Tom is a native New Mexican and graduated with a BA from the University of New Mexico. He also holds an Applied Sciences Degree in Funeral Service. Tom is the President and CEO of the French Family of Companies which include French Funerals & Cremations, Best Friends Pet Cremation, and the Cremation Society of NM.
He currently sits on the Board of Albuquerque Economic Development, the Rotary Club of ABQ-charitable foundation and New Mexico Mutual. Tom also serves as a trustee of the Albuquerque Community Foundation. He has also served on the board and is Past Chair of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, board member and Past Campaign Chair for United Way of Central NM, Past President of Rotary Club of Albuquerque, Past President of Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM, and a former Honorary Commander for the Safety Center at Kirtland Air Force Base.