Tom Acomb brings more than 25 years of experience in concept design and creative development of worldwide entertainment projects to the leadership of AOA. His legendary and dynamic career has spanned from feature films with A-list production designers and directors to creating legendary themed entertainment environments for Fortune 50 clientele including Disney, Universal Studios, Sea World, Google, Facebook, Apple and Coca-Cola. Tom creatively led projects from concept through completion for Walt Disney Imagineering for more than 15 years, including international assignments at the Disney's Studio Park in Paris, France and the inception of the Disney cruise ships in Venice, Italy. He has been recognized with more than a dozen Themed Entertainment Awards and held leadership and board positions that have helped shape the future of the themed entertainment industry. Tom is an avid proponent of the importance of the integration of theatrics, technology, and the inevitable "audience" which he learned from production experience in both the film and attraction business. His balanced passion for true creativity, innovation, and real-world business make him a stellar forward-focused leader and Chief Creative Executive of AOA.
“Bravery is all it is cracked up to be, so try new things relentlessly and bounce your stream of thoughts off a trusted ear that can help find the genius in your babble. Never let anyone tell you it can’t be done as you fearlessly push the limits of creativity in your own space.” Tom Acomb