Tom Tobben Named Outstanding Young Professional
Published in the Missourian on October 9, 2019
Tom Tobben, 35, is assistant vice president, commercial loan officer with the Bank of Washington. He has been with the bank nine years.
"When Tom joined the bank in 2010, his first focus was to help develop our credit department, bringing in new ideas and adding tremendous value to our bank. With that success, he transitioned into the role of commercial lender," said Buzz Eckelkamp, Bank of Washington, who nominated Tobben for the Outstanding Young Professional Award.
"Tom exemplifies the bank's goals of anticipating customers' needs and providing our customers value beyond a transaction," Eckelkamp said. "He is consistently researching and deepening his understanding of his customers' industries and is always looking for ways to help his customers."
What sets him apart from other young professionals, Eckelkamp said, is his leadership. "Tom is a true leader and team player inside and outside of our institution every day," he said. "He illustrates honesty, integrity, commitment, and humility in everything he does. Tom is continuously learning, inspiring others to do the same, and displays a positive approach to every situation, which is visible in his actions."
Eckelkamp said Tobben is focused on team goals, not individual successes.
Tobben earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and banking from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2007, and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Central Methodist University in 2017. He is a 2018 graduate of the Missouri Bankers Association Banking Leadership Academy.
Outside of work, Tobben serves on the Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission and is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, St. Francis Borgia Regional High School Athletic Association, and Missouri Bankers Association.
He volunteers for Meals on Wheels, the Alzheimer's Association, and coaches youth sports. Tobben and his wife, Casey, have three children, Cole, Jack, and Mya. They reside in Washington.