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Meet the Business Team : Business Relations Manager, Tom Decker

January 9, 2020

You may have talked with him, but do you really know him? Learn more about our Business Relations Manager, Tom Decker!

  • What is your favorite part about working at South Slope?
    • Without a doubt my favorite part is that all employees truly have a customer first attitude and work together as a team.
  • What’s your favorite food?
    • I am definitely a steak and potatoes guy.  Nothing better than a nice steak off the grill.
  • Where do you live?
    • I’ve lived in Cedar Rapids for the last 24 years, however prior to that I lived in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania and even in Swansea, Wales when I was in high school.
  • What do you like to do in your free time?
    • When the weather is nice I enjoy taking the dog for a walk, getting out for hikes, outdoor photography, taking vacations out West such as Utah, practicing guitar, relaxing watching TV shows especially Nat Geo and History channels.
  • What is the most memorable place you have ever traveled to?
    • I traveled quite a bit in Europe but the most memorable was probably Italy especially Rome with all it’s amazing history and architecture.
  • Do you have any pets?
    • Yes, currently we have a little black Chihuahua named Charlie that we adopted from the animal shelter and promised him a forever home.  He definitely has a Chihuahua attitude, and thinks he is a Great Dane some days.
  • Tell us about your family.
    • I have been married for 38 years, have two daughters and 3 grandkids (two boys and one girl).  I also have one brother and one sister.
  • What’s your go-to Karaoke song?
    • I don’t have one. No one wants to hear me sing.  Enough said.
  • What’s your favorite holiday?
    • Definitely Christmas.  It’s a time for celebrating and spending good times with family, and of course Santa.
  • What’s your favorite TV show?
    • This is Us.
  • If you could have a celebrity as a best friend, who would it be?
    • Robert Plant from Led Zeppelin.  They are a band that shaped rock and roll music and provided us with timeless classics.  I am sure he has some stories he could tell.

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