Born and raised in North Carolina, one of Thom’s roles at SLLF is to translate for President Lakis when he goes south of the Mason-Dixon Line! For more than twenty years, Thom has served as SLLF’s Director of Curriculum Development and Research where he has coordinated programs on everything from biotechnology to crisis management. He has also written case studies on state legislative leadership in states from Alabama to Ohio.
When not watching college basketball (that is required for those born in NC), Thom teaches at UNC-Greensboro and the Institute of Political Leadership. He and wife Catherine are recent empty nesters as daughter Virginia is a new middle school teacher (pray hard) and daughter Rebecca is a Virginia Cavalier. Go Hoos!