Thom Gossom Jr. is an American actor, writer, and communications professional. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, he received his Bachelor of Arts in communications from Auburn University where he was the first black athlete in the Southeastern Conference to walk on, earn a full scholarship and graduate. Gossom furthered his education with a Master of Arts in communication from The University of Montevallo in Alabama. He is owner and President of Best Gurl Inc. a communications firm. Gossom’s career has spanned film, television and the stage. Gossom also writes a current events blog, “As I SEE It”. When not writing, producing or acting, Gossom is a frequent speaker for universities, corporation and civic organizations.