Thomas Gibson became the president and CEO of the American Iron and Steel Institute in September 2008, coming to the group from the American Chemistry Council where he served as senior vice president of advocacy. Prior to joining the council, he was senior vice president of government affairs for the Portland Cement Association. Before that, he served at the Environmental Protection Agency as chief of staff and as associate administrator for policy, economics, and innovation.
Gibson's government service also includes a stint as majority deputy staff director and majority counsel on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. He served private-sector clients in regulatory and legislative affairs with Don Clay Associates, Inc. He also worked for Raytheon Company and served five years in the U.S. Navy.
Gibson received his law degree from Georgetown University. He holds a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island and a B.S. from the United States Naval Academy.