Tom Marshall

Tom Marshall is an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist with 35 years experience in television/radio news and programming, including nine years in Media Relations/Marketing with the State of California. He was selected from a field of nearly two thousand candidates as the 2001 State of California Public Information Officer of the Year.

Tom served as the Public Affairs Commander of the California Highway Patrol. While in this position he supervised Media Relations, Marketing and Public Relations and was Responsible for over $50 million in federal traffic safety grants.

Tom’s experience includes developing and executing educational and image campaigns, training officers and executives in how to deal with the news media, and managing cable and network TV projects, including a series on law enforcement and the California Highway Patrol. Tom and his staff won numerous international, national and regional marketing, publishing and media relations awards. Tom also served as Press Secretary for the California State Controller’s Office.

Tom’s career also includes serving as Deputy Secretary of the California Business, Transportation and Housing Agency where he supervised and advised on External Communications for 14 State of California departments including DMV, Caltrans, and departments regulating commerce, the real estate industry, HMOs and banking.

Tom’s career years includes work in radio and television reporting and investigative journalism in Kansas and California. During his broadcasting days he was the recipient of several national, regional and statewide awards including awards from the Associated Press, United Press International, The Best in the West, Radio-Television News Directors Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

Tom is a graduate of Northern Illinois University and was a Specialist Fifth Class in Personnel Management during the Vietnam War. He lives in San Clemente, California.

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