Tom Hawley is Vice President of Operations at GIA Publications, Inc. He is a CPA and received his Bachelors in Accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked in Public Accounting for seven years where GIA was one of his first clients. From 1995 to 1997, he worked as an Accounting Software consultant until he came to work for GIA.
He is the Principle String Bassist with the Southwest Symphony Orchestra in the suburban Chicago area and has an active string quartet that plays for weddings, etc. In addition, he is Treasurer of the Blue Island Arts Alliance and serves as Treasurer for the Board of Directors of the American Catholic Publishers and Executive Treasurer of the Feierabend Association for Music Education. He is also an Alderman for the City of Blue Island where he was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem and serves on the Community Development and Judiciary Committees. He is currently running for Treasurer of the City of Blue Island.