Tom Adams is a national thought leader, speaker and trainer on leadership and leadership transition topics. He is the author of The Nonprofit Leadership Transition and Development Guide: Proven Paths for Leaders and Organizations, published by Jossey-Bass/Wiley; has extensively published articles in the Nonprofit Quarterly, the Stanford Journal for Social Innovation; and published three monographs. Prior to launching his consulting practice, Tom directed a five year national field research project for Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (now NeighborWorks America, a national organization in the community development field), focused on executive and board leadership changes in community-based nonprofit organizations. Earlier in his career, he was the first executive director of Neighborhood Housing Services of Baltimore. Tom received his BA from St. Mary’s Seminary and University and his MSW from the University of Maryland.