Tom Allen and his wife, Getella, moved to Collierville in 1989 and just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They have two children, five grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree from Tennessee Tech. He was a regional manager for Arcadian Corporation for over 30 years before retiring in 1997. Previously he was owner of a Computer store. An active community volunteer since 1990, Alderman Allen was a founding member of the re-established Collierville Republican Club, serving as President. He was a charter member of the Collierville’s Schilling Farms YMCA, charter member and Vice President of the Collierville Lion's Club.
Throughout his eight years serving the Town as Alderman, Mr. Allen has served on the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Committee, Collierville Planning Commission, the Industrial Development Board, Library Board, Collierville Arts Council, Parks Advisory Board and currently serves on the Design Review Commission. He is a U. S. Army veteran and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A graduate of Leadership Collierville, the Allen’s are members of the Germantown Church of Christ.