Thomas Mattia is Chairman of the Peabody Awards. In a global career, Tom has led communications for two Fortune 100 companies and a major university. He has directed two Public Affairs networks in Asia and China. He has directly served four CEOs and a university president, while supporting four of the world’s most powerful brands. The retired SVP and Director of Worldwide Public Affairs and Communications for the Coca-Cola Company, Tom also served as the Chairman of Edelman China, the Chief Communications Officer of Yale University, and the Corporate VP of Communications for EDS. In addition, he has held senior international positions at Ford Motor Company, Hill and Knowlton and IBM.
He serves on the boards of the Institute of Public Relations, the Peabody Awards and the Girls Education Mission. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, IABC Gold Quill and PRSA Bronze Anvil.