Tom Stocking was born in Whitefish and attended the University of Montana, obtaining an accounting degree from the UM School of Business Administration in 1973. He became a CPA in 1975. Since 1992 he has served as Controller for Muralt’s Management Co. before retiring in 2015. Other career highlights are: staff accountant and partner at Stover & Stover Accountants; work as an independent CPA; and managing partner for JCCS’s CPA office in Missoula. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the Montana Society of CPAs, Missoula Business Builders, and the Missoula Chamber of Commerce. Tom has served as ORI Board President several times and Board Chair of the National Association of Credit Managers – Inland Northwest.