Tom Soto

Managing Director
Los Angeles, CA




NAA Vice Chair of Programs; Co-Chair, Pension Fund Initiative Committee; Co-Chair, Wall Street Summit.
Tom Soto is a Managing Director and an Investment Committee Member at TCW/Craton. Tom serves on the Board of Liquid Environmental Solutions, a leading provider of non-hazardous liquid waste services. Tom is one of the country's leading voices on the economics of climate change and the prosperity tied to reducing greenhouse gases. As a business leader, Tom's companies have included Cabrillo Fuels, where he was the largest minority producer of ethanol fuel in Southern California. During this period and prior to TCW/Craton, Tom built his management consulting company, PS Enterprises, into the country's leading consulting firm working with government and fortune 500 companies such as American Airlines, Verizon, and the White House in insuring their compliance with new and stricter environmental regulations. Tom was an appointee of President Bill Clinton to the State Department's Border Environmental Cooperation Commission, and was more recently President elect Barack Obama's Co-lead of the Executive Office of the President's Transition Team for The White House Council on Environmental Quality from November of '08 to January of '09. Tom was recently recognized by Poder 360 Magazine as one of the Nation’s Top 100 Latino Green Leaders and was one of Hispanic Business Magazine’s 100 Most Influential Latinos of 2010. During his limited spare time, Tom is the long time Board Secretary of the Mono Lake Committee, the former Chair and current Vice Chair of the California Science Center Board of Trustees and is a leading voice in the emerging manager sector promoting diverse fund managers in finance as Vice Chair of the board of the New America Alliance. Tom has a BA in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA.)