Tom Borders received his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and an M.A. from the University of Michigan. He is co-founder and former CEO of Borders Books Shop, Inc. He is currently President of Midtown Group, Inc. and the manager of Sixth Street Films. Borders is a Director of the Bank of Ann Arbor and is on the Board of Directors of the Tapestry Foundation. He is former Chair of the Harry Ransom Center Advisory Council, and has been a member of the Council for ten years. He and his wife Carmel live in Austin.