President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Beene began his banking career in 1972. He has served as Visalia Community Bank's CEO since 1996. While at VCB, the bank was awarded the 2004 Central California Excellence in Business award, the 2009 Best Companies to Work For in the Central Valley award, and the Visalia Chamber of Commerce 2011 Large Business of the Year award.
Tom is from Visalia where he attended College of the Sequoias before transferring to California State Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo, California, graduating in 1971 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture. He obtained his advanced banking degree in Commercial Banking from the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University in 1986. Tom has been involved with the California Bankers Association (CBA) since 1991 and currently serves as Vice-Chairman for the CBA's Board of Directors.