Tom Metzger is pleased to now focus over three decades of top-level people and project management, systems development, community-minded service, and his deep knowledge on government procurement to the clients of the McBride Consulting & Business Development Group.
A natural problem solver, people connector, and political strategist, Tom honed these attributes to an incredibly effective edge during his years as Superintendent of Sanitation for the Town of Hempstead, NY. Over the years, Tom’s effort to help get good people — those truly interested in helping people — get elected so they could positively impact their communities proved fruitful.
Tom loves a challenge and is driven to solve any problems he encounters. He sees the big picture and connects the dots to bring the right people together to accomplish the goal. With a lifelong dedication to ensure clean, safe, and responsible environments for residents and employees, he dedicated his time in the municipal solid waste (MSW) industry bridging gaps between government and the private sector. Tom’s involvement ensured that projects were successfully completed while he always looked to identify and forestall future problems, implement creative and effective solutions, and overall improve MSW systems, processes, safety, and management.
After Super Storm Sandy in 2012, Tom was an integral, roll-up-our-shirtsleeves-and-get-it-done leader in the cleanup efforts following the devastation. Tom brought his exceptional organizational abilities to the effort, leading the way to recovery for the Town of Hempstead.
Always vested in his community, Tom spent many years coaching young athletes in soccer, lacrosse, and strength training in the Bay Shore area. He was named East Rockaway Republican Man of the Year in 2000, earned the Congressman Norman Lent Award in 2006, and the Village Pride Party Community Service Award in 2019.
Tom lives in Bay Shore, Long Island with his wife of 33 years, Jacqueline, and their three daughters. He’s a passionate dog owner with four Special Forces-trained dogs of his own, while also breeding dogs that go on to work with the SEALs, Special Forces, or the Police. When not working or spending time with his family, Tom enjoys golfing, fishing, and of course, his daily run with his dogs.