Thomas Curran, Jr. is the General Counsel at the Van Andel Institute and serves as legal counsel and trusted advisor to executive management and VAI trustees. Prior to joining Van Andel Institute, Mr. Curran served as the Managing Director and General Counsel for Advent Global Advisors, the Associate General Counsel/Corporate Development and Commercial Transactions of Alticor Inc., and the former Chief Legal Officer for Access Business Group LLC.
Over the course of his legal and business career, Mr. Curran has held various executive leadership positions, including the former Chairman and CEO of Interleukin, the Director of Portfolio Company Management at Alticor, as Chief Legal Officer – Privacy and Data Protection at Alticor, Adjunct Professor of Law and Director of the Entrepreneurial and Commercial Law Center at Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and as a Partner at Howard and Howard Attorneys.
Mr. Curran holds professional affiliations as a member of the State Bar of Michigan and as Member of the Association of Corporate Counsel. Additionally, Mr. Curran has served as Corporate Secretary and as an executive board member on the Board of Directors at YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids. Mr. Curran has also served as a Campaign Cabinet Member for the United Way. Mr. Curran holds a Bachelor of Arts from Providence College, a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management, and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.