After 30 years of practicing law, Thomas Costello left the corporate world to advocate for diversity and inclusion in Michigan. He became President and CEO of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion in March 2008. This human rights and social justice organization is dedicated to building sustainable inclusive communities in Michigan. Prior to joining the Michigan Roundtable, he served on its Board of Directors and was general counsel and vice president for an information technology company in Detroit. His early practice years included work in criminal and juvenile justice.