Phoenix (February 22, 2021) – Bell Bank has hired Tom Lucero as senior vice president/commercial banking C&I team leader for Bell’s Phoenix metro locations. Lucero 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., Lucero 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 two daughters and four grandchildren.
Founded in 1966 in Fargo, N.D., Bell Bank is one of the nation’s largest independently owned banks, with full-service banking locations in Arizona, North Dakota and Minnesota and more than $9 billion in assets. The company provides a broad range of financial services, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management, mortgage and insurance.