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Tom Lent

Tom and his beautiful wife, Deann, have six children between them! Four of the six have graduated from Los Alamitos High School (and subsequently earned college degrees), while the youngest two are students in the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Nicholas is a senior at Los Al High School and will graduate in 2017, while Zachary, the youngest, is a seventh grader at McAuliffe Middle School.

Tom and his wife were married and bought their Seal Beach home in 1996, drawn to the area primarily because of the strong school district. Tom is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and is a CPA. (His wife is also a CPA and they refer to themselves as “boring accountants!”)

He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Southland Credit Union, a $600 million financial institution headquartered in Los Alamitos. Tom loves the fact that he lives and works in the local area and that the credit union is such a big contributor to the local community. He previously was a partner with the CPA firm of McGladrey & Pullen for nearly 20 years and has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry.

Tom is thrilled to give back to our schools that have helped equip his children to thrive and succeed in school and in life. He was crowned the King of Hearts for LAEF in the 2014-2015 campaign and is now happy to serve on the LAEF Board, to which he was appointed in August 2016.