On January 3, 2014, after 44 years of service, Tom Moore, CEO and President of First Federal Bank of Ohio, is retiring.
During Moore’s tenure, the company has grown from a single office to a total of nine offices in Galion(2), Mt. Gilead, Ontario, Mansfield, Shelby, Cardington, Tiffin and Sandusky with assets increasing during his tenure from 24 million to 250 million.
Moore began at First Federal as a Loan Officer and has held many positions at the bank including Branch Manager, Vice-President of Lending, Executive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, and took over as President and CEO in 1995 upon the retirement of Russell Vose. Moore currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Throughout his career he has served on many local, state and national banking committees and boards, among them Board Member and Chairman of the Board of the Ohio Bankers League, Chairman of the Ohio Bankers Benefit Trust, Chaired Governor Kasich’s Foreclosure Reform Committee, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati Board Member, member of the American Banker’s Association’s Community Bankers Council in Washington D. C., and Board Member of the Southeastern Conference of Financial Institutions based in Baltimore, Maryland.
Moore stated “I am excited at the prospect of retirement,” but stressed that he will miss the numerous customers of the First Federal Bank of Ohio, many of whom have become personal friends. Moore also stated, “It will be especially difficult not to see and work with the fine employees of the bank on a daily basis, many of whom are like family.”
Moore will leave the day-to-day operations, but will stay involved as Chairman of the First Federal Bank of Ohio Board of Directors. He and his wife Polly plan to do some traveling and spend more time with family and friends.