Tom Manos spent almost 30 years in public service at the city, county and state levels. He retired in May of 2016 after four years as the County Manager for Maricopa County.
Prior to his appointment as County Manager, Tom served for ten years as the County’s Chief Financial Officer. In 2005, Tom was assigned the lead role in transitioning the County Health System to what would become MIHS. After the legal transition was completed, Tom was loaned to MIHS for almost a year and served as their Administrative Director. Tom also served as the Executive Director of the Maricopa County Industrial Development Authority.
In 2009, Tom’s career took a shift when Governor Brewer asked him to join her team as Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget and Finance. He helped develop the plan to eliminate the State’s $3 billion budget shortfall. Tom also served on Governor Ducey’s transition team and assisted with the Governor’s initial budget. Tom has also served on several legislative study committees.
Community service has been central to Tom’s life. When he initially retired from his state job, he turned to managing the downtown Human Services Campus – a provider of services to about 1,300 homeless individuals. He worked with non-profit partners to raise $3 million dollars in additional funds to provide temporary shelter for an additional 500 individuals.
Since retirement, Tom continues to serve as a trustee for the Arizona State Retirement System and volunteers in a number of areas with Brophy College Prep.
Tom graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Finance and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant.