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Thomas Griscom

Thomas Griscom

Career highlights

  • 40+ years in communications
    • Reporter at the Chattanooga Free Press
    • Press secretary, U.S. Sen. Howard Baker
    • Executive Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee
    • Senior Vice President, Powell-Tate Public Affairs
    • Assistant to the President for Communication & Planning, President Ronald Reagan
    • Chair of Excellence in Communication, UT-Chattanooga
    • Executive Vice President – worldwide external relations, R.J. Reynolds
    • Editor & Publisher, Chattanooga Times Free Press
    • Communication & Strategic Planning consultant
  • Education
    • Public school education, Hamilton County, TN
    • UT-Chattanooga, BA degree 1971 in English
  • Served in the U.S. Army 1972-1980, honorable discharge as Captain
  • Organizations
    • Member, Tennessee Board of Regents
    • Board chair, River City Company, Chattanooga
    • Past President, Chattanooga Rotary
    • Chair, UC Foundation
    • Board chair, Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
    • Chattanooga Library Board, Allied Arts of Chattanooga, Read20, WTCI, Chancellor’s Roundtable, Tennessee Aquarium, COMSAT, Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprises, Chattanooga Theatre Center
  • Recognitions
    • Outstanding Government Communicator (DC)
    • Outstanding Alumni (UT-Chattanooga)
    • President’s Council Service award (UT)

Married (Marion) with 3 children: Thomas, Patti, Will