Tom Briese is a fourth generation corn and soybean farmer from Albion, Nebraska. He is a graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the University of Nebraska College of Law. Prior to his appointment as Treasurer, he served in the Nebraska Legislature for 7 years, most recently serving on the Revenue Committee and chairing the Executive Board. He previously chaired the General Affairs Committee. He is married to his wife Joan, with whom he has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.