Tom Scarangello

What they do: Chairman & CEO
Where they do it: Thornton Tomasetti
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

Tom Scarangello leads the strategic direction and oversight of the firm while also being highly engaged with clients, projects and staff development. He has more than 35 years of experience in the structural engineering of a wide variety of building types, from long-span sports and entertainment arenas and stadiums to high-rise commercial and mixed-use buildings. 

Tom has also led Thornton Tomasetti into the forefront of project delivery services and engineering technologies for building analysis, design and construction. When he became chairman in 2008, he oversaw the development of the firm’s strategic plan for growth and innovation in areas such as building information modeling and integrated project delivery. More recently, he has been instrumental in development of TTWiiN, the firm’s innovation accelerator, and CORE, its internal technology incubator. 

A spirit of mentorship – both professionally and personally – lies at the core of Tom’s role as CEO and chairman, from providing inspiration to bright, young engineers, to challenging the leadership team to push the boundaries to better serve our clients and the industry. He tells young engineers and his colleagues that it’s hard to lose passion for what you truly love doing. 

Tom served as chairman of the New York Building Congress, 2014-2016. He is active in numerous philanthropies and serves as a trustee of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.