Serving his country, his community and his customers....
It's not every day that you come across someone with an unparalleled dedication to their country, community and customers, but that's what separates Tom Castriota from the others. With more accomplishments before the age of 40 than most of us ever accomplish in a lifetime, Tom Castriota is in a league of his own.
He first enlisted in the Marines on May 12, 1975. From there he would go on to spend 27 years active as well as in the reserves. His awards range from the Defense Meritorious Service Medal to the Iraq Campaign Medal. He's been assigned to the J-3 Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq and has carried out duties such as the coordination of the establishment of Iraq's National Operational Command Center.
Despite all that he's accomplished, the veteran has remained incredibly humble. "Our philosophy is to try to do it right, every day. Do it honestly and do it correctly,"Tom says. That happens to be the exact same philosophy that won him the
In addition to being a Marine veteran. Tom has also been recognized throughout the dealer network on both the state and national level. As the past chairman of the Florida Automobile Dealers and the current Florida Director to the National Automobile Dealers Association and Time Magazine Dealer of the Year!!!
When Tom isn't working, he can be found serving on a number of boards and groups throughout his community. Tom has sat on numerous non-profit boards including the University of Tampa Board of Trustees, Port Richey and Trinity Rotary clubs, Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired, Pasco United way and the Board of Trustees Bayonet Regional Medical Center.
At the end of the day, Tom and his wife Anita have been married for 31 years. Together they have a son and a daughter.