Tom Waldeck, Emeritus
Tom Waldeck has been Executive Director (and now President and CEO) of Keep Phoenix Beautiful (KPB) since January 2008. Prior to his position at KPB, he was Operations Director at the 1,000-member Tempe Chamber of Commerce. He graduated from the U.S. Chamber Institute of Organization Management and Loyola University Chicago.
Prior to his move to Phoenix in 2002, he was Executive Director of the Chamber of Commerce in the Wrigley Field-area of Chicago, and was a small business owner for more than 20 years. Tom is a member of the Board of Directors of Keep America Beautiful, Arizona Recycling Coalition, Arizona Community Trees Council and Tigermountain Foundation, a community garden project is south Phoenix.
Tom is also an avid runner, completing his 27th marathon in Boston on April 16, 2015. He comes from a family of eight children spread out all across the country. Tom and his wife Nancy live at the base of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona, where you can usually find him on weekends running the trails.