Exercise Planner, NA-81 Contract
Years of Experience in
Agencies Partnered With
Year Joined SummitET
Why I work at SummitET
Its commitment to providing top tier exercises and training to community partners, contributing to the social responsibility of community preparedness.
My work/research will make a difference in the world because
Actively reviewing and exercising plans increases the efficiency and effectiveness of a community’s ability to respond to and recover from an incident.
Three things you may not know about me
I spend my time playing a few instruments including the Highland Bagpipes;
Riding my motorcycle is the best way to end the workday.
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY
Master of Public Administration, 2017
B.S. Public Policy and Administration, 2015
- FEMA Professional Development Series
- FEMA Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 300, 400
- FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) 700, 800
- Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) L/K 0146, E/L050 Exercise Control and Simulation, E/L/K0139 Exercise Design and Development
As a Counterterrorism Exercise Planner for SummitET, Tom manages the development and execution of tabletop exercises and workshops for the Department of Energy. These exercises focus on community responses to radiological incidents, bringing in federal, state, and local partners.
Prior to joining SummitET, Tom worked in emergency management at the local and federal levels. Specifically, Tom has contracted at the Department of State in the Office of Emergency Management. There he worked on domestic facilities, national level, and National Security Council exercises. Additionally, Tom served as a Department of State Liaison Officer and Training Officer for activations of the National Response Coordination Center, to include the Covid-19 national response. Additionally, he has contracted in policy development for the Department of Homeland Security, Emergency Communication Preparedness Center. At the local level, Tom got his start working in an emergency management office at City of Harrisonburg Fire Department.