Thom is the founder and CEO of Serafin & Associates, Inc.
Thom has created a unique space in the world of public affairs in Chicago and across Illinois where his counsel, strategic planning and crisis management skills are widely sought by businesses, government agencies, non-profits and the news media.
“We don’t use the word can’t at our firm,” says Serafin. “Our attitude is no client goal is out of reach of our fields of expertise.”
Because of his deep knowledge of the political landscape and his understanding of contemporary media, Thom appears regularly as an analyst on television and radio news; his high profile is an asset to his clients and the media alike. Thom is widely respected for his own journalism background and many years as a political consultant.
His expertise comes from years of hands-on experience, first as a network radio correspondent covering the Illinois capital, and later in the role of press secretary for several U.S. Senate campaigns and a presidential campaign. Thom has served on the staffs of U.S. Sen. Alan Dixon and U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and has advised some of the highest-profile policy makers in Illinois and the nation.