Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Thomas E. Hom is a community leader and philanthropist. He was the first Asian American elected to the San Diego City Council in 1962 as deputy mayor, and later served in the California State Assembly. Mr. Hom is also a successful entrepreneur, having been president of Tom Hom & Associates Realtors, Tom Hom Investment Corporation and chairman of The Tom Hom Group. He is also the founder of the Hom Family Foundation that has helped launch the Chinese Historical Museum. Mr. Hom serves on many community boards, including the board of San Diego Television, Inc., where he’s director and chairman, and BSD Bancorp as director and vice-chairman. Mr. Hom has also received numerous recognitions and awards, including the Center City Development Corporation (CCDC) Director's Award, Gaslamp Quarter Foundation Award and The Downtown Partners Association "Man of the Year."