The Van Wert County Courthouse

Monday, Jan. 17, 2022

Turnwald new VW Federal board member

VW independent/submitted information

At the 128th annual meeting of its members held in January, Thomas J. Turnwald was elected to serve as a member of the Van Wert Federal Savings Bank board of directors. Turnwald joins Jon D. Bagley, Edd R. Buhl, Gary L. Clay, Charles F. Koch, Michael B. Keysor, and Michael R. Zedaker on the bank board.

Thomas Turnwald

Turnwald is a graduate of Van Wert High School and received a bachelor’s degree in marketing from the University of Toledo. He then returned home to Van Wert to the family business, National Door & Trim, a place where he had started his work career at a very early age. Turnwald then recognized a new business opportunity and founded Teem Wholesale, which continues to have rapid growth of its business in Ohio and surrounding states.

Turnwald resides in Van Wert with his wife, Michelle, and their three adult children. He serves on the board of trustees of the Van Wert Business Development Corporation and Van Wert County Hospital.  He is also a member of Lifehouse Church. He enjoys outdoor activities and being involved in the community.

“We are excited to add Mr. Turnwald to our bank board,” said Van Wert Federal President Gary Clay. “He shares our belief that Van Wert County is a great place to live and do business (and) he is an avid supporter of providing opportunities for young people to return home and experience the wonderful quality of life our community affords.”

Van Wert Federal Savings Bank, founded in 1889, is the longest operating financial institution in Van Wert County. The bank is recognized as one of the safest financial institutions in the country, having received the Bauer Financial 5 Star Sustained Superiority Award for more than 30 years, an honor that less than 50 banks in the United States have received.

In addition to the Bauer rating, Van Wert Federal also maintains an “outstanding” CRA rating for meeting the credit needs of the Van Wert community, including low and moderated income neighborhoods, while operating with safe and sound banking practices.

POSTED: 02/07/18 at 8:18 am. FILED UNDER: Business