Tom Luce was a founding partner of Hughes & Luce, LLP, a prominent Texas law firm. In addition to his legal service, Tom has engaged in public service for more than 30 years. He has been appointed to major posts by Texas governors five times, including Chief Justice pro tempore of the Texas Supreme Court. He served as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education for Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development during the George W. Bush administration and was appointed by the U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader as a member of the Library of Congress board.
He has also been appointed by the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives to the board of a major state agency. From 2007 to 2011, he was founding CEO of the National Math and Science Initiative, Inc. Additionally, Tom served on Dell, Inc.’s Board of Directors from 1991 until 2012. He has co-founded and led various non-profit entities such as: the Texas Business and Education Coalition, Just for Kids, and the National Center for Education Accountability. He presently serves as the Chairman of the Board for the National Math and Science Initiative.