Tom Evslin

Tom Evslin was the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the State of Vermont under the Douglas administration. He is a member of the Clean Energy Development Fund. Immediately prior to becoming CTO, Evslin was Chief Recovery Officer for the State of Vermont responsible for the startup phase of the Office of Economic Stimulus and Recovery. In 1981 and 1982, he was Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Transportation under Governor Richard Snelling. His civic career began as Town Moderator in Worcester, Vermont in the 1970s. Evslin ran a software business in Vermont for many years before going to work for Microsoft, where he was responsible for communication products. He went on to work at AT&T where he founded AT&T's first Internet business, WorldNet. In 1997 Tom and his wife, Mary Evslin, founded ITXC, which was a pioneer in the use of the Internet for phone calls. The company grew to be one of the world's largest wholesale carriers of international calls, went public in 1999, and is now part of Indian telecommunications giant Tata Communications. Evslin was appointed by the Governor in 2010. His term expires in 2011.