Tom Pennekamp serves as Senior Vice President, Government Relations for Truist Financial Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for the enhancement and protection of the bank’s interest in state legislative and regulatory matters.
Tom began his banking career in 1987 after serving as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army. He joined SunTrust, now Truist, in November 1996, and has served in this Government Relations position since 2000 and was City President from October 2007 to October 2020.
Tom serves on the Florida Bankers Association’s 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 the Florida State Parks Foundation. He has served on the Boards of the United Way of the Big Bend, the Florida Bankers Association, Communities in Schools of Leon County, Woodland Hall Academy and 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.