Col. Tom Manion (Ret.)
Business and Information Technology Executive, Johnson & Johnson
A Philadelphia native, Col. Thomas (Tom) Manion joined the Marine Corps following his graduation from Widener University. Tom served as a Marine for thirty years, eleven on active duty and nineteen in the reserves; during that time, he also earned a Master’s Degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. He retired from the Marines in 2008.
After ending his active duty service, Tom began consulting for Fortune 500 companies and then, in 1990, began a successful career as a business and information technology executive at Johnson & Johnson. Through the years, he has held various leadership roles within the company, and has built a reputation for delivering results. Tom is known for his abilities of building high performing teams and bringing people together to solve problems. He has worked within the community and around the country to galvanize and inspire people around him to convey a sense of sacrifice and public service in all that they do.
Tom and his wife, Janet, moved to Bucks County in 1990, where they raised their children, Ryan and Travis. After graduating in 2004 from the United States Naval Academy, Travis joined the Marines and, in April 2007, at the age of 26, gave his life in service of his country. Tom and Janet went on to start the Travis Manion Foundation, which helps military veterans and their families and honors those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Tom is currently Chairman Emeritus of the Foundation. Janet passed away in April 2012; in September 2013, DelVal formally dedicated the Janet Manion Military and Veterans Center, which is named in her honor.
Tom lives in Doylestown and enjoys spending time with Ryan and her family.