STILLWATER, Okla. (May 6, 2020) - Our May YPS360 feature is Tommy Hall. Tommy is the Business Development Director for Aspen Custom Electronics, in charge of the sales and marketing of audio, visual, lighting and broadcasting integration throughout Oklahoma and much of the surrounding region. He is involved with Leadership Stillwater and Leadership Stillwater Alumni Association. Also, he’s an active member of Big Brothers Big Sisters. Stillwater will always be home for Tommy, and he loves finding ways to get involved and find new ways to improve his community.
Career Highlights: Having the opportunity to do some great projects including The Spears School of Business, Tinker Air Force Base, Osage Nation Congress and the Upgrades to City of Stillwater Broadcast Studio.
Volunteer Activities: Out of College, I have been involved with Leadership Stillwater and Leadership Stillwater Alumni Association, Big Brothers Big Sisters. In College, I worked a lot with Sunnybrook Christian Church, Stillwater Strong, Into The Streets, the YMCA and the Humane Society.
What do you think about Stillwater: Stillwater is and will always be my home. It is where I grew up and had a lot of first experiences. It's a phenomenal place to grow up! The community is very supportive and engaged in the youth. OSU events, especially homecoming, bring so much to the community.
Best Piece of Advice Given Regarding Your Career: “Nobody gets anywhere by playing it safe”.
"I feel very honored to be selected as a leader under 40. I think Stillwater is blessed with some incredible leaders and to be selected is amazing. instead, I strive to portray leadership qualities in all of my actions and work to promote Stillwater to all the recent college graduates."
Favorite Restaurant – In Stillwater it would have to be Cheese Fry Central – Eskimo Joe’s! Although, one of the best restaurants I have ever eaten at would have been Efstidalur in Iceland. It’s a restaurant attached to a farm where they make everything fresh daily from their animals.
Favorite Business Book – Good to Great by Jim Collins
Best Stillwater Hidden Gem – Lake McMurtry. It has a lot to offer that I think many people don’t even realize. It has so many trails for walking and biking, as well as a great environment for paddle boarding and just hanging out. It can also be very peaceful listening to waves and is a great place to check out the stars away from the city lights.
Favorite Vacation Spot – During my time at OSU, I had the opportunity to study abroad and I wound up studying in central London. Afterwards, I was able to backpack through seven other countries. The things I got to experience and people I had the chance to meet really changed my perspective.
Best Place for Wings – I think in high school, my friends and I single handedly kept Buffalo Wild Wings in business!