Episode 44: Tom Manatos - Spotify
Today we hear from Tom Manatos, the Vice President of Government Relations at Spotify. Tom has had a very interesting career.
Tom spent nine years working for Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He also worked for the DNC and the Presidential Inaugural Committee. Simultaneously, in his spare time, he was creating the go-to place for finding a job or internship on Capitol Hill: Tom Manatos Jobs.
Tom grew up in a political family in Maryland. Tom's grandfather moved from Wyoming to Maryland in the early 1900s to work in the U.S. Senate. When President Kennedy got elected, he hired Tom's grandfather to be his Senate Liaison - the first Greek American to work in White House. Tom’s Dad worked in the Carter administration.
Tom got his start working as a Senate Page at age 16, and from there he was off and running.
Along the way, he fell in love - with a Republican! Now they're married with kids, and we get advice on how to navigate political discussions with those you care about.
Tom is smart and hard working. If you are looking for a job or internship, I encourage you to check out his job site.