Tom Mosgaller

Tom Mosgaller, M.S., has over 25 years of experience in organizational and community development as a manager, teacher, and consultant to the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Tom’s passion lies in assisting communities, organizations, and individuals to come together to create great places to work, learn, and grow. Tom served as the City of Madison’s Director of Organizational Development and Training for thirteen years. During his tenure, the City of Madison’s Quality Management work received worldwide recognition as a pioneering effort and was recognized by the American Society for Quality (ASQ). In 2000 he was recruited to join Marshall Erdman & Associates as Vice President of Organizational Development and Human Resources. At Erdman he provided leadership for human resources, quality management, organizational development, and corporate training and development. In 2006 Tom joined the staff NIATx as Director of Change Management. A division of CHESS (Center for Health Enhancement Systems Support) in the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, NIATx works to improve the delivery of community-based health services, including drug/alcohol treatment, mental health, and other related services. He is past President and Chairman of the Board of the American Society for Quality and has served as a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award examiner and judge for the Wisconsin Forward Award. In addition, Tom has served as adjunct faculty for the University of Wisconsin School of Business - Management Institute, Northwestern University’s Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) Institute, and the McLaren School of Business of the University of San Francisco. Tom serves as a board member of the National Public Health Foundation and the Wisconsin Driftless Area Cooperative. Tom began his career as a community organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) Saul Alinsky Institute, where he worked with local communities in building broad based citizen organizations in both urban and rural areas of the U.S. This experience, combined with his private and public sector leadership experience and academic credentials, make Tom Mosgaller uniquely qualified to address issues of organizational change. Tom has a master’s degree from Notre Dame School of Business specializing in the area of human and process management, along with a Certificate in Strategic Human Resource Management from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and a Certificate in Fiscal Management from the Wisconsin School of Business. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.

Working in the Gap to Enhance Citizen Productivity

Conversation with Tom Mosgaller John, Peter, special guest Tom Mosgaller and others from the front lines of community work talk  about different ways people working in the “gap” can enable systems to shift from needs to gifts so that institutions...

Working in the Gap

Often, when you get together with a group of people interested in Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD), you find a conversation about the gifts of individuals and what communities can do for themselves. But what about institutions? Institutions have been...