Tom Callahan served as Senior Professional Staff on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He was responsible for security assistance, counterterrorism, nuclear security, nonproliferation, and defense trade / export control issues. Previously, he was Vice President for Government & Public Affairs at PAE, a $2 billion privately held government services company with operations throughout the world, and Director for Global Security Policy at Lockheed Martin.
From 2001 to 2007, Callahan served in the Department of State in several roles: Deputy Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, senior policy advisor for the Bureau of Diplomatic Security Antiterrorism Assistance program, and senior professional staff in the Secretary of State’s Office of Policy Planning.
Prior Capitol Hill experience includes a focus on African Affairs at both SFRC and House Foreign Affairs Committee. He was Resident Program Director in South Africa for the International Republican Institute for two years, and he served as Director of Special Projects for the disaster relief organization AmeriCares and as Public Policy Director for World Vision.
Tom was chairman of the International Stability Operations Association Board of Directors. He also served as chair of the Government Affairs Committee of the Professional Services Council. Tom attended Dartmouth College and Yale Law School. Tom is an avid reader, motorcycle enthusiast, and has lived, traveled or worked in 70 countries. He is married to Kathryn Gord Callahan and has two daughters.