In Memoriam Thomas Domanico – 1941-2015

On August 24, 2015, the Medical Advertising profession lost one of its most notable members.

Thomas Domanico was widely considered one of the industry’s brightest creative minds, with a long history of outstanding work. He was also a skilled manager and leader. He joined Vicom, a small, six-man agency in San Francisco, and built it into Draft/FCB, a 600-member industry-leading ad agency, serving as its chairman and CEO.

Tom was a gentleman in every sense of the word. He was always first to pitch in when something needed to be done or someone needed help.

Tom was one of the first to support the Medical Advertising Hall of Fame, and served two years as its chairperson. Fittingly, in 2014, after his retirement made him eligible, he was inducted into the Hall he had helped to build. His induction Dinner was special for the many people he had worked with and helped during his time in the industry.

While Tom’s career was exceptional, and his accomplishments many, perhaps the greatest tribute to him was that so many people always referred to him the same way, “Tom is one of the good guys.”

His many friends in the industry and the MAHF will miss him.

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