Tom Seddon joined The University of Cincinnati Foundation as Director, Corporation & Foundation Relations in November, 2011. He brings a great deal of development experience to the Foundation. He most recently served as Vice President for Development at Ashland University, providing leadership and management to the total advancement function at the University. The areas of responsibility included: advancement records; research and proposals; alumni & parents relations; annual giving, major gifts, capital campaigns and lifetime giving. He also served on the 10-member President’s Cabinet and have worked individually and collectively with the President and other Vice Presidents.
Tom’s work experiences include advancement and development leadership and responsibilities at Ashland University and Baldwin-Wallace College; capital campaign and construction coordination for Hospice of North Central Ohio; extensive foundation contacts and cultivation for the 16-county Fund for Our Economic Future in Northeast Ohio; management and development of a start-up business, NuPath Technologies, Ltd.; and management of bakery operations and an 18-state sales and marketing area for Archway Cookies, Inc.
His community involvement has been extensive. He held leadership positions with United Way of Ashland County and the Ashland Area Chamber of Commerce. Tom started the United Way PACESETTER program in 1982 and the program continues today, helping to make the annual campaigns successful. He also chaired the community strategic planning process twice in 1994-95 and 2009-11. Tom was the first chairman of the Ashland County Community Foundation and helped to start the organization. He also served on the local advisory boards for Huntington National Bank and FirstMerit Bank. Tom and his wife, Jackie, are actively involved in Crossroads Church.