Retired owner operator of Morris Meadows LLC, Farm Equipment and Supply, Mebane Tractor and Equipment and Morris Meadows Cattle Company. Retired Vice President and General Manager of Verizon and GTE Telephone Operations managing multi-state operations. Director of Network Planning, Engineering and Construction for GTE Media Ventures Nationwide, Numerous Management duties for Verizon, General Telephone Company, Central Telephone Company and ITT Technologies. Viet Nam Veteran 68-69. Served as President of WV Telephone Association, Virginia Telephone Association, United Way of the Virginias, President of Alamance County Cattlemen Association, Durham-Orange Cattlemen Association, VP of NC Cattlemen Association and numerous other organizations. Tom holds of Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management, certifications in Finance from Duke University and over 4,000 hours of electronic, data and technology training.