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Tom Shrout

Professional and Civic Involvement

  • Past Chair of the National Association of
    Public Transit Advocates
  • Steering Committee Center for
    Transportation Excellence
  • Steering Committee Rail~Volution - 1977-2010
  • Board Member Missouri Public Transit Association 1998-2011
  • Founder St. Louis Car Sharing Cooperative
  • Founder Missouri Passenger Rail Coalition
  • Founder Greater St. Louis Transit Alliance
  • Past Chair The Partnership for
    Downtown St. Louis Transportation and
    Legislative Affairs Committees
  • Member and Past Vice Chair The Central
    West End Association
  • Former President Board of Governors Truman
    State University
  • Member Missouri Commission on the
    Compensation of Elected Officials 2010-Present

THOMAS R. SHROUT’S EXPERIENCE
We have more than 35 years experience fulfilling this mission in a variety of settings. Now, we are sharing our experience and expertise with clients who need to move public opinion to achieve major objectives of their organization. We assess your goals and help you develop appropriate strategies for implementation and eventual success.

Selected Speaking and Consulting Engagements

  • Transit Initiatives & Community Conference - 2017 - "Winning the Biggest Transit Election in History"
  • Transit Initiatives & Community Conference - 2015 - "Getting to the Ballot" and "How to Win with a Low-Budget Campaign"
  • RailVolution National Conference - 2013 Seattle - "How to Organize Grassroots Support"
  • Self-Help Counties Conference - 2013 San Diego - "Not-for-profit's Role in Passiing Transit Ballot Measures"
  • Transit for Liveable Communities - 2013 - Minneapolis-St. Paul
  • CFTE Transit Initiatives Conference - 2013 - "Winning After a Loss"
  • Metro Detroit Transit Workshop - 2013 - "The Nuts and Bolts of Transit Ballot Campaigns"
  • Nashville Transit Conference
  • Jackson County Regional Rail Initiative
  • Kansas City Regional Transit Alliance
  • Boston - Conservation Law Foundation
  • Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group
  • Fort Worth - The T
  • Missouri Public Transit Association
  • Illinois Public Transit Association
  • APTA State Associations Meeting
  • Rail~Volution
  • Columbus, Ohio – 1000 Friends of Central Ohio
  • Cincinnati – Ohio Kentucky Indiana- Regional Council of Governments
  • Louisville – CART
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul – Transit for Livable Communities
  • Tampa – Downtown Partnership
  • Orlando – Lynx
  • International Light Rail Conference
  • Houston – Metro
  • Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Capital Area Transit

Honors

  • Friend of Transit Award - MPTA - 2012
  • Silver Anvil Public Relations Society of America
  • Lamplighter Award St. Louis Public Relations Society
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • American Lung Association
  • Council for Advancement and Support of Education
  • St. Louis County Council
  • Metro
  • Ad Wheel Award from the American Public Transportation Association

 

 

TESTIMONIALS
Jack Leary
Charles McClain
Jack Magruder
Brian Rasmussen
Joe Edwards

TRIBUTE TO
THOMAS R. SHROUT, JR.

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