In his role as partner in Michael Best Strategies’ Washington, D.C. office, Tom utilizes his expertise in legislative and executive processes to advance client interests through development and implementation of political, legislative, and public affairs strategies.
Prior to joining Strategies, Tom served as vice president of government and industry affairs at Sheehan Family Companies, a national beverage distribution company. There, he developed and executed strategies surrounding the company’s business practices, managed tracking of relevant policy activity for 15 state legislatures and Washington, D.C., and managed relationships and communication with industry leaders, legislators, and elected officials.
He was previously chief of staff and committee professional staff member for Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., overseeing the Washington, D.C. and district offices, supervising legislative, political, communications, and campaign strategies, and advising the congressman on all aspects of office policy. In this role, Tom designed the approved 2000 Wisconsin congressional redistricting plan. While working with Congressman Sensenbrenner, he also served as district director and scheduler.