Tom has owned a general contracting company since 1993.
He also serves as Chairman of GOP Precinct 118 in Tulsa County.
Before moving to Tulsa, Tom worked in finance and marketing at Union Pacific Railroad in Omaha, and spent six years in South Africa with Fluor-Daniels.
He spent four years in the Marine Corps, attaining the rank of sergeant.
Tom dropped out of high school, but earned a GED, then a BA in Business/Accounting from Cal State Fullerton, and an MBA from Stanford.