Tom recently retired from Shell Oil Company where he worked for nearly 35 years. He held positions in sales and marketing for most of his early career, managing networks of Shell stations and distributors. He moved on to leadership positions in Engineering and Health & Safety, and had been a General Manager in Information Technology for the last 10 years. He worked in many markets across the USA including Tampa, Miami, New Orleans, Chicago and Houston, and had the opportunity to live and work in the United Kingdom on two occasions.
Tom is a member of Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church, and he has been President of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul COKAS Conference since 2016. Tom has been married to Patty for over 37 years, and they are the parents of two sons, now aged 26 and 29.
He attended the University of Georgia where he earned an undergraduate degree in Journalism and a Master of Business Administration.