Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President, Tom Kern provides oversight and support for all technical programs, business development activities, legislative initiatives, meeting planning, member sales and service, and communications. He also assists ITS America’s President and CEO and Board of Directors regarding matters of corporate governance. In addition, Tom is responsible for the effective operations of ITS America by providing day-to-day guidance to senior staff; including program development, execution and resource allocation; and managing the implementation of ITS America’s strategic plan.
Prior to joining ITS America, Tom was a senior associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, overseeing knowledge management and organizational learning. He previously served as deputy executive vice president of the American Consulting Engineers Council, the executive director of its Research Foundation, program manager for American Management Systems, Inc., and as a public servant in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
He holds a BA in Government and Economics from Georgetown University, earned his MPA from the London School of Economics, and attended Oxford University where he did graduate work in the Department of Politics.