• 2019 Recipient
    NYU School of Professional Studies
    Sports Business Society
    Tisch Institute for Global Sport

Meet Tom

Tom has gone from the shock of finding out he had cancer to the glory of beating it AND showing others how goal setting, commitment and tenacity helped him beat this dreaded disease.


After Tom conquered cancer (5+ years NED) and subsequently survived a heart attack, he turned his focus to becoming a champion for men’s health.

Tom is a Board Member at ZERO Cancer, Peer Reviewer & Mentor for the DoD’s (Department of Defense) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP), and serves on the Board at the North Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition.  He also served on the boards at Mary Crowley Cancer Research and Cancer University.  He was a volunteer (fitness instructor) at the Baylor Scott & White Cancer Health & Wellness Center.

Tom was the recipient of the the 2019 LAUREN BEAM PHILANTHROPY AWARD at the New York University Sports Business Society Awards at the Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport for his

“dedication and contributions toward philanthropic efforts that resulted in significant, positive effects on the world of sports and beyond.”

Tom earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Finance at the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee. His career spanned several decades in technology and security (cyber and physical).  He served as Technology Chair for the North Texas ASIS Chapter and Secretary for the North Texas Crime Commission Cybercrime Committee. He is also a graduate of the FBI Citizens’ Academy, DPS Citizens’ Academy, Plano CERT, member of the FBI Infragard and U.S. Secret Service North Texas Electronic Crimes Task Force.

He served on the advisory board for Groundwire, an organization that leverage’s the world’s technologies to connect troubled youth with the gospel of Jesus.  Tom was a professional hockey instructor for the Dallas Stars.  He is also an 11-time Ironman (personally sponsored by Subaru) and 6-time Mountainman Winter Triathlon finisher (personally sponsored by NordicTrack).

Tom lives in Dallas, Texas with his wife, Lauren. They have two married children and three grandchildren.

What Others are Saying

Tom is inspirational, choosing to apply his tremendous experience as a business executive and athlete to his own journey with cancer, as well as helping others. His example of discipline, informed decision-making, and advocacy are applicable to anyone dealing with adversity, not just cancer survivors.

Paul Taylor

Paul Taylor, Regional Administrator, FEMA

Adversity doesn’t necessarily build character, it exposes one’s character and Tom Hulsey’s outstanding character and sheer determination was and continues to be on display throughout his journey fighting cancer. He is passionate about making a difference in the lives of others who are faced with the challenges of life.

James Capra

James Capra, Front Line Leadership Group

This challenge (cancer) have only made him more resilient, determined, and willing to look outside of himself to help others. Tom cannot and will not be stopped on the path to personal victory. The path he has chosen is one that puts all others before himself in order to achieve his definition of success

Anthony Salerno

Anthony Salerno, Sensato Cyber Security Solutions

Tom’s story is one of great loss, resilience and ultimately perseverance. He turned his battle with prostate cancer into a teachable moment for not only cancer survivors, but for anyone facing adversity in life. His advocacy and spirit have touched many lives.

Jim Greenwood

Jim Greenwood CEO, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

As a prostate cancer medical oncologist, Tom’s compelling story and approach to problem solving is likely to be of significant interest to many of my patients. This coupled with his donation of the net profits from his book to provide funding for prostate cancer research is a win-win for all.

Robert Dreicer

Robert Dreicer, M.D., University of Virginia Cancer Center

Tom’s personal drive and focus is exemplified in his completion of multiple Ironman triathlons. And he epitomizes servant leadership; puts it out there for others without expectations for himself

Dave Casey

Dave Casey CEO Calvus Cloud, LLC

Tom is a wealth of knowledge and a wonderful mentor for other men. His book will prove a valuable tool to men and their families, whether they are battling prostate cancer, at risk for the disease, or just looking to make a positive change. Tom’s mindset has always been positive, and not only is he a steadfast athlete and dedicated member of the ZERO family, he’s a valuable advocate with pro-active healthcare and lifestyle advice for men.

Amanda Singer

Amanda Singer, Former Marketing & Communications Manager, ZERO The End of Prostate Cancer

I believe God places people on this Earth to not only learn but to teach others. I am sure that Tom was placed to teach cancer survivors what it means to survive and thrive when you get a cancer diagnosis. Every week Tom volunteers his time to help me motivate and coach survivors to be healthy and strong. I am so honored to get to work along side such an authentic, motivated, strong and amazing man.

Pam Patrick

Pam Patrick, BA, ACSM Certified Power2BFit,LLC

Everyone responds to tragedy differently. Some give up, some curse God, and some amaze us with their God given resilience. Not everyone is tested like Tom. But for those who are, here is a real-life example of how to turn disaster into success

Max Toy

Max Toy, CEO, Paladin Associates, Inc.

Tom’s bright outlook has always amazed me. His ability to handle family, work, and sport is truly an art an Tom was exceptional at this task.  With life comes changes, Tom had to work with his Mom and Dad though their challenges, and then with own – cancer. All the time having a positive outlook! His motto resonates, “Life Is Not A Spectator Sport!” Enjoy his wisdom

Jim Hoyt, Founder, Richardson Bike Mart

Jim Hoyt, Founder, Richardson Bike Mart

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