Thomas G. Gates
Tom Gates graduated from the University of South Florida and is currently President of TGGates & Associates, LLC. Mr. Gates is a United States Air Force veteran who served two combat tours in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam Era. 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 consults for two corporate Board of Directors as well as being Chairman Emeritus of a 501(c)(3) Foundation. He also currently serves on the board of the Copperheads Charities, Inc. as well as three advisory committees at the University of South Florida.