Thomas Bogart is a native Tucsonan who is driven to make a difference in the community. Through positive engagement, he creates environments and relationships that add value. Early in his career, Thomas spent much of his time working with the most disadvantaged populations in Arizona. While working at the University of Arizona, he contributed to human-subject research in the areas of education, drug/alcohol dependence, and homelessness. Over the last 15 years, Thomas concentrated his efforts on improving economic development systems in Arizona through Career and Technical Education. He currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Pima County JTED (Joint Technical Education District). In this role he improves the district’s operational capacity to offer purposeful learning opportunities to the students of Southern Arizona.