Tom Nguyen is the Senior Director of Corporate Relations for DePaul. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Iowa. Since moving to Chicago nearly 20 years ago, Tom has worked primarily in the non-profit sector as a development professional; his expertise is developing corporate sponsorships/partnerships with Fortune 500 companies. Prior to Tom’s career at DePaul, he worked at the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) for nearly ten years as Director of Resource Development; raising over $20 million in corporate funding during his tenure. When Tom began his career at DePaul four years ago, it was his first experience working in higher-education. By his second year, he helped secure a $9 million gift from one of the university’s top vendors that had never made a significant gift to the university. Tom attributes much of his success at DePaul and his growing knowledge of academic corporate relations to NACRO and all the wonderful connections he’s made at the national conference.