entrepreneur profiles: Tom Knox
Tom Knox has dedicated his life to helping seniors after watching his beloved grandparents suffer needlessly in their senior years, and the family burdened with their care. He vowed to Change the Way America Ages, and to help others avoid the overwhelming pitfalls of caring for loved ones and navigating the Long Term Care system and medical maze.
Tom and his organizations have helped thousands of families. He has been an owner of two successful healthcare service providers and is a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors. He has testified before the Government Reform Committee of the US Congress and was appointed by the Virginia Governor to serve on the Commonwealth of Virginia Council on Human Rights, which protects citizens against age and race based discrimination.
He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Regent University. Tom has also been a board member of two prominent senior advocacy groups - the Alzheimer’s Association and Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia, as well as the William Tyndale College, Boards of Trustees. In 2002, Tom was named Chairman of We Care America, a Washington D.C.-based non-profit organization providing funding and resources to faith based organizations helping families and seniors nationwide. He is a member of the Leadership Hampton Roads Class of 2002. Seniorcorp has over 200 employees and has developed new services and technologies that will help families nationwide.
Tom attended Allegheny College, George Mason University and Oxford University in England. Upon graduation, Tom worked in the Japanese school system and then joined international Real Estate Company in Tokyo, Japan. Before entering the healthcare field, Tom served as the Director of Sales and Operations for DISHNETWORK and then as the Senior Vice President for the Christian Broadcasting Network. Tom and his wife have 4 children and reside in Norfolk, VA.