Thomas Carr has been the Director of National Policy at the American Lung Association since October 2010 and held the title of Manager, National Policy and Policy Analyst with the Lung Association prior to that. In this role, he directs state and local tobacco control advocacy efforts for the Lung Association and is the primary author/editor of the Lung Association's annual State of Tobacco Control report. He also oversees the American Lung Association's State Legislated Actions on Tobacco Issues project, an online database/website of state tobacco control laws. Carr is one of the country's most knowledgeable experts on state tobacco control laws and policies.
Prior to his time at the American Lung Association, Carr worked for the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids and as a field organizer for the South Dakota Democratic Party. He has a B.A. in political science from Gettysburg College.