(DeCandido's novelizations of the Anderson films)
Tom Hoyt was the Umbrella Corporation's top liaison to the United States Government, a position he had held through four presidential administrations prior to the global T-virus pandemic. He accompanied Dr. Emily Love, whom he thought of as a deranged old woman, to Washington D.C., to brief the president on the rapidly degenerating effort to halt the spread of the T-virus. He was in the Oval Office when one of the Joint Chiefs of Staff succumbed and became a Zomboid. The White House was sealed and his subsequent fate remains unknown.