Tommy was born and raised in the New River Valley area. He received his BS in Finance from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech in 1979. Immediately following graduation, he began his career working for the agency. He is a graduate of the AETNA Home Office Insurance School and received his Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC) designation in 1991.
He is a Past President of Blacksburg Country Club, Past President of the Rotary Club of Montgomery County, Past Chairman of the Independent Insurance Agents of Virginia and past board member of the Blacksburg Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he serves as President of the MBC Development Corporation of Montgomery County and is a member of Blacksburg Baptist Church. Some of his favorite external activities include anything VT sports, time at the beach, road trips with family and friends and cheering on the H2okies!