“When the time came for us to consider our next move, it was unanimously Plymouth Harbor. When they asked me to consider a seat on the Plymouth Harbor Foundation Board, it was also unanimous. The Foundation is doing great things for life at Plymouth Harbor, today and into the future. I am honored to be part of it!”
– Tom Towler, Trustee
Plymouth Harbor Foundation
Plymouth Harbor Resident since October 2009
Tom graduated from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire and joined Mobil Oil Company for several years. He subsequently chaired the grocery non-food company for the Kroger Company, Top Value Trading Stamp Company, TV Travel, and served as an officer of the Baldwin United Financial Services Company in Cincinnati. He arranged the purchase of the S&H Green Stamp Company, taking them private from the NYSE public listing. Tom retired, moved to Siesta Key in 1984 with his late wife Sue, and then spent 5 years working as a property assessor with Goodnow Associates. He has a passion for volunteering, which includes Board positions with Sarasota Memorial Hospital Healthcare Foundation Board (chair), New College Foundation Board, Field Club Board, and Bay Plaza Board, and he was Chair of Siesta Key Utility Authority for six years. He is currently an elected trustee of Sarasota Memorial Hospital. Tom has four children and has encouraged each of them to be active volunteers. He and his significant other Nancy Lyon have a beautiful view of Sarasota from their 16th Colony apartment. They are both “legacy residents,” as Tom’s sister is a current resident, and his late aunt and Nancy’s late mother were both residents of Plymouth Harbor.