Thomas W. Higgins
President & CEO
A 31-year veteran of the hospitality industry, Tom came to Providence Place in February, 2005 from Best Western International Hotels, Inc. – the world’s largest hotel chain – where he was President and CEO. Tom is also a former President and CEO of Cendant Corporation’s Days Inns, and held executive positions with Steak and Ale Restaurants, LaQuinta Inns, Motel 6 and General Mills’ restaurant division. A three-time varsity letterman in high school and an inductee into the Jesuit Sports Hall of Fame, Tom attended the University of Texas, Austin on a football scholarship, lettering for the Longhorns in 1966-67, and earned a B.A. in English. He served as a Marine Captain with the 1st and 3rd Marine AirWings.