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Thomas Norton, 12 Years of Service, Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Thomas Norton is our Senior Vice President of Human Resources. In this role, he is responsible for all human resources functions, including compensation, benefits, succession planning, employee development and organizational effectiveness.

Prior to joining KB Home, Mr. Norton served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer for BJ's Restaurants, Inc., a national restaurant company with over 10,000 employees and more than 80 locations. At BJ’s, Mr. Norton was responsible for recruiting and succession planning, talent development, performance management, team member relations, compensation and benefits.

Previously, Mr. Norton spent more than 14 years with American Golf Corporation, one of the largest and most diverse golf course and country club operations companies in the world. Mr. Norton served as American Golf’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources from 2000 to 2006, and previously held a variety of roles, including Director of Recruiting and Training, Regional Manager and General Manager.

Mr. Norton has served in numerous leadership capacities for charity and non-profit groups including the American Golf Foundation, the National Minority Golf Foundation, the American Heart Association and local community organizations.

Mr. Norton holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Notre Dame, graduating Cum Laude. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree, with honors, from the USC Marshall School of Business.