Tom Tarantino
Tom TarantinoSecretary and Director

Tom Tarantino served in the U.S. Army from 1997-2007 as both an enlisted Civil Affairs Specialist and an active duty Cavalry Officer with deployments to Bosnia (2000) and Iraq (2005).

After leaving the service, Tom joined the DC office of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), eventually serving as IAVA’s Chief Policy Officer where he oversaw IAVA’s legislative, research, and political departments. During that time, Tom was also a national media spokesperson for veterans’ issues, regularly appearing across TV, radio, and print.

Currently Tom works as a Senior Public Policy Manager for Twitter Inc., where he is responsible for U.S. state and city government relations at Twitter, manages the Political Action Committee (#PAC), and leads Twitter’s global crisis response program.