Tom has been in practice since 1973 and is experienced in total needs analysis and financial planning for both individuals and small businesses. Tom is a MDRT Qualifier and for the past several years, has also qualifed for the National Sales Achievement Award and National Quality Award. In 2005, Tom received the prestigious Missouri Insurance and Financial Advisor of the Year Award from NAIFA. He is very active in the industry associations serving in all capacities. Tom also is member and Past-President of The Estate Planning Council of St. Louis. His charitable work includes founding Shelter the Children, serving homeless and abused youth with transitional housing and serving on the board of The Covenant House Missouri and the St. Louis University Bequest and Gift Council.