Tom Pennekamp serves as Senior Vice President, Government Relations for SunTrust Banks, Inc., and serves as its City President in Tallahassee, Florida. In these roles, he is responsible for the enhancement and protection of the bank’s interest in legislative and regulatory matters in Florida and South Carolina, and oversees SunTrust Tallahassee’s commitment to its clients and the community.
Tom began his banking career in 1987 after serving as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army. He joined SunTrust Bank in November 1996, and has served in this Government Relations position since 2000 and as City President since October 2007.
Tom serves on the Florida Bankers Association’s Board of Directors, Government Relations Council and Political Action Committee, the Florida Chamber Political Institute Advisory Council, the Enterprise Florida Board of Directors and Past President and current board member of Friends of Florida State Parks. Tom also serves on the Board of the United Way of the Big Bend and is active with the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce. He served as Chairman of the Communities in Schools of Leon County, President of Woodland Hall Academy, and board member of the Make A Wish Foundation of South Florida.Tom graduated from Florida State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He and his wife Jana have two children and live in Tallahassee.