Tom Harbour

Board Member
Tom Harbour, HarbourFire (board members since 2018) Tom is a recognized expert in wildland fire and aviation management policy and operations. His successful and notable tenure as National Director of Fire and Aviation Management (National Fire Chief) included unmatched service length. Through both direct international relationships and interaction with USAID (United States Agency for International Development), he provided assistance to every region of the world.  He effectively dealt with senior elected officials and governmental leaders at the local, state, and federal level.  He also successfully dealt with career professionals both domestically and internationally.  During his tenure, Tom brought additional professionalism and enhanced performance to the organization.  The US Forest Service fire and aviation program was the preeminent federal wildland fire program. Tom has a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of California at Davis and a Bachelor of Science degree in Forest Management from Washington State University.  He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California at Davis and with Presidential Honors (for a 4.0 GPA) from Washington State University.  His post-graduate work includes studies at the JFK School of Government, Harvard University and the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina.  Tom served with faculty and leaders at the Marine Corps University, Quantico, Virginia. Since retiring, Tom started a small business HarbourFire ( Tom has been happily married for over 40 years, and is a proud father and grandfather.