Chief Executive Officer, Second City Communications
Tom Yorton has particular expertise at the intersection of marketing, communications, change management, and corporate training. His role at The Second City has been to evolve and grow the corporate division of The Second City into the largest and most diverse corporate comedy and improvisational training entity in the world, serving a broad range of Fortune 500 clients and nonprofit organizations.
Yorton's background includes positions as a senior marketing executive at 3COM corporation and Sears, and as a vice president in the advertising firms Hal Riney & Partners and Ogilvy & Mather. He has experience in numerous industries, including high tech, Internet, retail, automotive, airline, fitness, restaurant, lodging, financial services, and healthcare categories.
Yorton writes and speaks widely on his undying belief in the power of improvisation and humor to improve individual performance and to transform organizations.