A 1990 Graduate of Jersey City State College with a degree in Business Administration and owner of MAIELLO & MANZI INSURANCE AGENCY, Tom has 17 years experience in the performing arts, including being named Director of the Year in 2005.
Tom has been involved with drum and bugle corps activity since joining the Bayonne Kidets in 1982 and then the Garfield Cadets in 1986. He then participated in bringing DCI corps to Bayonne, the Raiders. In 2012 Tom reorganized the Raiders Drum Corps Inc. into A+ Education & Performing Arts. He then started an Indoor Guard, Percussion Ensemble and Play House Stage Group to accompany the Raiders Drum & Bugle Corps.
Tom has served on the DCI Open Class Advisory Committee from 2006-2012 and 2015-2016.