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Tom Hanscom, Chair

Writer and Communications Consultant

Mr. Hanscom is a veteran of 30 years in public relations and advertising, where he performed for major for-profit and non-profit corporations in Southern California. His two decades with the Zoological Society of San Diego included promotion of the organization’s facilities as well as conservation work such as its California Condor Recovery Project. He is an expert in crisis communications, and has worked with all forms of media on local, national and international levels.

Mr. Hanscom has traveled professionally to 25 countries on seven continents, coordinating the work of writers and documentary crews. He has written freelance articles for newspapers and magazines, and has performed pro bono PR consultations for several local non-profits.