Horatio Alger Feature Article



Thomas C. Cundy

Chairman / CEO / Founder

Tom Cundy was raised in the small town of Bellevue, Kentucky. Tom parlayed his tennis skills from a Kentucky State High School Championship to a scholarship at Florida State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Psychology. Upon graduation, he joined the USMC and attained the rank of captain.

In 1958,Tom began his insurance career and developed his business, CUNDY, into one of the leading privately held employee benefit consulting firms in the country.

Highlights of his career include being a member of the Million Dollar Round Table for 45 consecutive years, maintaining his position as the leading consultant for the largest disability insurer in the U.S., and involvement with Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence / Integration for 1000+ companies. Tom's client list includes: the world's largest brewery, textile company, truck rental company, multi-media company and many more.

A strong advocate for educational and youth athletic programs, Tom continues to provide equipment and scholarships for students throughout Kentucky and Florida. In 1999 Tom received the "Friend of the Year" award from St. Thomas University.

In honor of his humble beginnings and life achievements, Tom is a recipient of the prestigious Horatio Alger award for the Year 2000, which was presented in Washington, D.C. in May of 2000.

Click here to view the feature on Tom Cundy, as presented in the Horatio Alger Awards' Only in America book. For additional features on Thomas Cundy, please visit our News Archives page.

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