Tom Butine

Tom Butine

Tom Butine

Board President

Tom grew up and received his engineering degrees in Michigan, and then moved to Seattle to start a 37 year career with Boeing, designing airplanes and the computing systems to help design them better. After earning an MBA in Finance and several management positions in research and development, he concentrated on large-scale complex systems architecture, design, integration, analysis and certification. He is a member of Boeing’s Technical Fellowship, holds patents in systems engineering, and has consulted in engineering since retirement.
Tom is a lifelong avid outdoorsman and spends time hiking, biking and sailing. He and his wife Diane retired to St George in 2010. Working with this citizen’s group is his first experience with involvement in a local community, and he hopes to merge his interest in environmental and energy policy with his engineering background and facts-based, apolitical approach to contribute to the future of this terrific area.