Thomas L. Kalahar

Tom is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Camelot Communications, LTD (DBA Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media).  He has had a distinguished career serving in various roles for some of America’s most respected companies.

Tom began his career with Procter & Gamble and held a variety of sales and marketing management positions in the consumer packaged goods business before assuming responsibilities for the U.S. and Canadian Foodservice Division.

Tom then joined the Dr Pepper/7-Up Company as Executive Vice-President-COO prior to founding Camelot Communications.

Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media specializes in (1) developing comprehensive go to market business plans; (2) digital marketing plans, including planning and buying search, display and social media; (3) sports marketing plans, including sponsorships with television networks and teams in the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and NCAA football and basketball in addition to PGA Golf and soccer; (4) multi-cultural plans; (5) media services, including planning and buying all forms of media locally and nationally (TV/Radio/Print/Digital).

Camelot bills over $700 million annually on behalf of its clients, which include Southwest Airlines,   7-Eleven, Intuit, Turbo Tax, Experian, Quick Books, AMC, Nordstrom’s, Amazon, Whole Foods, Facebook, LogMein, Time Warner Charter, Spectrum, P.F. Chang’s, Zaxby’s and others.

Within the industry, Tom has been recognized and honored by:

  •    The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) with its most prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award – “The Silver Award of Excellence”;
  •    The American Advertising Federation (AAF), where he has been inducted into the AAF Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the advertising industry and community service in the Southwest.

Tom was Managing General Partner of the Dallas Sidekicks professional soccer team and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Stars professional hockey team (NHL).

Outside the business world, Tom has been active in supporting civic and charitable organizations

on a national, as well as a local basis, including The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) as a past National Board Member and Member of the Executive Committee, Boy Scouts of America as a past Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Dan Beard Council.

Tom is currently a National Board Member and Executive Committee Member of the Tom Joyner Foundation, an organization focused on supporting historically black colleges and universities (HBCU’s) and the continuing education of students attending those institutions.

Tom is a Diamond Life Member of the NAACP (501 C4) and currently serves on the National Board of Directors and is a Member of the Executive Committee. He is also a National Trustee and a Member of the Executive Committee and National Treasurer of The NAACP Foundation (501 C3).