Thomas M. (Tom) Thorfinnson 

Tom is currently serving a four year term as a Trustee of the Rotary Foundation (2015-19) and for 2015-16 is the Chairman of the Programs Committee. 

Tom was Vice President of Rotary International in 2010-2011, and served on the Board of Directors for Rotary International from 2009 to 2011.   In 2013 Tom completed a four year term on the Strategic Planning Committee for Rotary International.  He is now serving as the trustee liaison to that committee.  

In addition Tom is currently Chairman of the Steering Committee of the RI/USAID International H2O Collaboration to jointly fund US $6 million in water, sanitation and hygiene projects for three countries in Africa. He has made 19 volunteer trips to developing countries including numerous trips to Haiti.   Many of those trips centered on fund development for water and sanitation projects. 

Tom is a Level II Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation and a Level 4 Charter Member of the Bequest Society of The Rotary Foundation.   He is a recipient of the Service Above Self Award from Rotary International; and the Distinguished Service Award and the Citation for Meritorious Service Award from The Rotary Foundation.  

For more than 30 years Tom has been engaged in the private practice of corporate law in the greater Minneapolis area, and for 16 years was a lecturer at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.  Tom is President and owner of Thorfinnson Law Office PLLC and is on the Board of Directors of First Minnetonka City Bank.