Pioneer Services president named ‘Man of the Year’ by Big Brothers and Big Sisters

Tom Holcom recognized for nearly 30 years of work with Kansas City chapter

Tom Holcom, president of Pioneer Services, was named "Man of the Year" by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City (BBBSKC) during the 2008 Legacy Invitational June 16, at the National Golf Club in Kansas City, Mo.

Holcom has a long history with the organization, including serving as president, director and chairman of the BBBSKC Board of Directors.

"Tom Holcom has supported the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than twenty years and continues to serve as an Ambassador for the agency," said BBBSKC Executive Director Micheal Lawrence. "Tom helped create the Big Brothers Big Sisters Legacy Invitational golf event and we were delighted to recognize his commitment to the agency in front of other business and community leaders. Tom's leadership and passion for helping others is greatly appreciated."

Past recipients include Adele Hall of Hallmark Cards; Jack Lockton, founder of Lockton Insurance; Henry Bloch of H&R Block; John Lumelleau, president of Lockton Insurance; Tom Bash of Eveans Bash Klein, Inc.; Jim Badzin of Ceebrook Creative Concepts; and David Christie of DJ Christie Inc.

"I am honored to receive this recognition from Big Brothers and Big Sisters," said Holcom, "This is truly a Win/Win/Win agency. By offering encouragement, mentoring and friendship, Big Brothers and Big Sisters truly changes lives—for the little brother, the big sister and the entire community."

In addition to working with BBBSKC, Holcom also serves and volunteers for a number of organizations, including The Command and General Staff College Foundation at Fort Leavenworth, Kan,, Angel Flight America, Business Executives for National Security, and as chair of the Truman Medical Center Foundation.

"It has been a very rewarding 29 years with Big Brothers and Big Sisters," added Holcom, "and I remain committed to the organization and its plans to expand the Friendship Foundation."