Tom Kaiden is the chief operating officer of Visit Alexandria, responsible for strategy, research, partnerships, finance, and administration. Prior to joining Visit Alexandria, Tom led the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, the marketing, research, and advocacy association for 300 regional cultural organizations, serving as president (2010-2013) and chief operating officer (2001-2010). Before joining the Cultural Alliance, Tom was the executive director of the Stowe (Vermont) Area Association, where he helped grow four-season revenue at the "Ski Capital of the East" to the point where summer and fall outpaced winter.
Tom holds an MBA from Cornell University and a BA in economics from the University of Connecticut. Tom is a contributor to ATD's
Work the Problem: How Experts Tackle Workplace Challenges
published in 2018. He and his wife, Sue, are parents to two grown children, Andy and Claire, and a cheerful Labrador retriever that refuses to swim or retrieve.