Who Are We?


Tom Scott, Chairman

Tom Scott is co-founder of Nantucket Nectars.  Through unique, grass roots, relationship-based marketing and innovative production, Nantucket Nectars grew to national prominence, putting it on the “Inc. 500” list of fastest growing U.S. companies five years in a row.  In 2002, Tom and his partner sold Nantucket Nectars to Cadbury Schweppes.

Following Nantucket Nectars, Tom began a career in film and television.  In 2004 he formed Plum TV with a group of partners and took on the role of Chairman.  Plum owned and operated a network of stations around the country and received more than 14 Emmy awards.

Tom’s work in media also grew to include a number of credits among which are those as creator and producer of numerous television ads for companies such as Nike, BMW and Bank of America.  He also created and produced the HBO television series The Neistat Brothers.  In 2010 Tom produced the feature-length film Daddy Longlegs which received the rare double honor of being selected to both the Cannes and Sundance Film Festivals.  His work on Daddy Longlegs also won Tom an Independent Spirit award.  Most recently Tom produced and released a documentary film entitled Apple Pushers featuring the actor Ed Norton.

Currently Tom is focused on The Nantucket Project which he co-founded last year.  The goal of The Nantucket Project is to bring together leaders from a wide range of disciplines to explore the most relevant, cutting-edge ideas and examine the implications they have for culture, society and business.  Speakers at the 2011 event included Eric Schmidt, Larry Summers, Dean Kamen, Rahm Emaunuel and Craig Venter, among others.

Tom is enrolled at the Yale Divinity School where he is a candidate in the Master of Divinity program.  He received a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.  He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife, Emily and their two sons.   Tom is an avid pilot and surfer.

Kate Brosnan, Executive Director

Kate has been a passionate Nantucket resident for over 30 years. Her commitment to the island has been carried out through her tireless participation on several boards including; Big Brothers Big Sisters, ASAP the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, and the Nantucket Comedy Festival. Kate was the Executive Director of Juice Guys Care, the philanthropic arm of the juice company Nantucket Nectars. Her work as Director helped support several island organizations including Big Brothers Big Sisters,The African Meeting House,Tom Nevers Field and more.

Kate's latest role has been that of General Manager and Host of Emmy award winning Plum TV Nantucket. She has become the face and welcoming spirit to thousands of interesting people that visit the island each year. She has had her finger on the pulse of the islands most important issues and her leadership on the island is invaluable. Kate has a deep love and knowledge of the island having lived there for so long and having raised her two children there. She will continue to support the island community that makes Nantucket such a special place.

Founding Circle

Our Founding Circle is comprised of a group of individuals that had the vision and resources to bring The Nantucket Project to life.

Advisory Board

Our Advisory Board consists of a remarkable group of people who bring unique experience, intelligence, creativity, vitality and sense of purpose to our endeavor.

* denotes our managing board members