Thomas Gailey, President

Tom GaileyTom got a very early start in the communications business when he pulled double duty playing grade school football in Philadelphia and writing about it for the neighborhood weekly, the Southwest Globe Times. He hasn’t looked back.

He brings 25 years of marketing and communications success to Gailey Murray. Tom is a big picture thinker who is equally adept at counseling a Fortune 500 CEO and hitting the keyboard for an attention-getting press release. In his career, he has helped preserve reputations, complete deals, launch products, elect candidates and enact legislation.

Tom was a senior vice president at Tierney Communications before co-founding GaileyMurray. He led several major accounts at the agency and was a key member of the issues and crisis management and media relations teams. He joined Tierney from the Gailey Group, LLC, a marketing communications firm he founded in 2000.

He served as vice president of communications for Suburban Cable during a period when it grew into one of the largest cable companies in the country. He managed internal and external affairs, including local, state and federal government relations. He also spent time in the government sector as the public information officer for Upper Merion Township.

Tom enjoyed his early brush with journalism so much he continued it after college when he was a reporter and copy editor at the Norristown Times Herald.

Tom has an MBA in Marketing from Temple University and a BA in Journalism from Penn State University.

When he’s not in the office, Tom might be found taking a run, on a field coaching one of his two daughters or taking in a sporting event. He is a member of the Board of Advisors of Penn State Brandywine. He is a former president of the Board of Directors of the Elmwood Park Zoo and former vice chairman of the Perkiomen Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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