Following 23 years of success working with landmark companies including Proctor and Gamble, Union Carbide, and Donaldson Corporation, Tom decided to explore his dream of launching a business that would blend his pride in his Mexican heritage with his Hoosier roots.
His goal was to build a bridge between the Indianapolis business community and the growing Hispanic population, and in 2003 that dream became a reality with Morales Group, Inc. (MGI), where Tom is the CEO and Co-Founder.
In addition to his leadership role at Morales Group, Tom currently serves on the boards of Elevate Indy, YWAM, and IU Cancer Center Development Board. He has also served on the boards of the Immigrant Welcome Center, The Boy Scouts (Crossroads of America), and the St. Francis Foundation.
Tom was also a Commissioner of the Metropolitan Development Commission and was appointed by Gov. Daniels as a commissioner of the State Student Assistance Commission (SSAC). In addition, he lectures all over the country on immigration issues and is a passionate advocate for the Hispanic community.
Tom is dedicated to God, family, and to creating and preserving a sense of community. After earning a degree in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, Tom married his high school sweetheart, Chris. They have been married for over 40 years and are the proud parents of 5 children.
2:50– A bit of my background
5:35– A little about the Morales Group
9:00– What type of companies do you work with?
12:52– Take us to one of the toughest parts in the journey and how did your faith specifically pull you through it.
23:07– What is one of the biggest mistakes you’ve made and how did you learn from it?
25:01– What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
26:30– A piece of encouragement
30:26– The 4:23 Question