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Tom Cuskey is the VP of Publications and Associate Publisher of the Scotsman Press Pennysavers in Syracuse, NY, publishing weekly community papers with more than 250,000 circulation. He has been involved in sales and management training for more than 20 years, first with Thomas Publishing, a highly respected international publishing firm known for producing the Thomas Register. He planned and facilitated workshops and presented week-long training seminars for Thomas Regional marketing personnel from Boston to Los Angeles.

Cuskey joined the Scotsman Press in 1990 and since has created and continues to present a two-day Sales & Advertising Training Course used by members of the Free Community Papers of New York (FCPNY). He has also facilitated other sales and management training topics for FCPNY and its members.

Since 2006 Tom also has been a member of the faculty of The Leadership Institute, the training and education arm of the national Association of Free Community Papers (AFCP). He is a 2009 TLI graduate and possesses AAE certification.

In 2005 he was recognized for his training and development with an award from the Sales and Marketing Executives of CNY, and was named FCPNY Publisher of the Year in 2007.

A graduate of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, Cuskey spent more than three years as a radio news anchor and public affairs producer and host. In May 2010, Tom was ordained as a permanent deacon in the Syracuse Roman Catholic Diocese and is assigned to Christ the King parish in Liverpool. He is also an experienced facilitator in the VIRTUS Safe Child Awareness program, and donates time to train groups of youth ministry volunteers for the diocese.

Cuskey resides in Liverpool, N.Y. with his wife, Angela. They have four children and two grandchildren.



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