I worked seventeen years for Sears Roebuck and Co. in Dallas, New York and Atlanta. I served the company in local, regional and national management positions. I served three years at Wal-Mart in the corporate offices in Bentonville, Arkansas in a national management position. For twelve years I served in management positions at Data Processing Security, Inc. in Fort Worth followed by four years as the Director of Special Projects for the Federal Home Loan Bank in Dallas. After leaving the bank, I founded my own companies, The International Trade Connection, Inc. in 1991 and Scoma Custom Homes, Inc. in 2008. I am currently still actively managing my companies.
I have been involved in community service since 1988, having served eight years as a City Councilman and Mayor of North Richland Hills, TX which is the third largest city in Tarrant County behind Fort Worth and Arlington. I also served six years on the Birdville ISD Board of Directors including serving as its president. I served twelve years as Chairman of the Tarrant County Fatherhood Coalition before being appointed as a current member of the Board of Directors for the National Fatherhood Initiative in Washington D.C. I served 21 years on the Business Advisory Committee at the Tarrant County College including 12 years as chairman. I have served the past 19 years as chairman of the Northeast Senior Community Forum and the Artisan Theater Board of Directors. I have served on the Texas Health Research and Education Institute Leadership Council and the Tarrant County United Way Early Childhood Committee. I am currently a Texas Silver-Haired Legislator representing Tarrant County in Austin and serving as Chairman of its Strategic Planning Committee.
I have been married to Alice Scoma for 56 years and have two children Dr. Anthony Scoma in Austin, Texas and Dr. Charlece Hughes MD in Fort Worth, Texas. I have two wonderful grandchildren, Anika and Ari Scoma.