Topeka’s Top “20 Under 40” Thomas Hagen
Photo by Nathan Ham
You may recognize Tom as the former morning weather guy on KSNT, but his new gig has him using his amazing communication abilities in a new field. As the Marketing Communications Manager at Capitol Federal®, Tom promotes the bank both internally and externally. He handles media relations, event planning and promotions. Tom is also on the CapFed® volunteer committee, helping plan events and raise money for other local organizations.
Tom’s commitment to helping the community includes drastic measures. When Tom reached his fundraising goal for the Topeka Rescue Mission, he shaved his head. Tom put his 'celebrity' to work to enhance and promote causes he believes in. Tom is also a board member for the Forge Leadership Team, a reader for the United Way Junior Leader Readers, and emcees many charity events, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Topeka’s annual gala. He was even an actual auction item for the American Cancer Society. Tom was named Best TV Personality in 2012 by the Topeka Capital-Journal and was honored as Big Brother of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Topeka in 2013.
“Tom has magnetic energy to be around and shares that with any audience that he comes in contact with. He leaves a person in a better place than they were before he arrived.” —Dawn McWilliams, Boys & Girls Club of Topeka