Tom Constand currently serves as President and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI), a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that functions as the primary conduit to resources between Michigan brain injury survivors, their families and the broad network of rehabilitative care facilities, programs and professionals across the state that serve them. Prior to assuming his role as President & CEO in October of 2016, Tom served as the BIAMI’s Vice President of Development and Marketing from 2013 to 2016, spearheading all strategic development and marketing communications planning and execution, including public relations, event marketing, fundraising, sponsorship solicitation and portfolio management.
Before joining the BIAMI, Tom was principal of StarrConstand Business Communication, a full-service marketing communications agency he co-founded in 2006 after leading his own public relations agency, Constand Communications Group, which he originally started in 2002 and whose first client was the BIAMI. In this capacity, Tom served as spokesperson and account director representing the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority and their recently completed $279 million dollar transformation of Detroit’s TCF Center (formerly Cobo Center.)
Prior to that, Tom served as an account manager with Franco Public Relations Group from 1996 through 2002. In 2000, Tom worked with the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Detroit Sports Commission, and the City of Detroit to assemble and present the region’s winning bid for Super Bowl XL, serving as executive producer and spearheading concept/theme development, script writing, speaker training, and overall project coordination. In 2003, Tom served in the same capacity for Detroit’s successful 2009 NCAA Men’s Basketball Final Four bid.
Tom currently serves as both an advisory board member and executive committee member of The Children’s Foundation (formerly the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation) and is chair of its Fundraising and Development Committee. He is a past board member of the Brain Injury Association of America from 2005 to 2010. He is also a past board member and board chair of the Boll Family YMCA in downtown Detroit from 2007 to 2012, and a recipient of the Boll YMCA’s 2009 Volunteer of the Year Award. In 2008, Tom received the Brain Injury Association of Michigan’s 2008 Community Service Award and was inducted into the Association’s Legacy Society as an honorary member.