Thomas G. Gates
Tom Gates graduated from the University of South Florida and is President of TGGates & Associates, LLC. Mr. Gates is a United States Air Force veteran who served two combat tours in Southeast Asia during Vietnam. His eight years of military service was followed by a career in the FBI, retiring in 1996. Mr. Gates’ experience includes high pressure management roles, implementation of new use of operating systems, program and certified project manager with IT production. He is also recognized as a Subject Matter Expert in Homeland Security matters and Fusion Center development and training. As a contractor, he managed DOD analysis projects.
Mr. Gates is a member of the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame as well as on the Board of Directors of the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame Society. He has received honors at the University of South Florida which include: Veteran of the Year; Veteran’s Hall of Honor; recipient of the Donald A. Gifford Alumni Service Award; a consulting member of the Pat Tillman Scholarship Selection Committee. He is a member of the Executive Board of Directors for the nonprofit ART International Accelerated Resolution Therapy Training and Research. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Copperheads Charities located in Clearwater, Florida. Mr. Gates is a recipient of the Patriot Award, the highest award given by the, United States Special Operations Command Care Coalition. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Birdies for the Brave Tampa Bay Foundation which is associated with the PGA Tour.