About

Background

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Tom Cheaney was born and raised in Gainesville, Texas.  He married his wife, Carrie, in 2007.  They have two children, Bradley and Emily.



Favorite Things

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Tom enjoys spending time with his wife and kids.  He enjoys hiking in state parks and other interesting places that automobiles can't go.  Tom is a fan of almost every sport but his favorite has always been basketball.  Tom & Carrie are supporters of Mean Green athletics at the University of North Texas.


Civic & Volunteer Activities (Past & Present)

  • Member, Kiwanis Club of Gainesville, Texas
  • Member, Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce
  •  Board Member - Supervisory Committee Chair, NASCOGA Federal Credit Union 

Work Experience

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From 2009 to 2018, Tom started as an Accountant and worked up to the position of Financial Controller at Zodiac Seats US, a global manufacturing company that produces commercial aircraft seats.  Prior to his time at Zodiac Aerospace, Tom gained valuable experience in financial services & banking as a Loan Officer for NASCOGA Federal Credit Union from 2005 to 2008. 


The Cheaney family has had a saddle maker in every generation dating back to at least 1850.  Tom studied the art of saddle making under the direction of his father, Bruce, who is a 5th generation saddle maker that also makes bits and spurs.  Tom credits this experience for giving him a sincere appreciation for attention to detail and quality of work in every endeavor. 


Education

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Concentration: Accounting 

Oklahoma Christian Univerity


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Major: Accounting 

Oklahoma Christian University


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)

Major: Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management 

University of North Texas


Associate of Science (AS)

North Central Texas College


Certificate in Management

Southern Methodist University