Tommy Gibbons '13

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Hempitecture

Tommy is a co-founder and the Chief Innovation Officer at Hempitecture Inc., a public benefit corporation created to develop, manufacture, and distribute sustainable, high-performing building materials made from industrial hemp. He has experience in corporate finance, early-stage companies, and green building. In addition to managing Hempitecture's company operations, Tommy is an innovator fellow with the Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to facilitate Hempitecture's new product development. Before joining Hempitecture, Tommy worked in growth operations at Piper Computers in San Francisco and investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York. He complements his business experience with a green building background that includes a certification as a LEED Green Associate, a Department of Energy IMPEL+ innovator, and training from the French l'École Nationale du Chanvre. He graduated from Princeton University in 2013 with a degree in public policy and attended the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey. Tommy splits his time between Knoxville, TN, New York City, and Sun Valley, Idaho where he also serves as a volunteer firefighter/EMT for the Ketchum Fire Department.