Thomas Hankard 2024
 
Thomas Hankard, District 7850
Rotary Club of Belle Isle (MA)
 
Thomas Hankard joined the Rotary Club of East Boston-Revere in 2011 at the age of 27. Tom served as Club President in 2013-14 and is a proud member of the resulting Rotary Club of Belle Isle, serving East Boston, Revere, and Winthrop of which he was instrumental in forming. In District 7930, Tom served as District Registrar for five years starting in 2015 after being appointed to that role by his Rotary Mentor, the late Past District Governor Robert C. Wood. Currently, Tom serves as Governor's Aide to District Governor Terry Rezendes Curran and has also served as an Assistant Governor since 2016 and was Assistant Governor Coordinator from 2019 to 2021. In addition, Tom has served on the District Managed Grants, Visioning, and Membership Committees. He chaired multiple committees including the District Conference, District Polar Plunge, and Credentials and Balloting Committees, Tom is the current District Trainer.   
 
Tom graduated from Malden Catholic High School, which was named 'Best High School in America' while Tom was a student there. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Merrimack College; and was also elected Class President. Later, he earned his Master of Business Administration, with distinction, from Cambridge College. Professionally, Tom is the chief executive of a financial institution headquartered on the North Shore. Prior to his current role, Tom worked for several regional banks and credit unions specializing in community outreach, management, relationship building, account growth, mortgage origination, and loan underwriting. Further, Tom was named a 'Credit Union Hero' by "Banker and Tradesman" and has served on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, community and cultural groups as well as several Chambers of Commerce. 
 
Tom is a multiple Paul Harris Fellow, a Rotary Foundation Major Donor, a member of The Bequest Society, and also is a member of the Rotary International LGBT+ Fellowship.