A native of Northern Greenville County, Tommy grew up in the Blue Ridge community. He attended both public and private schools including Skyland Elementary School and Southside Christian School in Greenville.
After graduating high school, he earned an accounting degree from Bob Jones University and entered graduate school at Clemson.
Tommy founded his own pension compliance firm in 2000. Headquartered in Greer, Stringer Resource Group provides ERISA compliance services for small business owners across the Carolinas. As a business owner, Tommy understands that small businesses like his clients are the backbone of our economy. He believes that governmental regulations and taxes should be decreased so that business owners can do what they do best: create jobs.
Tommy also believes that citizens should give something back to the communities who support them. Before being elected to the General Assembly in 2008, served as a Trustee at Coastal Carolina University. Elected to the Board in 2006, Tommy served as Board Secretary and chairman of the Audit Committee. Currently, he serves on the board of the University Center of Greenville.
Since being elected in 2008, Tommy has served two terms in the House. During that time, he has served on the Agricluture Committee, Education Committee and chaired the House Republican Caucus Tax Reform Committee.