Thomas Scanlon

Thomas Scanlon is the founder and president of Benchmarks, Inc., a consulting firm that has created and implemented social development programs in the U.S., Latin America, and China. He was among the first young Americans to serve overseas in the Peace Corps, about which he published an acclaimed book, Waiting for the Snow. Scanlon is a graduate of Notre Dame, and he holds a Master of Philosophy from the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Law and Government from Columbia University. He was the longest-serving board chair in the Public Welfare Foundation’s history, and his tenure on the board included serving on nearly all of the Foundation’s committees.