|Alma mater||University of California, Berkeley|
|Occupation||CEO of Direct Relief|
Thomas Tighe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Relief.Before joining Direct Relief in October, 2000, Tighe served five years as Chief of Staff and Chief Operating Officer of the Peace Corps. A native of Palo Alto, California, Tighe earned a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
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