Tom was a successful entrepreneur and business owner with over thirty-five years of experience in operations, sales, real estate development, and business start-ups. He co-founded TITLE Boxing Club and was Chairman for 16 years; the brand has over 140 units open and 500 sold.
Additionally, Tom started Global Connections, Inc., one of the nation’s largest travel clubs, in 1996. In just thirteen years, the business went from zero to over 150,000 members resulting in $80 million in gross revenue in 2008. The business employs 150 throughout four offices across the US.
Tom was also a Commercial Property Owner, a Restaurateur, and the founder of GSI Sports, a sports management company that provides youth tournaments, leagues, and camps.
Tom has been recognized as Kansas Business Man of the Year, and Women’s Business Association’s Man of the Year, earning Cadillac’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
Tom passed away on October 17, 2023. Tom was not just a partner; he was a Franworth board member, a visionary leader, a mentor, a husband, a father, and a friend to many. His impact on Franworth helped to lay the foundation for what it is today. Tom’s estate remains a shareholder with Franworth.