About Tom McKone
Tom and his wife Olivia have been married for 35 years and have two grown children (Amelia and Tom) and two grandchildren (Abagail and Tommy). Tom graduated from the College of the Holy Cross where he is a member of the President’s Council and Alumni Admissions Committee as well as serving as a Class Agent. He is a Eucharistic Minister and the Grand Knight of the Knights Columbus at Saint Ignatius of the Antioch in Tarpon Springs where he attends Daily Mass and is a member of the finance council.
Professionally Tom is President of Healthcare Recruiters International of Central Florida. HCRI is an executive recruitment firm specializing in the placement of Healthcare sales marketing and Hospital professionals.
Prominent Elected Official
Tom has served faithfully as a member of the East Lake Special Fire Control District Commission since 2004 and currently serves as Vice Chairman.
In his position on the Commission, Tom has consistently fought to contain costs while still providing the best fire service in Pinellas County. It is because of these efforts that the East Lake millage rate has decreased and remains one of the lowest in Pinellas County.
Active Community Service
- Knights of Columbus - Grand Knight and a 4th Degree Knight at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church (Tarpon Springs)and the Father Farrell Assembly in Holiday.
- Eucharistic Minister and member of Parish Finance Council
- Founding Trustee of the Firefighters Pension Plan
- Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors- Treasurer
- East Lake Community Library (past Chairman)
- Veteran Coordinator for the Knights of Columbus District 27 which stretches from Tarpon Springs to Port Richey.
Honorary Awards and Distinctions
- East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District- Certificate of Appreciation (2004)
- Knights of Columbus- Knight of the Year Award (2007-2008 and 2008-2009
- Knights of Columbus- Certificate of Merit (2008)
- Knights of Columbus- Certificate of Appreciation (2009)
- City of Tarpon Springs- Dedicated Friend of Recreation Certificate (2009)
- Portuguese American Cultural Association
- Museum of Fine Arts Saint Petersburg
- The John and Mable Ringling Art Museum