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Tom Warden

Member, Board of Directors

Tom Warden is an experienced leader of strategy and innovation across various complex business problems solved with data, analytics, artificial intelligence, and thought leadership.

As a trusted advisor to C-suite executives in mid-sized and Fortune 100 companies, Tom develops plans and builds teams to improve the quality and efficiency of how data is used enterprise-wide across varying functions to make critical business decisions. Tom creates game-changing competitive advantages through emerging technologies to boost revenue and capture market opportunities.

Tom has had significant success throughout his career, formulating big data and artificial intelligence solutions to enable substantial business growth and increase shareholder value at Allstate, AIG, and Employers Insurance. He has also led the development of strategic plans, innovation capabilities, and digital products. Tom analyzes and solves problems holistically, considering all stakeholder perspectives, cultural considerations, essential emerging micro, and macro trends. As a Chartered Financial Analyst with experience in securities analysis and portfolio management Tom focuses on identifying and optimizing what creates value, and what destroys it, within companies.

Tom currently is the Chief Insurance and Science Officer at CLARA Analytics, a creator of artificial intelligence-based software tools that enables claim adjusters to deliver better outcomes for insurance carriers and injured workers.

Tom earned his MBA at Harvard University in 1984 and graduated from The Ohio State University with a BS in Accounting in 1982. He is a non-practicing Chartered Financial Analyst.

Tom’s relationship with JSA began in 2011 as a member of a volunteer consulting team from Harvard Business School Community Partners, an HBS alumni group that donates time to Bay Area non-profits. The team was engaged to help JSA develop a new strategic plan that would guide the organization through the next five years. At the end of this engagement, Tom was asked to join the board of directors.

Tom lives in Reno, Nevada with his partner Becky. His daughter Elizabeth is a communications manager at The Education Trust, a Washington DC-based non-profit. Liz resides in Brooklyn, NY.