Thomas Wright Partner, President, Principal Broker - Park City, UT
Thomas Wright was born and raised in Utah. During high school, Thomas was selected to be a United States Senate Page by Senator Orrin Hatch and former Senator Jake Garn. He then graduated from Quince Orchard High School in the Washington D.C. metro area. In 1997, he graduated from the University of Utah with two Bachelor of Art degrees: Marketing and Russian.
In 2008, Thomas was invited to become an owner and now serves as the President and Principal Broker of Summit Sotheby's International Realty after the prestigious firm of Lewis Wolcott & Dornbush Real Estate became affiliated with Sotheby's International Realty. Since that time, the company has grown its gross yearly sales volume through aggressive recruiting and strategic planning from $135 million in 2008 to $1 billion in 2013.
Prior to joining Summit Sotheby's International Realty, he was a top-producing sales agent with Prudential Utah Real Estate, served as the marketing director for Coldwell Banker Premier Realty, and was a partner of one of the largest real estate photography companies in the United States. During this time, Thomas was responsible for the marketing initiatives for several hundred real estate agents in offices all across the state of Utah. He also implemented many innovative and successful real estate marketing strategies and ventures that have influenced the residential real estate brokerage industry across the country and co-authored two patents related to online lead generation. Thomas has used his background to speak to large and small groups nationally about lead generation, effective management of leads, innovative sales techniques, social media and web site creation.
Thomas took full advantage of the skiing at Park City Mountain Resort as he grew up in the 1970s and as a member of Glenwild Country Club in Park City, he knows what Park City has to offer. Thomas enjoys traveling the world, which has included a three-week safari in Africa, a two-week golf excursion to Scotland, an Arctic Circle fishing adventure for Northern Pike and a six-week stay with his family in southern France.
Thomas is a civically minded citizen and has been elected and appointed to serve on several key organizations in the community. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the United Way, which serves Salt Lake, Summit and Davis Counties and was recently recognized with one of the organization's highest honors for its efforts to dramatically change the delivery of early education in Utah. He also served as the Chairman of the Utah Republican Party, the Salt Lake County Republican Party and was a member of the Republican National Committee (RNC). In 2012, Thomas cast all of Utah's 40 votes for Mitt Romney at the Republican National Convention.
Thomas was married to Caroline Wright in 1998 and together, they have three daughters and one son. Caroline was raised in Newport Beach, California and holds a Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. She is also a fluent Spanish speaker.