Tamás (Tom) Zsolnay was appointed President and CEO of the University Hospitals Kingston Foundation effective 25 August 2019.
A seasoned fundraising professional, Tom has directed or supervised projects that have raised over $295 million over the past three decades. He has counselled a variety of social service, educational and health care institutions across Canada. Tom has developed and executed strategic long term fund raising plans that included annual appeals, capital campaigns, major gift, endowment and planned giving programs.
Tom began his fundraising career with Navion, a consulting firm that supported clients across Canada. He subsequently led fundraising and alumni relations teams at Concordia University, Laurentian University and the University of Victoria.
Tom also served as an infantry officer in the Canadian Army Reserves, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 2014. From September 2002 to June 2003 he served as the Chief Operations Officer of the United Nations Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, where he planned, coordinated and directed the operations of the Military Observers monitoring the peace agreement between the two countries.
Tom is a Certified Fundraising Professional (CFRE) and holds an MBA from Laurentian University and a BA (Economics) from Concordia University. He is also a graduate of the Canadian Forces College, the Canadian Army Command and Staff College and Grant McEwen Community College.