Introducing Tom Daiber, Lender Relations Specialist

Please join us in welcoming Thomas A. (“Tom”) Daiber, Lender Relations Specialist. He joined the St. Louis District office team this month. Tom serves as a senior member of the district office team and is primarily responsible for marketing all SBA lending programs and services, conducting outreach, training and recruitment with all of the lenders in the district and working with lenders that need assistance on complex transactions, those who are new to SBA lending, and those who are growing their loan volume and diversifying into the use of additional SBA loan programs and services. He can be reached at 314-539-6600, Ext. 236 or by e-mail at

Prior to joining the SBA, Tom worked in the banking industry for 28 years where he gained valuable banking experience serving in a number of roles including senior lender, chief risk officer, chief financial officer, president and chief executive officer for several St. Louis area banks. Tom also just completed four years of service as a member of the Illinois Bankers Association Board of Directors.

Tom is a St. Louis area native and a graduate from Drake University with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is a certified public accountant and worked in public accounting for over 4 years prior to beginning his banking career. He is married and his wife Celeste is a licensed professional counselor and registered play therapist who specializes in counseling children and adolescents.  They are the parents of two children. Jared graduated from Washington University in St Louis with a Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and is employed with Anheuser Busch/In-Bev in St. Louis. Leah is a 2012 graduate of the University of Kansas and is currently a student at Auburn University pursuing a degree in kinesiology with a focus on strength and conditioning.

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