Tom Aposporos enjoys a dynamic life in business, public service and the arts.
In 1979, he was elected the youngest Mayor in the history of Poughkeepsie, New York and served an unprecedented four consecutive terms,
and since then has twice served as Acting Development Director responsible for planning, zoning and development functions.
He subsequently directed publicly traded banking companies for more than a decade and during a significant part of that time was
Chairman of the Board of Progressive Bank, Inc., a bank holding company that enjoyed a dramatic recovery and rise in shareholder
value during his tenure.
A licensed real estate broker in both Florida and New York, he began his real estate career in his native city, Poughkeepsie,
New York, in 1972, and continues to do business in New York as a sole proprietor broker. He received his Florida license in
1998 and is a broker associate with J Wood Realty. (Tom's business résumé is available on request.)
Tom has been involved in public life in Florida, chairing Anna Maria's Charter Review Commission twice and serving as a City Commissioner.
He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key (Florida) Chamber of Commerce from
2009 through 2012 and is credited with refocusing and rebranding the Chamber. During his tenure he was invited to join Longboat Key's
Revitalization Task Force and is still active with that entity.
Tom has extensive credits (résumé available on request) as a stage actor, has written and directed for the stage, and is experienced
as a voice talent, television and film actor. He is a founder of Theatre Odyssey, a
not-for-profit company that, among other theater projects, solicits and produces new works by emerging playwrights.
He is also a newspaper columnist for the Herald Tribune in Sarasota, Florida.