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About Thomas Raye Stokes
Tom, originally from New Jersey and raised in New Orleans, currently resides on a farm in the Dallas area with his long-term girlfriend, Brittany. He has four children, ranging in age from 36 to 11 years old. His oldest daughter, Victoria, graduated from LSU Medical as an RN BSN and is now an NP. Brennan, his youngest son, is a quarterback, and his youngest daughter, Parker, is passionate about soccer. Tom is also a proud grandfather to Zoe, who resides in Los Angeles with his oldest son, Matt. Having achieved 30 years of sobriety, he is an active member of Friends of Bill W. and strongly involved in charity work. As a Roman Catholic, he finds great joy in photography, camping, playing guitars, fast cars, and primarily listening to rock 'n' roll music.
In his role at MOVINGIRON, Tom leads sales and marketing, driving the growth of advertising revenue with teams located in Dallas, Fort Worth, OKC, Chicago, and New Orleans. He also oversees the communication team, focusing on business-to-business strategy and ensuring client brand experiences are optimized for maximum return on investment. Tom is a strong advocate for strategic alliances, recognizing their effectiveness in delivering messages as a united team and enabling clients to make the most of their investments in various channels, including Sports+PLUS, with the aid of his unique software developed in part by NuVuez, a software technology company he founded.
While not a professional journalist, Tom enjoys writing about topics that interest him, such as music, football, fast cars, bikes, and whatever is on his mind. His writing style is straightforward, direct, and not afraid to use colorful language. He welcomes feedback and encourages readers to explore his stories and photographs on his blog.
Alongside his professional endeavors, Tom is dedicated to giving back to the community. One cause that holds a special place in his heart is the Waldo Burton Boys Home in New Orleans, LA, where he was raised. Tom actively supports this orphanage and other notable charitable causes each year, making a positive impact on the lives of those in need.
TV, Movie, and Music Projects:
In 2006, Tom founded LOUD Media, which combines his expertise in the car business with the entertainment industry. LOUD Entertainment, headquartered in Dallas, TX, represents A-listers and emerging stars in movies, television, music, and sports. Tom has worked with renowned personalities such as Kid Rock, Gene Simmons of KISS, Jeremy Piven, Chazz Palminteri, Warrant, Eddie Money, Post Malone, Vince Neil of Motley Crue, and more.
Tom has produced dealership infomercials, and the movie "The Goods" was based on his life. He co-created and produced "WAR of ROCK TV" with Darren DPaul Wise, Dana Strum, and Mark Slaughter of the rock band SLAUGHTER. He also created and produced "The Drew Pearson Show" on FOX Sports and "Sports Plus" in Dallas and Chicago. Additionally, he is involved in producing various music-related events and festivals.
Tom founded and produced websites such as WARofROCK.com and RockinTheRedCarpet.com. He served as the executive producer of WeishFest in 2015. Tom also founded LOUD Records and signed artists such as Ashes of Eagles and Atomic Shift. He worked with Randy Jackson of Zebra to produce music with Ashes of Eagles. Furthermore, Tom has been involved in the promotion of music events like BIG 80's FEST (now America Rocks Fest) and has supported artists like Vince Neil of Motley Crue during his tours.
As an executive producer, Tom contributed to the production of the A Bronx Tale One Man Show with Chazz Palminteri, specifically for the Dallas run of the show.
Tom is a co-founder of Legends Sports Wear, collaborating with several NFL legends in the apparel industry.
Check out some of Tom's writings and concert photo's
Car Business Accomplishments:
With 26 years of experience in the car industry, Tom has excelled in various roles, starting from used car sales and rising to become a finance director at a prominent Toyota store. As the founder of Movingiron LLC, he has broken sales event records at multiple dealerships, including a million-dollar 4-day sale at Trophy Nissan and selling 175 units in 4 days at Prestige Ford.
Tom has worked with renowned auto groups such as Potamkin, Roundtree, Bohn Brothers, Van Tuyl, Asbury, Sonic, and more. His expertise spans data compiling, marketing, advertising, social media, and TV/Movie production. With an extensive track record of over 1,500 automotive campaigns across 42 states and three countries, Tom and his core team of experts have consistently delivered outstanding sales and service results for over 15 years.
As a versatile professional, Tom has firsthand experience in every dealership position, including sales. He has opened up markets for Hibernia National Bank, contributed to numerous automotive websites and forums, and pioneered innovative technologies like the automatic vehicle inventory posting system, Inventory Blaster.
Tom's accomplishments extend to training top car dealers, speaking at conventions, and developing groundbreaking systems like the Artificial Response Technology System (V.I.C.), which automates client follow-ups. He is also the founder of Radar Beacon, a traffic control and positioning software, and NuVuez.com, a platform for product promotion through Facebook.
With a focus on empowering the automotive industry, Tom has created successful ventures like TrueInvoice.com, Playbook for Success, and ProAutoJobs.com. His dedication to community involvement is evident through partnerships with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
In his latest project, NavSmart.com, Tom continues to innovate in the auto industry.
favorite TOP 20 tunes:
1. Any and All from Muddy Waters / Buddy Guy
2. Celebration: Kool and the Gang
3. Kickstart My Heart: Mötley Crüe
4. Who's behind the door: Zebra
6. Sweet Home Chicago: Buddy Guy
9. Aint that a kick in the head: Dean Martin
11. Whiskey Bent and Hell Bound: Hank Williams Jr.
13. Crossfire: Stevie Ray Vaughan
15. Two Tickets to Paradise: Eddie Money
16. She's My Cherry Pie: Warrant
17. Start Me Up: Rolling Stones
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