Thomas Hannaford

Senior Account Executive, New York

Born in Charlotte, NC but raised in the DC-area (Arlington, VA), Tom’s professional work started with a small public affairs shop on Capitol Hill during his high school years. Shortly after graduation, Tom enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in November 2006, serving as a combat engineer. He spent time abroad in Japan, Bangladesh, Korea, and Iraq, before leaving for Hunter College in New York City in 2010.


At Hunter, Tom majored in Media Studies, and interned at Edelman Public Relations’ Tech PR group in the summer of 2013 before joining the group full-time in January 2014. His tech PR work has spanned a wide variety of enterprise and B2B tech accounts- including e-commerce, fintech, alternative energy, enterprise software, and most recently blockchain/cryptocurrency. A longtime advocate for cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology since learning about Bitcoin in 2010, Tom now focuses his public relations energies on clients including Dash, tZERO, Node40, The Crypto Company, Coinsource, CoinDesk, and Polymath.