Tom Zender joined the Unity International "executive team in 2001, just 5 days after September 11. He had been an active member of the Tustin, California Unity Church during the prior six years. Tom has 36 years of extensive experience in management, marketing, and strategic development, including executive positions at General Electric, Honeywell, and ITT. He has been an officer of three publicly held corporations and a board member of two nonprofit organizations. Tom holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas. He is the first president and CEO of Unity who is not a member of the founding Fillmore family.
"Unity is a worldwide ministry of prayer, publishing and education that helps people of all faiths apply positive spiritual principles in their daily lives. The organization has supported millions of people during its 113 year history." 
"om holds a Business Administration degree from Ottawa University, with focus areas of management, marketing, and information technology. He has been instrumental in AGNT's participation in the Abraham Reunion and the Harvard University Abraham Path Initiative for interfaith dialog, economic development and peacemaking in the Middle East and Holy Land. Tom has initiated a Peace Initiative within his Unity of Tustin community." 
- Leadership Council, Association for Global New Thought
- Founding Signatory (2008), Evolutionary Leaders Forum