Tom Anderson is a licensed funeral director who owned and operated the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria for over 30 years. An active community member, Anderson has served on the board of the Alexandria Area Chamber of Commerce and the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission. He is also a board member of Ethos Home Health Care in Fargo-Moorhead and a former board chair of Knute Nelson Health Care in Alexandria.
Anderson is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, with a bachelor's degree in mortuary science. He and his wife, Angie, have two adult children, Kreg and Jack.