Tom Arkell joined the Monogram Club Board of Directors in 2011 to serve a three-year term ending in 2014.
Arkell is a partner in the law firm of Dunn, Willard, Arkell, Bugg, Patterson & Herr, LLP, focusing in the areas of employment law and business immigration primarily representing institutions of higher education. He serves as Counsel to the Board of Trustees of a state university in Illinois.
A native of Vernon, British Columbia, Arkell comes from an athletic family, as his father, Ken, is a retired B.C. Supreme Court Justice who played professional football for the BC Lions in the Canadian Football League.
Before coming to Notre Dame, he played in the British Columbia Junior Hockey League for the Nanaimo Clippers where he earned Rookie of the Year honors in 1988-89. With the Irish, Arkell served as a defenseman from 1990-94 and became the first ever monogram winner from British Columbia after earning a letter his freshman season. He received the team's academic excellence award for the 1992-93 season - the same season the team traveled to Switzerland.
After graduating in 1994, Arkell earned his law degree from Notre Dame in 1997.
In his spare time, Arkell volunteers as a youth travel hockey coach and is on the board of directors of a youth hockey association in Bloomington, Ill.
Arkell and his wife, Tracey, have three children: Katy, Dawson and Delaney.