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Tom McQueen Biography

Tom McQueen is a corporate and executive business coach, marriage and family therapist, award-winning author, and inspirational speaker. Tom McQueen serves as the Brand Development Executive at the Dimmitt Automotive Group and was elected as a Commissioner for the East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District in Palm Harbor, FL.


Early in his career, Tom served as a presidential advisor on core values and family culture when he was appointed by the president of the United States to participate in the White House Conference on Children & Youth. In addition, Tom received national attention for a program he created in Albany, New York’s inner city to assist children and families in that community.


When abortion clinic violence paralyzed the city of Pensacola, Florida, then Mayor John Fogg solicited Tom’s expertise and support to identify and integrate a program of core values within the community as reported by the Pensacola News Journal newspaper. In the same city, he worked with Gulf Power Company to design and implement a core ethics and compliance program for their entire workforce.


In the healthcare industry, Tom collaborated with the nine-hospital BayCare Health System in the Tampa Bay area to implement a coaching process for over 600 managers. As a part of that project, he authored BayCare Coaching: Helping Our Team Members Learn, Grow, & Develop. Tom also partnered with Halifax Hospital in Daytona Beach, Florida to design and implement a corporate ethics and compliance program for their staff.


In the sports market, the St. Petersburg Times newspaper (now the Tampa Bay Times) reported on Tom’s work with the Tampa Bay Rays who were ranked last in major league baseball in the category of a “fan-friendly environment.” Two years after he and Jose Tavarez of the Rays collaborated on a process for improving performance in the fan experience area, the franchise moved from last to #3 in all of major league baseball.


Tom served as a Lead Trainer for Chrysler Corporation’s Customer One initiative and was designated to coach a team of consultants that conducted workshops for Chrysler dealership personnel across the country. Tom also served for fifteen years as a Facilitator for General Motors’ Standards for Excellence program and in 2011 was responsible for coaching a team of fourteen consultants who served over 300 dealerships in the southeast region of the United States.


For the Penske Automotive Group in Bloomfield Hills, MI, Tom was engaged to develop a leadership training and coaching program that would be rolled out to their national and international operations.


As a sought-after speaker, Tom has presented workshops and seminars throughout the United States and Canada. He has delivered keynote addresses for several groups including, among others, the National Convention for Marriage Encounter Canada in St. John’s, New Foundland. He served as Co-facilitator for the Disney Institute in Orlando, Florida on five different occasions as a part of a customer experience initiative for General Motors and their dealers.


Giving back to the community is the hallmark of Tom McQueen’s life and work. From coaching Little League baseball for over ten years in the Palm Harbor, Florida recreational leagues to volunteering as an assistant varsity baseball coach at Lakeside Christian High School in Clearwater, Tom’s latest ministry is serving as the Founder of LegacyNationUSA as well as the president of the not-for-profit American Family Foundation. He is also a member of Leadership Pinellas.


Tom’s best-selling book, Letters to Ethan: A Grandfather’s Legacy of Life & Love, was the recipient of numerous book awards including the Angel Award and the Silver Nautilus Book Award. Dick Vitale of ESPN, in speaking about Letters to Ethan said, “This book is AWESOME, baby!” In 2012, McQueen co-authored, Servant Hearts: The Legacy of the Dimmitt Automotive Group with Richard R. Dimmitt and that book was awarded an Indie Excellence Award.


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