Tom Clark is the owner and president of Tom Clark Consulting, a government affairs and communications strategies firm that represents a variety of interests including renewable energy, energy, technology, computer software and emergency medical services. Tom specializes in federal, state and local government lobbying and public relations in the Western states and Washington D.C. Tom Clark Consulting currently advocates on behalf of clients such as Energy Nevada LLC, Computer Associates, Sempra Energy Resources, the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), and Black Rock City, LLC.
In his 15 years in politics, Tom has worked on issues ranging from gaming and insurance regulation to agricultural development for rural farmers. While government affairs director for R&R Partners - which has offices in Reno, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Salt Lake City - Tom represented clients in the local and state political environments, managed public opinion and political campaigns, and provided public relations services and support. His clients have included the Nevada Resort Association, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Sprint, Kennecott minerals, Del Webb Corp., Sierra Pacific Power Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Andre Agassi Foundation.
Tom left R&R in 2000 to start his first lobbying firm Syndetic Partners LLC, with his friend and Reno venture capitalist, Robb Smith. Syndetic Partners quickly took on a variety of clients, but largely focused on gaming interests. Tom played a critical role in advising several Northern Nevada casino properties embroiled in a dispute with city officials and other casino owners over construction of an events center. Syndetic Partners continues today on a limited basis.
In 2002, Tom was asked to bring his government affairs expertise to KPS3, where he was a partner and part owner of the 20-member advertising, public relations and marketing agency. There, Tom expanded the company's client base to include renewable energy and technology companies and demonstrated to existing clients the importance of government affairs as part of the overall brand and advertising strategy.
When KPS3 reorganized itself in December 2003, Tom took advantage of the opportunity to return to working on his own and started Tom Clark Consulting.
Tom is also active in many local and statewide political campaigns. Before becoming a lobbyist and political advisor, Tom was the executive secretary for former Nevada Gov. Bob Miller.