Mr. Thomas Wood-Immediate Past Chair
Originally from Ohio, Tom graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in Economics in 1982, and a law degree in 1985. Upon graduation from law school, Tom joined the law firm of Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP in Toledo, Ohio.
He was elected partner in the firm’s litigation practice group in 1993, and transferred to the firm’s Tampa, Florida office in 1994. His areas of practice include all aspects of complex commercial litigation, and he has extensive experience both litigating for and consulting with businesses and financial institutions on a wide variety of legal issues including residential and commercial foreclosures, all aspects of real property litigation and disputes, lender liability claims, unfair competition claims, drafting and enforcement of covenants not to compete, trade secret disputes, shareholder disputes, contract claims, insurance coverage issues, and employment disputes.
Tom currently serves as Chair of the MacDonald Training Center, Inc. Board of Directors, and has previously served as Chairman of the Board from 2007-2009. Prior to serving on the MTC board, Tom served on and acted as Chairman of the MacDonald Training Center Properties, Inc. Board of Directors Tom has previously served on the Board of Directors for The Hillel School of Tampa, Inc., the Board of Trustees for Congregation Schaarai Zedek, and is a graduate of the 2001Leadership Tampa class.
Tom and his wife Donna, along with their children, Mallory and Seth, and their two golden retrievers, reside in Carrollwood Village.