Thomas Heymann

President & Executive Director

Tom has been part of Sepsis Alliance since 2007, serving as a consultant, board member, and now President and Executive Director. Tom has led Sepsis Alliance to consecutive years of growth including the organization’s drive to increase sepsis awareness from 19% to 58% and the expansion of sepsis.org to a site serving more than 2.5 million patients, family members, care givers and medical professionals each year.

Tom has senior business development and operating experience in the commercial and not for profit sectors. He served as Chief Operating Officer at Little Kids Rock, the country’s largest free instrumental music charity, and as Executive Director at Young Audiences New York. He currently serves as an advisory board member of the Canadian Sepsis Foundation.

Tom has also held senior management roles at major media companies including; A&E Television Networks and Lorimar Entertainment. Tom was the first General Manager of The Biography Channel where he led the channel to six years of growth and expansion, and received an Emmy for Biography: The Google Boys. He also launched and headed A&E’s Interactive, Publishing, and Consumer Products Divisions as Sr. Vice President/General Manager.

Tom created and wrote six books with Random House concerning demographic and popular culture in the United States (On an Average Day…), the former Soviet Union and Japan. He is also the inventor of the children’s board game; The Baby Panda Game. Tom earned his MBA in Marketing from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and graduated from Northwestern University with a BS in Communication.