Thomas Flintoft is a founding principal of Kindel Gagan, with two decades of experience representing and advising a broad range of clients to achieve effective public affairs and policy outcomes. Before founding Kindel Gagan, Tom was a principal with Rose & Kindel for 17 years.
Tom has a thorough understanding of the intricacies of government policies and procedures, politics, business and community relations, and has provided strategic guidance and representation for clients seeking public agency contracts in transportation, telecommunications, information technology, waste-to-energy, concessions, construction and non-profit services. Tom has a comprehensive perspective on regional issues and leaders, policies, challenges and goals that affect the Los Angeles region. He has successfully represented clients before a variety of Los Angeles City and County departments including Los Angeles World Airports, Los Angeles Department of Transportation and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, and has particular expertise on aviation matters and government procurement policies and practices.
Tom has additional experience in property leasing and management with the Riley Pearlman Company and Shurgin Development Company. Tom also served for the first three years of the Los Angeles Marathon as the Sports Director, recruiting and coordinating elite runners from around the world.
Tom is a founding member and Immediate Past Chair of the Los Angeles County Business Federation, a grassroots alliance that unites over 110,000 businesses. Tom also has served for six years on the Board of the LAX Coastal Area Chamber of Commerce and was Chairman of the Chamber’s Board in 2009-10. He is a Board Member of the Los Angeles Business Council, an important link between business and city government with particular focus on education, housing, transportation and sustainable development policy.
Reflecting his commitment to civic and community engagement, Tom is the founder and a former Chair of the Alumni Association of Leadership LA, now part of the Southern California Leadership Network dedicated to nurturing future regional community leaders. Tom has been a Director on the Westchester Playa Neighborhood Council since 2007. Tom also served as Parent Liaison in the modernization and renovation of his community’s distinguished Kentwood Elementary School.
Tom received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Fordham University in 1984 and was captain of the Fordham tennis team. Married to Ingrid Flintoft, with two children, Chelsea and Stefan, they have lived in the community of Kentwood in Westchester for the past 20 years and are members of St. Anastasia Parish. Chelsea is a sophomore at Santa Clara University and Stefan is currently attending Loyola High School.