Chief Executive Officer
(203) 346-2607 ext. 7283
Thomas (“Tommy”) has been the CEO of the Naugatuck Valley Regional Development Corporation (NVRDC) since October 2020. As head of NVRDC, he has focused on attracting new developments and businesses to the region including a large scale, first-mile distribution center for Amazon. In addition to this role, Tommy also serves as the Interim Director of the Waterbury Development Corporation (WDC), a quasi-public entity that oversees the City of Waterbury’s construction and project management, loan portfolio, grant writing, and blight & housing relocation services. Prior to that, Tommy worked as Director of Government Affairs and Special Projects at the State of Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). In this role, he focused on passing new legislation that reshaped the agency's incentive structure for recruiting and retaining businesses. In addition, Tommy was an integral part of the COVID response team where he led the State’s efforts to re-open businesses. Tommy has held several high-level governmental and political positions throughout his career including State Director of Connecticut during the 2016 presidential campaign and Special Assistant to Governor Dannel P. Malloy. Tommy received his undergraduate degree in political science from Trinity College and his MBA from UCONN School of Business.