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Panelist Biography

Thomas Foley

Deputy Director and Access to Assets Program Director
World Institute on Disability (WID)

Last Updated: October 13, 2017

Trained as a tax lawyer and financial planner, Mr. Foley leads WID’s business consulting, financial inclusion, and information technology access practice. After more than 30 years of experience in the disability community, Mr. Foley authored EQUITY, the first asset-building book for people with disabilities. He also serves on the Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Board and has been recognized by numerous organizations, including the Center for Economic Development (CFED), National Disability Institute (NDI), and Center for Financial Independence and Innovation (CFII) for his financial inclusion work.

He is a member of the American Red Cross National Diversity Advisory Council and works closely with national and local disaster and first responders to ensure disability inclusion in America’s emergency preparation, response, and recovery efforts. Tom is a competitive tri-athlete and ever-hopeful Chicago Cubs fan. His love of travel and golden retrievers (and his necessary pursuit of the ultimate vacuum cleaner) competes for his spare time.