Business 100 - 2008

Kennedy, Tom

Thomas C. Kennedy/Vanguard Car Rental Group, Inc.

Thomas C. Kennedy is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vanguard Car Rental Group, Inc., a position he has held for the last four years. Prior to joining Vanguard, Thomas served in various positions at Northwest Airlines, Inc, including Senior Vice President and Controller, 2003; Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis from 2000 to 2002; and several other financial positions since he started with the company in 1992.

Thomas holds a B.A. in economics from Tulane University and an M.B.A from Harvard University. In 2003, he was recognized by Treasury and Risk Management magazine as one of 40 under 40 financial professionals. He resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma where he serves on the metropolitan board of the Y.M.C.A.

A fourth-generation Irish-American whose family hails from Counties Roscommon, Kildare, Galway, and Cork, Thomas says of his heritage, “As an Irish-American I am proud of the struggles my ancestors overcame and the hard work they endured to provide the opportunities for my multi-cultural family.”