Board of Trustees

Thomas R. Elrod (Tom)

Personal Information

  • Spouse: Janet
  • Children: Tom and Tracy


  • B.S., Major in Radio/TV, Minor in Business, Butler University, 1970

Current Profession

  • President, Inspirations, Inc. (A marketing and creative consulting firm for the entertainment, travel and tourism industries)

Honors and Awards

  • Numerous awards in the State of Florida and national tourism and advertising communities
  • Butler University Alumni Achievement Award, 1981
  • Travel Hall of Fame ATLAS Award
  • Tour and Travel News Top 25 Most Influential Tourism Executives
  • Sales & Marketing Executives International Excellence in Marketing Award

Present Civic/Professional Activities

  • Butler University, Trustee Emeritus, 2009-present
  • International Museum of Cartoon Art, Board Member

Past Professional Activities

  • Walt Disney Theme Parks and Resorts, President, Worldwide Marketing & Entertainment
  • Walt Disney Attractions, Senior Vice President, Marketing
  • Walt Disney World, Vice President
  • Walt Disney World, Director of Marketing
  • Walt Disney World, Manager, Advertising and Promotions
  • Amateur Athletic Union, Public Relations Director
  • WKBN-TV, Youngstown, Ohio, Newscaster
  • WLWI-TV, Indianapolis, Announcer, Weathercaster

Past Civic Activities

  • Board of Trustees, Butler University, 1989-2008; Chair 2001-2005
  • Board of Governors, Children's Miracle Network
  • Board of Trustees, Travel Industry Association of America
  • Board Member, Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
  • Sigma Chi Fraternity, Butler University


  • Golf, international travel, snow skiing, playing drums and collecting original cartoon art


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