Thomas A. Mudano
Tom joined AmSkills within months of the AmSkills initiative startup overseeing the implementation phase. He officially became the Executive Director in February, 2016, following a national search. Born and raised in the Tampa Bay area, Tom received a Bachelor’s Degree from Western Carolina University and began his career with the City of Clearwater in various positions where he designed programs for the disabled; managed the Long Center and other facilities; served as Technical Services Manager supervising training for 1,800+ employees; and created the City’s first Neighborhood Services Division. After a 15-year career with the City, Tom went on to become the Director of a $2.3 million non-profit organization; was an Owners’ Representative managing construction projects such as Florida’s first underground basement and solar/geothermal research facility; and owned a video marketing company which provided services to the German American Chamber of Commerce South, Florida Chapter, among others.
His unique blend of government, non-profit and business experience is helping him to lead the AmSkills initiative, bringing local government, schools, industry and the community together to provide real-life, hands-on training for our youth and young adults. He believes that if we focus on helping AmSkills Apprentice’s learn not only technical skills, but also soft skills and life skills, they will be in a better position to succeed in a long-term career and in life.