Project Description

Thomas P. McDevitt, President
The Washington Times

Tom McDevitt became President of The Washington Times (TWT) in March 2007 just prior to the company’s 25th anniversary. As chief executive officer, he is responsible for all aspects of the news and information for the company. He continues to lead TWT through an intensive period of strategic turnaround, national market alignment, and product line expansion.

Tom first joined TWT as a business director in 1994. He guided the launch of the National Weekly Edition which, in its first three years, gained a circulation of more than 100,000, with subscribers in all 50 states.

In 2001, as General Manager of TWT Magazine Division, Tom had overall business responsibility for four periodicals – Insight, World & I, National Weekly Edition, and Washington Golf Monthly. From 2000-2001, as director of a 50-state marketing network affiliated with the TWT National Weekly Edition, he designed and implemented a nationwide series of 88 “American Leadership Conference” two-day seminars, attracting more than 22,000 community leaders focused on the themes of freedom, faith and family.

Later, as TWT Marketing Director, Tom supervised market research, brand strategy, community relations, promotions, circulation, marketing, and business development. He then served as Vice President for TWT and special assistant to the President, responsible for corporate relations and strategic planning.

From 2005 – 2007, Tom served the Points of Light Foundation as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications. His areas of focus included promotion of corporate volunteer efforts in support of Hurricane Katrina relief, non-profit brand/marketing strategy, and nationwide marketing partnerships with the Walt Disney Company, Target, Ralph Lauren, and others in support of family volunteering and disaster relief.

In 2010, Tom also served as President of News World Media Development in a successful effort to re-acquire and develop a new media business plan and leadership team for The Washington Times.

Tom was a candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates in 1993, narrowly losing a hard-fought race against a four-term incumbent.

Tom graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Government, completed Six Sigma training through Villanova University, and courses in leadership and productivity with the Franklin Covey Company and David Allen. He lives in Fairfax, Virginia, and is the proud father of five sons. He practices Tai Chi in order to remain calm and golf to remain humble.