Tom Higgins joined First Data in 2013 and serves as Chief Administrative Officer. In this capacity, Tom leads Cyber Security, Physical Security, Business Resiliency and Crisis Management. Tom also leads Corporate Citizenship, Philanthropy, Global Sourcing, General Services, Aviation, and Real Estate functions. He is the driving force behind First Data's Military and Veteran's Affairs function that focuses on the employment of military members, their spouses and veterans who have sacrificed much to serve their country.
Tom retired in 2010 after a 24-year career with the U.S. Government. He worked in the national security and foreign policy areas and was a member of the Senior Executive Service. Prior to joining First Data, Tom was the head of Operational Control at JPMorgan Chase & Co, and led all of the JPMC’s military and veterans initiatives.
Tom is a graduate of the State University of New York-Maritime College. Tom attended the U.S. Naval War College and completed the Program on Leadership for Senior Executives at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University. Tom is a U.S. Navy veteran and serves on a number of charitable boards, including the CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, OSS Society, Business Executives for National Security, the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, USO of Greater New York and the Tug McGraw Foundation.