Walter Thomas “Tommy” Shank, CPA joined Gillis Thomas Company on August 1, 1975, the day the company opened the doors for business. He is responsible for all company accounting and tax functions, including property tax assessments.
He was born in Dallas in 1943, (when the old Mercantile National Bank was the tallest building in town) and has lived here most of his life. He received a BBA in accounting from North Texas State University (now UNT) in 1965. After serving 3 years in the U.S. Air Force he returned to Dallas where he worked in both industry and public accounting. Tommy married Mary Kay Vann from Ft. Smith, Arkansas in 1973. They have two grown sons, Vann and wife, Hilary who have two children, Hayes and Hadley and Allen and wife, Angie who have one son, George. During his spare time Tommy enjoys daily exercise, playing the piano and reading.