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Tom Stillman
Chairman and Governor, St. Louis Blues

Tom Stillman, a lifelong hockey fan, became Chairman and Governor of the St. Louis Blues on May 9, 2012.

Stillman is also Chairman and CEO of Summit Distributing, a St. Louis-based beer distributor. He entered the beer business in 1994 with the acquisition of a local wholesaler.

Stillman is a former lawyer. From 1988 to 1993, he was with the U.S. Department of Commerce, in Washington, D.C., where he was Chief Counsel for Export Administration, responsible for legal aspects of national security-based controls on sensitive exports. From 1978 to 1988, he was with the New York law firm Dewey, Ballantine, Bushby, Palmer & Wood, working from the firm’s New York and Washington offices.

Stillman was born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1978. He attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, where he played hockey and soccer before graduating in 1974.

Stillman serves on the boards of the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund; Commerce Bank, St. Louis Region; the St. Louis Sports Commission and the Logos School.

Tom and his wife, the former Mary T. Danforth, live in St. Louis and have three children: John, Isabelle, and Anna.


The Blues ownership group is as follows:

Thomas H. Stillman Chairman & CEO, Summit Distributing
Jerald L. Kent Chairman & CEO, Suddenlink Communications, CEO, Cequel III
Donn S. Lux Chairman & CEO, Luxco
James A. Cooper Managing Partner, Thompson Street Capital Partners
Jo Ann Taylor Kindle President, Enterprise Holdings Foundation
W. Stephen Maritz Chairman & CEO, Maritz Inc.
Edward M. Potter Private investor
Mr. & Mrs. Andrew C. Taylor Mr. Taylor is Chairman & CEO of Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
David L. Steward Chairman, World Wide Technology, Inc.
James P. Kavanaugh CEO, World Wide Technology, Inc.
John C. Danforth Partner, Dowd Bennett LLP, Former U.S. Senator, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Christopher B. Danforth Owner & CMO, Kennelwood Pet Resorts
James L. Johnson Senior Vice President, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
Scott B. McCuaig Former President, Stifel Nicolaus & Co.
John S. Ross, Jr. President, Summit Development Group
Thomas F. Schlafly Partner, Thompson Coburn, Founder, The Saint Louis Brewery