"Thomas Mitchell Sherak" was an American actor-producer who was president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the 2009–2010 term and re-elected for a second term in August 2010. He was succeeded by Hawk Koch as Academy President in 2012. On September 26, 2013, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti appointed Tom Sherak as director of the newly created Mayor's Entertainment Industry and Production Office. Sherak died on January 28, 2014 in Calabasas, California, of prostate cancer. He was 68.More Tom Sherak on Wikipedia.