Tom has served as a member of the USML Board of Advisors since 2016. Tom is the Chief Executive Officer of Great Lakes Advisors and an active member of the firm’s Management Committee, Operating Committee, Investment Committee, and Board of Directors. Prior to joining in 2006, Tom was Managing Director/Principal at Bear Stearns Asset Management, where he served the public fund and Taft-Hartley business groups. Prior to this, he co-founded Continental Investment Group, an institutional asset management marketing firm. Tom is a Trustee and serves as President of a suburban Illinois Police Pension Fund. He has also served as a committee member for The Annual Rerum Novarum Award and a Regional Board member of the American Ireland Fund.