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Tom Pappas | Board Of Directors, prpl Foundation

Tom Pappas

What I do at Virtual:
I manage both the Accounting and Finance groups who service our clients.

Years of experience:
New to Virtual, 28 years industry experience

Past employment:
18 years in Boston media (radio, television and newspaper), 4 years in food distribution and retail, 6 years leading non-profit organizations

Education:
M.S., Accountancy, Southern New Hampshire University
B.S., Business Administration, University of New Hampshire

Favorite client story:
I was assisting a former client, who was a small non-profit, resubmit six years of 990s that not only had errors, but had been filed with the state and never filed with the IRS. By correcting all of the 990s and submitting them to the IRS, we were able to have all fines and penalties rescinded.

Hidden talent:
If I see a phone number a couple of times it tends to stay with me, as do names.

What I do for fun:
Coach my children’s sports teams, golf and ski.

I can’t live without:
My family, they keep me grounded.

Important life lesson:
Always be respectful of others.

Key to success:
Hard work, dedication and perseverance.

Community involvement:
Coach middle school boys basketball, local AAU Basketball, CYO Basketball and Peabody Youth Football.

Favorite movie, book, food, music/band/song:
Hoosiers
Any book by David Baldacci or Vince Flynn
Pizza
I grew up in the 80s, so anything by Springsteen, Journey, etc.

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