Thomas graduated from JMU in 1990 with a degree in Finance. He lives in Staunton,VA with his wife and 3 children. Thomas is a principle in Heritage Hospitality Management, a hotel development and management company specializing in Hilton and Marriott hotels. Thomas also is a partner in Triangle Realtors, a commercial Real Estate development company. He sits on several community and business boards in the Staunton area.