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Thomas W. Tedford

Also Known As Tom Tedford

CEO of ACCO Brands

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Tom Tedford is the President and Chief Executive Officer of ACCO Brands Corp, Inc.(ACCO). Prior to this role, Mr. Tedford served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 2021 to 2023. He joined the company in 2010 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing and Product Development. From 2011 to 2021, Mr. Tedford served first as Executive Vice President and President of ACCO Brands Americas, and ultimately became Executive Vice President and President, ACCO Brands, North America. During his tenure, he successfully led the operational, cultural and leadership integrations of key strategic acquisitions, the introduction of new products and the development of new markets.

Mr. Tedford earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas – Sam M. Walton College of Business and has completed the Advanced Management Program at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. He is currently a member of City of Hope’s National Business Products Council and serves on the Walton College of Business Dean’s Executive Advisory Board at the University of Arkansas.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration - University of Arkansas – Sam M. Walton College of Business
  • Advanced Management Program - Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management


  • ACCO Brands Corp - CEO