Tom Fox

Partnership for Public Service
Vice President for Leadership and Innovation

Tom Fox is the Vice President for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service, the Washington Post’s Federal Coach columnist and an executive coach.  

At the Partnership, Tom oversees the organization's growing portfolio of leadership and innovation programs. In this role, he develops innovative coursework, facilitates classroom activities, and provides one-on-one coaching to a select group of leaders every year. In total, the Partnership’s programs reach nearly 3,000 leaders, 98 percent of whom report applying lessons learned to become better leaders. Also, Tom writes the Federal Coach column for The Washington Post twice a week where he reaches more than 15,000 readers every week, including some of our federal government’s most senior officials. 

Prior to joining the Partnership, Tom's experience included work in the public and private sectors, including Arthur Andersen, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the U.S. Senate. 


Innovation is thrown around as a buzzword and the solution to every problem. But what does innovation really mean? How do leaders cultivate innovation among their teams?

In a highly interactive session, Tom Fox -- the VP for Leadership and Innovation at the Partnership for Public Service and the Washington Post's Federal Coach -- will demystify innovation and outline the essential building blocks for creating a culture of innovation.

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