USDOT/PHMSA/Office of Pipeline Safety (OPS)
Tom has been a Community Liaison for the Western Region, which is in Lakewood, CO, since August 20, 2009. From 2002 -2009 he was the State Liaison Representative (SLR). His role in the OPS focuses on enhancing communications with Stakeholders including the Western Region States Pipeline Safety Programs. Tom attended the Colorado School of Mines from majoring in Petroleum Engineering. He has over 40 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Prior to October 1999, he was employed by Cathodic Protection Services, working mainly in the cathodic protection of well casings and pipelines. Mr. Finch has completed the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Cathodic Protection (CP) Level 1 thru Level 3 Courses. He joined OPS on October 12, 1999.