Tom Waters, President & CEO
Tom Waters, longtime local philanthropy leader, became President and CEO of Easterseals Southwest Florida in October 2014. Tom brings significant experience in nonprofit management, fundraising and community partnerships to Easterseals.
Prior to running Easterseals, Tom was the Chief Advancement Officer at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium. He was responsible for leading the laboratory and aquarium’s 2020 Vision and Strategic Plan. Tom was also responsible for heading the organization’s fundraising efforts.
In addition, Tom has held leadership positions at nonprofits including Mile High United Way in Denver, Colorado and Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
As President and CEO of Easterseals, Tom is leading one of Southwest Florida’s oldest and most successful nonprofits serving children, teens and adults with developmental disabilities.