Thomas Yale Hobart Jr.
Position: Advisory Board Member
In 1998 Homework Central, the largest academic research site on the Internet named Mr. Hobart as one of the 100 most influential people in United States public education.
Thom Hobart was president of the New York State United Teachers since its inception in 1972 through April 2005. During his term the organization had grown from 100,000 to 500,000. Mr. Hobart also served as Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of both the American Federation of Teachers and the New York State AFL-CIO. He co-chaired a 1991 Committee on School to Work Transition which produced the report, “Education That Works: Creating Career Pathways for NY State Youths.”
Experience & Career
Hobart has been vice chair for both the New York State Employment and Training Council and the Job Training and Partnership council. He co-founded the New York State Labor Religion Coalition and served as an international observer in elections held in Nicaragua, South Africa, and Chile, and has represented the labor movement in more than 40 nations. He serves on the Board of Governors of the United Way of America and formerly was chair of the United Way of New York State. Hobart is a former member of the National Education Association Board of Directors.