Phone: +1 703-506-3260
Tom Gibson founded Coulter Companies (now MCI USA) to ignite a core objective … to help people and organizations do both well and good. Over its 25+ year history, Coulter Companies grew to more than 100 accomplished professionals spread over two distinct business units and five divisions, including industry-leading business units serving both associations and corporations.
Gibson now serves as the CEO of MCI USA, responsible for strategies which expand MCI’s growth and reach. While the scope of Gibson’s responsibilities have changed, the philosophical objective is as it has always been … to serve as a catalyst for clients and colleagues alike in pursuit of their true potential while perpetuating a corporate ethos with people, passion and performance as its core values.
Prior to launching Coulter Companies, Gibson served as a senior executive for the Competitive Telecommunications Association (CompTel), a prominent telecommunications industry trade association. Under Gibson's leadership, CompTel emerged as the voice of a vibrant, high growth industry sector as well as an influential policy advocate for the creation and implementation of a competitive business model.
A Florida native, Gibson is an honors graduate of Duke University, with post-graduate work completed at The George Washington University. Gibson currently serves on an array of influential nonprofit and corporate boards.
Gibson and his wife Suzanne reside in Great Falls, Virginia and are new empty nesters with their triplet daughters now away at three different colleges.
Tom’s areas of expertise:
- Strategies enabling clients to do both well and good
- Instilling and driving an enterprise-wide culture of creativity and innovation
- Delivering on the corporate ethos of integrity, client-centricity and passion for making a difference
Now, here's the backstory on Tom…
First car: 1969 Ford Galaxy 500 nicknamed “the green stink” … it got about 6 blocks on a gallon of gas.
App I can’t live without: FlightTracker Pro.
Favorite guilty pleasure: While not altogether guilty, it’s spending early hours of Saturday mornings catching up on reporting from the Washington Post, New York Times and National Public Radio, along with long-form journalism (thank you Vanity Fair and Atlantic), all on iPad apps. When coupled with a stellar cup of coffee, it defines serene.
Three publications I’d recommend for anyone who does what I do: The Stanford Journal of Social Innovation (incredible thought leadership which I believe is applicable to both associations and corporations), a subscription to Texture (essentially an aggregator of the both serious and completely unserious magazines) and of course, curated news feeds from sources inside and outside the United States (you can’t fake global … you have to LIVE and LEARN global).
Advice I would give my “younger self”: Eyes open, mouth shut.
How my life has changed since we joined MCI: My personal motto “You can’t grow if you don’t stretch” is my life at MCI, making each day both a teaching and learning opportunity.
At the end of the day…: I don’t want the day to end.