Tom Freeman is a government relations advisor, representing the firm's clients before the Minnesota Legislature, state government agencies and local units of government. He has represented businesses, nonprofit organizations, and trade and professional associations before the Minnesota Legislature, state agencies and local units of government.
A representative sample of the clients for whom Tom has provided government relations services and the issues in which he has been involved include:
- ArcelorMittal — Mining regulatory issues
- American Chemistry Council — Chemical regulation
- American Cleaning Institute — Chemical regulation
- Crescent Cove — Pediatric Respite, Hospice and Palliative Care Issues
- Delta Airlines — Corporate tax, employment and regulatory issues
- EI duPont de Nemours & Co. — Chemical regulation and agriculture issues
- IBM Corporation — Government procurement and business issues
- Livenation — Entertainment ticket regulation
- Mayo Clinic — Business and employment issues
- Medical Transportation Management — State and county contract issues
- Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge — Addiction treatment
- Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association — Law enforcement issues
- Minnesota Private College Council — Financial aid
- National Associate of Office and Industrial Properties — Commercial industrial property taxes
- Prime Therapeutics — Pharmacy audit procedures
- Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community — Tribal sovereignty and Indian gaming
- Stogies on Grand — Premium cigar tax issues
- Target Corporation — Corporate tax, employment and regulatory issues
- Total Wine and More — Liquor licenses
- Unimin — Silica sand mining, regulatory issues
As deputy political director for Minnesota's House Republican Campaign Committee (HRCC) in 2012, Tom managed day-to-day operations for 30 targeted House races and 21 staff members. His role also included recruitment, direct mail, radio, targeted door knocking, precinct analysis, debate preparation and fundraising.
Previously, Tom was committee administrator for the Minnesota Redistricting Committee in 2011-12. As the lead staff member, he was responsible for creating and redrawing legislative and congressional district boundaries. Tom also assisted in the passage of the legislative and congressional district plans. During that time, he also was the committee administrator for the Capital Investment Committee, which passed the first state investment in restoring the Minnesota State Capitol among other important infrastructure projects of statewide significance.
While earning a bachelor's degree in political science from St. John's University, Tom was a four-year player on the school's varsity hockey team.
- St. John's University — Dean's Council Committee, 2004-05; Varsity Hockey, 2004-08 (Most Improved Player, 2007-08, and Assistant Captain, 2007-08)
- St. John's University — J-Club (Board Member), Class Committee and Young Fellows
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Minnesota Police Chief, July 2016