Tom Lenz serves as the By All Means consultant to Illinois, and is a Senior Consultant with Millennia Consulting, as well as a Coordinator for the Partnership for Resilience. His work focuses on community engagement and planning, leadership development, mentoring, facilitation, strategic planning, and program/policy development. Tom has over thirty years of experience working with non-profit organizations, religious congregations, unions, and government to build their internal capacity and undertake successful initiatives in health care, education, and housing/community development.
Prior to joining Millennia, he was an organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation, the nation's largest network of broad-based community organizations. He also served as Senior Associate with the Great Cities Institute of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and was the Director of the Chicago office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy from UI