Tom Glaser is president of the American-Israel Chamber of Commerce, Southeast Region (AICC). In this position, he is responsible for all activities of the organization which he has led since its founding in 1992. He has many years experience working with U.S. and Israeli start-up companies in the areas of high-tech, biotechnology and communications.
Tom is one of the Southeast’s most experienced and highly regarded leaders in the field of economic development. He has spent more than 25 years working with chamber of commerce organizations and is an expert in the areas of business development, international business and building profitable international business relationships. For 13 years prior to AICC, Tom was a chamber of commerce executive in Georgia, serving first as administrative vice president for the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and later as president of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce. In these positions, he led the business communities’ progressive programs in support of community development, and attracted a number of new industries, including international companies.
Tom is currently co-chairman of the Association of America-Israel Chambers of Commerce, a working coalition of Israel economic development organizations in the US. He has also served on the boards of directors of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Executives Association, Southeastern Software Association, and Technology Association of Georgia. He and his wife, Connie, received American ORT’s Visionaries Award in 2001. He is an honors graduate of the University of Michigan.