Thomas W. Baldwin, 2010 Honoree

Chief knowledge officer
Reed Smith LLP
Los Angeles
First job:
"I caddied at the local country club, waking up at 5 a.m. on the weekends and riding my bike 5 miles each way."
Most valuable career advice:
"To be successful, you have to build a team that is more talented than you are."
If I were not in this business, I would probably be...
"a teacher or a woodworker."
Ask me to do anything but...
"fill out expense reports."
Recreational best:
"I ran track at the University of Southern California and was once ranked seventh in the country in the 1,500-meter run."
Favorite sport:
"I love going to USC football games. Nothing better than watching a game in November when it's 75 degrees!"
What's the most interesting thing people don't know about you?
"I was a Big Brother volunteer."
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