Tom Salyers is CLASP's communications director. He brings over 25 years of experience, largely concentrated in nonprofits. He served for over 12 years at ZERO TO THREE, a national nonprofit focused on early childhood development, where he was director of communications and development. In addition, he ran his own consulting practice and offered his expertise to such well-respected nonprofits as Child Trends, Voices for Georgia's Children, DC Action for Children, and ZERO TO THREE. He is a skilled communicator with proven written and oral communication abilities. Mr. Salyers has published op-eds and letters to the editor (carrying both his own byline and those of his clients) in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, USA Today, LA Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Newsweek. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in journalism.