Thomas D. Kurmel, DDes, AIA, DBIA, FHFI
President, TDK Consulting, LLC
Thom is president of TDK Consulting, LLC, A VA Certified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, specializing in health systems design, organizational performance, business and operational planning, and infrastructure strategies for both the public and private sector.
While on Active Duty, Thom served from May 2004 to June of 2009 as the Senior Military Advisor and Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs in the Office of the Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon. From May 2002 he led planning, budgeting, and acquisition of all DoD medical facilities as Director, Facility Life Cycle Management Operations, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
Thom’s leadership experience includes Command of the US Army Health Facility Planning Agency, (Office of the Army Surgeon General) from December 1998 to May 2002, and numerous leadership and staff positions in the US and overseas.
Thom holds a Doctorate from Harvard University, 1991, and a BS in Architecture from the University of Nebraska, 1978. He is a registered architect, certified design-build professional, and a Fellow in the Health Facility Institute. Thom is currently co-chair of the DBIA Federal Committee.
Thom is from Omaha, and is married to his high school sweetheart, the former Sandra J. Smith. They have one son, Christian, 28, a graduate of Virginia Tech. He and his wife volunteer their free time at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia. He enjoys family time, cycling, golf, swimming and designing and building for friends.