Thomas Rossi joined the faculty at Johnson & Wales University in 1995, and teaches in the areas of Marketing, Advertising, Management, Event Leadership Risk and Operations Management and Global Event Marketing. In 2002 he was selected as Faculty of the Year at the Allan Shawn Feinstein Graduate School.
Rossi was nominated for the 2002 Ellis Island Humanitarian Award, and in 2003 received of the Rhode Island Legislative Humanitarian & Disabilities Award. In 2006 he received the prestigious New England Direct Marketing “Educator of the Year” Award. He is the author of “The Creation of a Business Improvement District in Your City,” a comprehensive study of over 100 cities, which have business improvement districts throughout the United States and Canada, as well as “The View of the American Jewelry Industry in the Year 2000”, and numerous magazine articles and periodicals in the national renowned AJM Magazine.
Rossi is a member of Manufactors Jewelers Silversmiths of America, and managed the World Trade Center Rhode Island. The World Trade Center is part of a 318 World Trade Centers network in 98 countries worldwide. WTC’s are a not for-profit organizations, whose purpose is to facilitate International Trade and act as a conduit, encouraging the inter-activity of commerce between businesses worldwide. He also owns his own consulting firm, T. J. Rossi Associates, a public company.
From Jan.1, 1984 to Jan.2, 1992, Rossi served as a State Representative to the Rhode Island General Assembly from 1984 to 1992, and he served on the Board of Directors of the Narragansett Bay Commission and as Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Providence Community Action Agency.
Rossi is presently an active member of the Board of Directors of the Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence Ronald Mc Donald House of Providence, Rhode island and serves as the part time executive director of the Station Fire Memorial Foundation.