Associate General Secretary for Finance and Administration
Thomas Swindell leads financial, administrative, and facilities operations at FCNL. Thomas and his staff are responsible for managing financial planning, budgeting, accounting, information technology, facilities, and general administration.
Thomas began his career in public accounting with McGladrey & Pullen, LLP. From there he spent several years working in faith based nonprofit organizations including the Riverside Church of NYC and, most recently, Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area. There he lead accounting teams and worked alongside executive teams to prepare, maintain, and analyze financial reports, and provide value in infrastructure stability and cultural enhancements. He has worked directly with IT, facilities, development, human resources, external auditors, and governing bodies and committees
Thomas is a graduate of Guilford College, located in Greensboro, N.C. where he obtained a B.A. in Spanish language and accounting. While at Guilford he was introduced to the Quaker faith and core values. Thomas has a graduate degree in accounting and finance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He studied lived in Seville, Spain for more than two years and is fluent in Spanish.
He is a long-time resident of Washington, D.C., and a proud Tarheel. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his wife Justine and daughter Autumn, both D.C. natives, as well as coaching youth basketball teams.