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I aim to leave people better off than when I first met them, whether that’s providing advice, lending a hand, listening, empathizing, being a resource, etc.
Like many college students setting foot in the classroom with dreams of making the world a better place, Thomas Cunningham had similar aspirations. As a graduate from Robert Morris University – Orland Park, Cunningham earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Management. Years later, his passion and determination continue as he finds himself seated at his desk as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MioMed Orthopaedics, Inc.
During his college career at RMU, Cunningham played collegiate baseball for the RMU Eagles. He reminds us that his college diploma may have helped him to get job interviews, but it was the experiences he had while at RMU and on the team that helped shape, discipline, and imbed good habits leading to perseverance, resilience, and work ethic. Cunningham excelled both on and off the field. In 2003, he was named with the Team MVP Award and the Academic All-American Honor Senior Season for Baseball. In the classroom, Cunningham recognizes RMU’s excellent faculty and attributes this to “their roles in different businesses and industries which provide great insight and real world knowledge to students.” Cunningham took his educational experience seriously and by the time he graduated he had been inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society.
Having taken on a variety of different opportunities in his professional career, Cunningham finds value in building a diverse set of career experiences. He adds, “the experience I have gained in three different industries has afforded me a lot of great life experiences and growth of an expansive network filled with bright minds in finance, healthcare and technology.” Cunningham demonstrates relentless enthusiasm for growth and development and has a strong desire to make a positive impact on the world through helping others – and he believes that this has been significant in propelling him forward in his career. It is his personal motto to “aim to leave people better off than when I first met them, whether that’s providing advice, lending a hand, listening, empathizing, being a resource, etc.”
Outside of the workplace, Cunningham engages with a number of organizations as a volunteer. He is a regular volunteer for the American Cancer Society annual fundraisers and devotes additional time to the American Heart Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as well as volunteering at food shelters. During the summer season, Thomas dedicates his efforts to the Can Do Kids Camp where he promotes nutrition and exercise habits for children between the ages of 8-14 in a two-week health and wellness camp for 30-40 kids each summer.