Tom McLean serves as Senior Vice President, Military Retail Executive for Armed Forces Bank and has worked for the company for 16 years. He is responsible for sales, business development and financial outreach at military banking locations around the country. He spends time focused on Associate development, coaching, marketing, business development, financial education initiatives, supporting installation activities and community outreach.
Prior to joining Armed Forces Bank, Tom was the Director of Financial Services for Walmart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, AR. He developed the products and programs for Walmart Financial Services that included Payroll Check Cashing, Extended Warranties and Money Center formats. He was also responsible for the Bank Leasing Program.
Tom started his banking career in 1988 and worked for various financial institutions in southwest Florida for 13 years, primarily in consumer lending, retail banking and branch administration.
The recognition that Armed Forces Bank has received over the years for Bank of the Year and Military Saves Designation of Savings Excellence is rewarding. He also is very active with financial education programs, developing connections to key constituents in the military non-profit space and supporting community outreach. The involvement in strategic initiatives for the company, including Chat, New Client Onboarding, Digital Transformation, Client Experience and Product Development have been beneficial to my own professional growth. Tom is a proud co-host of the “Militarily Speaking” podcast for Armed Forces Bank that launched in April 2022.
Tom has volunteered for organizations such as Veterans Community Project, Friends in Service of Heroes, Operation Homefront, Armed Services YMCA, and others. He graduated in 1987 from Denison University in Granville, OH with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Psychology. He has been married for 28 years and has two daughters, ages 24 and 25. He enjoys movies, music, sports, and spending time with his family.