About Thomas Kingsley

What It Takes To Be A Leader

Thomas Kingsley

Thomas is fascinated with business and technology; what it takes to develop services and manufacture products, how to create brand awareness, how to build customer loyalty and attract repeat business, and ultimately how to generate revenue. However, his interest goes beyond the fundamentals. He seeks to better understand how each aspect works in consort with each other, like the connections between products and services; what makes them desirable in the eyes of the consumer, and the individuals who are responsible for the execution of daily operations; what do these individuals do that make an organization successful, and the technology that drives business; how can organizations better harness the power of contemporary technology in ways that other companies do not.

Thomas’s philosophy: Success is founded on viewing challenges from multiple perspectives, and successfully implementing strategic initiatives in an operational capacity that positively influence organizational objectives.


Education

Master of Business Administration
University of Phoenix
Honors: cum laude
Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business

Bachelor of Science in Management
University of Phoenix
Honors: magna cum laude
Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business

Microsoft Certified Systems Engineering (MCSE) Program
New Horizons Computer Learning Center

CompTIA A+ Program
New Horizons Computer Learning Center


Philanthropy

Thomas volunteers when he can because it’s an opportunity to give back to the community in various capacities. He wants to make a positive difference in the lives of everyone he meets. These connections through working together foster a stronger and more successful community.


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Accolades & Highlights

Thomas Kingsley MBA Graduation Ceromony

The February 2015 graduation ceremony marked the completion of Thomas’s MBA program. During the day he worked as the operations manager for a large company, and then he studied at night, seven days a week. He learned a lot about himself while working under pressure with little to no sleep. Literally, he averaged four hours sleep per night for months on end. Thomas says, "it was worth it, and it was an amazing journey."

Thomas and Christina Kingsley

Thomas sacrificed family time for evening and weekend study time to earn his Bachelor of Science (B.S) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Christina Kingsley, his amazing wife encouraged his commitment to study so he could accomplish his goals. He is forever thankful for her encouragement.

Thomas Kingsley inducted into Delta Mu Delta for MBA

Thomas was inducted into Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business for academic excellence for his Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.

Only students who rank in the top 20 percent of the School of Business and Management are invited to become members of Delta Mu Delta. The organization was founded by the Dean from Harvard University, and four professors from Yale University and New York University in November, 1913.

Thomas Kingsley inducted into Delta Mu Delta for Bachelor of Science in Management

Thomas was inducted into Delta Mu Delta International Honor Society in Business for academic excellence for his Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Management program.

Only students who rank in the top 20 percent of the School of Business and Management are invited to become members of Delta Mu Delta. The organization was founded by the Dean from Harvard University, and four professors from Yale University and New York University in November, 1913.

Dr. Thurman Gillespy presented Thomas Kingsley Employee Of The Year Award

Dr. Thurman Gillespy (pictured right), founder of The Orthopedic Clinic located in Daytona Beach, presented Thomas the 2012 Employee Of The Year award for dedicated service and enrichment of internal operations. Dr. Gillespy stated, “Thomas is a team player with an optimistic attitude who goes above and beyond. He is focused on doing the best job he can every day. He is a true asset to The Orthopedic Clinic.” Thomas stated, “This is a pleasant surprise; it's nice to be recognized for a job well done, especially after only two years of service to the organization.”

Thomas Kingsley and Fred Kingsley

Thomas organized a medical supply donation to support humanitarian relief for the people of Haiti for the aftermath of the 2010 tsunami, where according to official estimates, 222,570 people were killed, 300,000 were injured, 1.3 million were displaced, and 97,294 houses were destroyed in the Port-au-Prince area and in much of southern Haiti. Thomas’s father Fred Kingsley (pictured left) helped coordinate the transport of medical supplies from Tom’s place of work to the Diocese of Orlando where the organization then transported the medical supplies to Haiti.

This donation was noted as the largest medical supply donation in the history of the Diocese of Orlando. Thomas stated, "What a great feeling it is when people work together and help those who need it most."

Thomas Kingsley, Grand Master Il Un Chun, and Master Kim

Thomas earned a Black Belt in Taekwondo in accordance with World Taekwondo regulations, under the instruction of Master Il Un Chung, 8th Dan Black Belt (pictured right), and with the assistance of Master Kim, 4th Dan Black Belt (pictured left).

Master Chung also presented Thomas with an award for being the most dedicated student. In addition, Master Chung in consort with Chunnam Techno University, presented Thomas a two-year Taekwondo scholarship to study abroad at Chunnam Techno University in Gokseong County, South Jeolla Province, South Korea.

Tom Kingsley 2019 Graham Swamp 360 Mountain Bike Endurance Race

Thomas competed with athletes from across the United States in a mountain bike endurance race. Race fees support the conservation efforts for local trail systems.

Thomas cycled through 22.6 miles of blue and black diamond trails with fast changes in elevation and technical terrain that include 19.7 grade climbs, challenging descents, and quick switchbacks through different environments along the wetland, flat woods, rocky hills, and thick forest.

Thomas Kingsley volunteering at the Graham Swamp Conservation Area

Thomas (pictured far left), a volunteer at the Graham Swamp Conservation Area.

The Graham Swamp Conservation Team maintains 9.5 miles of bicycling and hiking trails within a 3,084-acre conservation area.

The Graham Swamp Conservation Area helps maintain the integrity and quality of Northeast Florida's coastal ecosystems and its associated ecological functions. The area supports a rich variety of wildlife, including birds, mammals, and reptiles.

Thomas Kingsley volunteering at the Graham Swamp Conservation Area

Thomas (pictured left) was contacted about a missing dog. He worked with Flagler and Volusia County Lost Dogs Search and Rescue to help find Molly, a beloved family pet that is blind, and lost for three days during severe thunderstorms.

Molly was found stuck in chest deep water in the woods, cold and scared. Thomas went into the water to rescue the pup. The search only took three hours with seven individuals (not all pictured). This was a lucky rescue because some rescues take much longer, in fact, one rescue took three months and spanned 30 miles, but all worked out in the end with a safe recovery.

This image is a rare glimpse moments after a rescue. Thomas stated, "Normally we are taking rescued animals to a veterinarian hospital for medical treatment, but Molly was just cold, scared, hungry, and happy to be back in her family’s care."

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