Tom received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in 1988. He worked for Heneghan and Associates P.C. from 1988 to 1994 and with Juneau Associates, Inc. from 1994 to 2002. He became County Engineer for Jersey County in 2003. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Illinois and Missouri. Tom served as President of the Illinois Association of County Engineers in 2012. He has been active on many committees with the association including presently serving as the Illinois Director on the National Association of County Engineers (NACE) board. Tom and his wife Michelle have 3 boys. They enjoy attending their kidsí activities and traveling.