Thomas Tighe

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Thomas Tighe
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
OccupationCEO of Direct Relief

Thomas Tighe is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Direct Relief. [1] 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. [2]

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University of California, Berkeley Public university in California, USA

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  2. "Peace Corps Chief of Staff Thomas Tighe Resigns and Accepts Presidency of Direct Relief International in Santa Barbara, CA". Peace Corps. Peace Corps. Retrieved 28 October 2016.