Thomas J. Chapel, MA, MBA
Chief Evaluation Officer, CDC
Thomas J. Chapel, M.A., M.B.A., serves as CDC’s first Chief Evaluation Officer. In his position Tom strengthens program evaluation and expands evaluation capacity with CDC programs and partners by setting guidelines and standards, and providing hands-on facilitation, training, and practical tools and resources. Mr. Chapel joined CDC in January 2001 as a health scientist and has been providing evaluation leadership ever since. Tom is known nationally for his work in evaluation and his leadership with the American Evaluation Association. He was the 2013 winner of AEA’s Myrdal Government Evaluation Award.
Before joining CDC, Tom was a vice president in the Atlanta office of Macro International (now ICF International), where he directed hundreds of projects and tasks in evaluation and planning for CDC, other Federal agencies, and state, local, and community-based organizations, Mr. Chapel received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his Master of Business Administration and Master of Public Policy degrees from the University of Minnesota.