Tom earned his B.S. in Journalism from Radford University – Virginia and MBA from the A. B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University in 1989.  He is a retired U. S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel, having served 21 years as a Naval Aviator flying A-4 Skyhawks retiring in 2001.  He served in the first Gulf War and in senior staff positions in operations from squadron and battalion to division levels.  For the past 20 years he was a Senior Manager with Hibernia National Bank/Capital One in Commercial Banking based out of New Orleans.  He retired from Banking in 2020.  He also serves on the Board of Directors of New Orleans Maritime and Military Academy.  He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars & American Legion, and  the Committee Chair of Judges for the Awards Committee of Slidell Little Theatre and holds the commission of Colonel on the Staff of the Governor of Kentucky in the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels..  He has also served on the Executive Board of the Deutsches Haus in New Orleans and served three years as President.  He resides in Country Club and is married to the former Michon Breisacher.

Appointed by Louisiana State Representative, District 90, Mary DuBuisson, exp. July 2023.