. He has been Chairman of The Board for a North Carolina Bank and speaks to 10-15 conventions and educational conferences a year as a keynote speaker and breakout session presenter on business management topics. Tom has written several nationally published novels, including a high adventure mystery novel called Incident at Cat Island; an international mystery thriller called The Andros Connection; and a foreign intrigue crime thriller called Appointment at Crooked Island. He is a licensed pilot, a retired Commander in the US Navy, an accomplished recorder player, and has sailed a 38-foot ketch across the Atlantic to Europe. And just to keep him off the streets, he currently lives on a farm in eastern Tennessee where he raises llamas.