Thomas Landers brings over 22 years of senior-level management, operations and data analytics expertise in talent acquisition to global teams that execute permanent, contract, corporate and executive engagements for clients.
He serves on numerous local boards and is dedicated to giving back. Together with his wife he lives in West Springfield, Massachusetts.
Early Life and Education
Thomas Landers was an Army Veteran who proudly served his country in Iraq, Afghanistan and earned a Bronze Service Star for both tours. Stationed at Fort Knox Kentucky and Schofield Barracks Hawaii – Thomas had an interest in Irish heritage which led him to participate in many parades and Irish Cultural Center events over time.
He began playing guitar at age eight and founded his first band in Brockton, Massachusetts where he would earn about $5 per performance. Later he would go on to perform alongside artists such as Gil Evans, Richie Wise, Joe Chiccarelli, and Paul Brown.
He leaves behind his wife Juneann Dowd Landers and sons Brendan and Colm as well as six grandsons: Aidan Thomas Landers, Finnian Pope Landers, Miles Richard Landers, Sandro Newman and Isaiah Anthony Landers.
Tom brings decades of experience representing both individual and corporate clients in federal litigation matters. As an Assistant United States Attorney for over three decades, he was fully acquainted with prosecutorial procedures. Furthermore, as an experienced trial lawyer he can quickly analyze any case to spot new arguments that can help his client win their battles.
He currently resides in Cohoes, NY where he works as a financial advisor at Goldman Sachs Ayco Personal Financial Management. He holds both Series 63 and 66 licenses to operate legally within New York state.
He is active in Irish community organizations, having studied Irish music and culture throughout his life. He serves on the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center (ICC) board as well as being involved with an array of activities.
Achievement and Honors
Tom Landers is an accomplished educator and active member of his local community. Currently he serves as principal at Longmeadow High School after 28 years working there and supporting its Irish Cultural Center of Western New England as a patron.
Tom currently serves on several committees and boards of directors as a member. He’s particularly dedicated to using his knowledge and skills to assist others who may need help, in addition to traveling with his family for pleasure.
Helene Gray Landers of West Springfield survives, along with their two sons Todd and Adam Landers; Mary Lynch from East Longmeadow; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Thomas Landers predeceased them.
He enjoyed participating in Paris men’s league softball on Hicks Muffler’s Bad Company team and enjoyed rock ‘n’ roll music and motorcycle riding. His family included wife Barbara; daughters Autumn Von Schwarz & Karl von Schwarz; son Clayton McDonald with wife Kelli; grandchildren Chloe Piper, Harper Landers and Brooklynn Von Schwarz; nieces and nephews.
Tom Landers served on both The Chadron Prep School Board of Trustees and Hot Springs Sisters Hospital’s board, serving both as an officer in the United States Air Force as well as sitting on their board of trustees. Donations may be made in his memory directly to either hospital; The Landers Foundation alone has made over $200,000 donation towards these causes.
Landers has amassed a net worth estimated to be close to $500,000 through her years acting in film and television as well as producing. She is the sister of actress Audrey Landers.
She started off as a singer but quickly found success as an actress and comedian. She quickly rose to prominence playing overweight characters on TV shows such as The Danny Thomas Show and Pete and Gladys; additionally she has guest starred on Westerns such as Gene Autry Show, Hogan’s Heroes, and The Dick Powell Show.
In 1987, she married American former baseball right-handed pitcher Tom Niedenfuer and the couple has since welcomed two daughters; Lindsey and Kristy. At present they reside in Sarasota, Florida as followers of Christianity; previously living at 3609 Brighton Road in Fort Worth, 1106 Dale Street Slidell and 690 Hailey Ave Slidell respectively.