Thomas J. Sommer, MPP, CFRE

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Thomas J. Sommer, MPP, CFRE

Executive Director
Tom has a passion for bringing great ideas and great people together to affect change. He has spent nearly 20 years of his career as a change agent for nonprofits, governments and private businesses. While getting his Master of Public Policy from George Washington University in Washington D.C., Tom refined his approach to linking strong strategic planning with evidenced-based structured decision making and exceptional operational execution. It is with great enthusiasm and commitment to excellence that Tom will bring these skills and more to Leadership Oakland.

Tom lives in Rochester Hills with his wife Shani and two daughters Lily and Emma. Tom is currently on the Board of Directors of the Detroit Area Association of Fundraising Professionals and is the Chair of the Mentor Program. Tom and his family are members of Congregation Shir Tikvah in Troy, and although he has lived in six states, Tom calls Michigan his forever home. He enjoys playing ice hockey with his daughters, coaching softball in the spring and summer and learning something new every day.

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