Tom Pagano and the Mostrata team represent an interesting mix of regional, national and international clients, including Laird PLC, a global technology giant that "makes the wireless world work"; the William K. Busch Brewing Co. of St. Louis, Missouri; Kadean Construction, a major construction company; Westminster College in Fulton, MO; the National Churchill Museum; the Dowd-Bennett law firm; and, others.
Clients also have included Webster University, USIC, Pure Earth Trading, Ashley Furniture HomeStores, St. Louis Community College, AT&T and AT&T Wireless, Novus International, SafeKids Worldwide, Simon Property Group, Emerson, Graybar, Furniture Brands International, Visa USA, Motorola, Sun Microsystems, Nortel Networks, TE Connectivity, Anheuser-Busch Cos., Monsanto, and many others.
Throughout his career, Tom has assisted clients through various internal and external crises, including product recalls, legal issues, and a wide variety of natural disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, and manmade disasters, such as the Oklahoma City bombing and 911.
He has led client teams that won four Silver Anvil Awards, the industry’s highest honor, a Gold SABRE Award, a Platinum SABRE Award for Campaign of the Year by the Holmes Group, and the coveted Arthur W. Page Society’s Page’s Principle Award. He also was a co-recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio Television News Directors Association.
Earlier in his career, Tom was a successful newspaper reporter, columnist, associate City Editor, and a radio news editor, covering local and state government, organized labor, employment, and crime news. He also covered the softer side of life, interviewing many newsmakers, including Mother Teresa.
An honorably discharged U.S. Army veteran (Military Police Corps), Tom graduated from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, earning his Bachelor of General Studies degree in dual majors of Communications and Political Science.
He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the Business Marketing Association/St. Louis Chapter, and the St. Louis Social Media Club, and serves on the boards of directors for Youth in Need and the St. Louis Media History Foundation.