Bell Bank has hired Tom Lucero as senior vice president/commercial banking C&I team leader for Bell’s Phoenix metro locations. Tom will office out of Bell’s Arrowhead location (scheduled to open in Peoria in March) and works with a team focused on services and lending for Bell’s commercial and industrial clients.
“We’re very excited about our growing footprint in Arizona,” said Kyle Kennedy, Bell’s Southwest region president and Arizona banking director. “And we’re proud to hire an experienced banker of Tom’s caliber to help lead a key team for us in C&I banking and lending.”
Originally from Portland, Ore., Tom has more than 31 years of experience in banking. Prior to joining Bell, he was a principal relationship manager for middle-market commercial banking with Wells Fargo. He and his wife live in Peoria and have 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren.