Tom Shakely serves as Chief Engagement Officer at Americans United for Life, responsible for brand, communications, and development.
Tom is also a Research Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism, which strives to awaken the conscience on human rights and responsibilities as well as bioethical issues.
Tom is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and Knights of Columbus, and is a Charlotte Lozier Institute guest contributor and a Sons of the American Revolution life member. Tom serves as a board member at Youth Leadership Foundation and the Mount Nittany Conservancy and has previously served as a board member for the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and as an at-large member of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s Archdiocesan Pastoral Council in Philadelphia. Tom has been a National Review Institute Washington fellow and a Leonine Forum fellow.
Tom holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Bioethics from the University of Mary, and Certificate with Distinction from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Health Care Ethics. Tom has written for National Review, National Catholic Register, Newsweek, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, HuffPost, and other nationally recognized media.