Tom EggumFounder of Water 4 Kids International
Impacting the lives of kids around the world has never been a job for Tom Eggum; it has been a lifestyle. Thirty years ago, Tom sat in a college classroom reading about the struggles in the Soviet Union who suffered silently behind the Iron Curtain. Tom took matters into his own hands and began to smuggle suitcases full of aid into the Soviet Union. He had eight successful trips into the Soviet Union until 1981 when he was caught, arrested and blacklisted by the KGB. He had his visa revoked and was forbidden to enter the Soviet Union for five years.
Instead of standing on the sidelines, he took six trips into China. He brought medicine, vitamins, antibiotics, clothes and shoes. From these life-altering experiences, he founded Water 4 Kids International
Currently, Water 4 Kids International has been in over 94 countries bringing hope and necessary care to kids.
Chris is Senior Vice President of Project & Development Services for Jones Lang LaSalles’s Phoenix, AZ office. He is active in new client development and client support. He specializes in Project and Development Services, commercial construction, legal, hospitality, healthcare, retail, and life science.
Chris’s well-developed technical knowledge of the design and construction process gives him a broad understanding of the important principles that must be incorporated into a new project. He is committed to providing extraordinary results to his client. His past experience involved Design/Build, CMAR and Design-Bid-Build General Contracting Methods. His cumulative experience involves over 5 million square feet of shell construction and in excess of 2 million square feet of tenant improvements. Chris has been committed to the design and construction field since 1993. He has a wide range of experience in commercial construction including design coordination, preconstruction services, project management, project close-out and owner move-in. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, he was a Senior Project Manager in Phoenix at Wespac Construction for 3 years.