Thomas J. Turner, III
Tom has been in the mortgage banking industry since 1973. He was president and CEO of Charter American Mortgage Company and chairman of Collateral Real Estate Capital prior to its merger and the formation of Grandbridge on November 1, 2007. Tom is active in the national Mortgage Bankers Association, various real estate and finance organizations.
He's a native of Kansas City and graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia where he earned a bachelor's degree in business and a master's degree in advertising from the School of Journalism. Following graduate school, Tom spent 2 years as an officer in the United States Army, including 1 year in South Vietnam, as a first lieutenant with both the First Logistical Command and the First Aviation Brigade.
Tom is currently a trustee and former board of trustees chairman of the University of Missouri, Kansas City, and serves on the boards of the Country Club Bank, the Ina Calkins Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Kansas City. He previously served as board chairman of RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner City) and was a past director of the J.C. Nichols Company, Bank IV Kansas City, Children's Therapeutic Learning Center, the American Royal, and a host of other business and civic organizations.