Tom’s extensive financial background and deep understanding of the importance of service to others have prepared him to effectively lead the country’s largest United Methodist foundation. After serving for five years as senior vice president and chief financial officer, he became president of the Texas Methodist Foundation in 1993. His visionary leadership has resulted in significant growth and service to the United Methodist community. The Foundation provides resources that strengthen the ability of United Methodist churches, institutions, and individuals to advance Christian ministries. These resources include investments, loans, grants and endowment guidance for United Methodist churches and agencies, as well as investments, planned giving services and clergy and lay leadership platforms, and stewardship education.
Prior to joining the Foundation, he spent five years as executive vice president of Georgetown National Bank overseeing the institution’s lending, personnel and investment matters. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Tom later completed study at the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
As a lifelong United Methodist, Tom’s appreciation for the outreach of the Church and other not-for-profit organizations are an important part of his life. He currently sits on boards of Perkins School of Theology, Texas Wesleyan University where he is currently Vice Chair of their board, and Project Transformation. Tom is the immediate past President of NAUMF – National Association of United Methodist Foundations. He formerly served on the boards of the United Methodist Church Foundation and the Board of Visitors at Southwestern University. He is an active member of First United Methodist Church in Georgetown where he has served in numerous leadership roles.
Tom previously served on the board of Independent Bank of Austin and the board of the Austin Area Research Organization (AARO). He has also served as president of the Georgetown Rotary Club and chair for Handcrafts Unlimited, a non-profit consignment shop for senior citizens. In addition, he was co-chair for Southwestern University’s annual development campaign and worked with the Georgetown Independent School District Citizens Advisory Committee studying present and future facility needs and funding options.
Tom is married to Cindy Locke, formerly Associate Vice President for University Relations at Southwestern University. He has three children, Cate, Collin and Thomas, and three stepsons, Tyler, Cameron and Cullen Davies.