Tom Tuohy is an attorney, author, teacher, founder and CEO of CBA, LLC, and founder of Dreams for Kids, Inc.
Tom founded the social enterprise Comprehensive Benefits Plan of America, LLC (CBA) in 2015, to elevate the middle class by providing essential professional services and everyday products at affordable rates. CBA, a Personal Concierge for Financial Independence, is available as a custom branded financial wellness benefits plan for companies, unions, and faith-based groups, and directly to individuals.
In 2015, the National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected Tom as a member of the Nation’s Top One Percent. He has also been awarded the Prestigious Highest Rating (AV) for Legal Skill and Competence for 20 consecutive years and was sworn into the U.S. Supreme Court Bar in 1990. He served as Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and founded Tuohy Law Offices in 1982.
The son of a single parent, Tom founded the nonprofit Dreams for Kids, Inc in 1989. Working with at-risk youth and those with disabilities inspired him to create, YES, an award-winning program that replaces charity with opportunity for youth, teaching essential entrepreneurship and social enterprise building skills.
Tom is an Adjunct Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at Kellstadt Graduate School of Business of DePaul University. He is a graduate of DePaul University, DePaul Law School and Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern, as an Executive Scholar. In 2011, Tom attended Stanford Graduate School of Business to share best practices on social innovation with 46 corporate and nonprofit leaders from 14 countries.
His work has been featured on MSN, ABC, NBC, WGN, and in major publications. He has spoken at Northwestern, DePaul, Stanford, TEDX and at companies such as Advocate Health Care, Blue Cross, Athletico, Federal Reserve, National Press Club, KIN Global and World Chicago.
Tom has shared his work and message with tens of thousands of people throughout is diverse career. He speaks from his heart on personal transformation and community change, presenting extensively to business organizations, labor unions, student groups and educators on social entrepreneurship, volunteerism and social activism, estate and legacy planning and the evolution of nonprofit into pure social enterprise.
Tom’s other passions include writing, yoga, mentoring, coaching and traveling to the families’ 400 year old farm in CastleConnell, Ireland.
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