Counsel to the Firm, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Thomas Holton is the Secretary and a Trustee of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation. He is also Counsel to the Firm at the Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur law firm and is a member of the Business Law Department in their Dayton, Ohio offices. His areas of practice include general corporate law, business sales and acquisitions, labor negotiations, business and succession planning, and higher education law.

Mr. Holton currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Dayton, and a member of the Chaminade-Julienne Development Advisory Council. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of The National City Bank of Dayton. He was involved as a member of the steering committee for the United Way Campaign from 1995 to 1996, and he served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation.  He is also a former Chair of the PACE Board of Trustees.

A graduate of Ohio State University (B.S. 1964), Mr. Holton received his J.D. in 1967 from the University of Detroit School of Law. He resides in Dayton, Ohio.