Tom is Chief Development Officer for Ascent Bank of Helena. Prior to entering the banking profession, he worked in the fields of risk management and insurance across the State of Montana. Tom graduated with a bachelor's Degree in accounting from Carroll College and a master's degree in business administration from Gonzaga University. Born and raised in Helena, Tom invests his time contributing both to organizations in the Helena area and across the state. He is an alumnus of Leadership Montana and served as the Chair of the organization’s Board of Governors. He served as Board Chair for the Montana Ambassadors and currently serves on several Helena-area boards including the Helena Regional Airport Authority, the Helena Education Foundation, and Grandstreet Theatre.