Meet Our Team


Thomas Herrod

Financial Adviser

As a lifelong resident of Joplin, Missouri, Tom is passionate about contributing and giving back to the community. While in his freshman year at Missouri Southern State University, he started Herrod Development Company, which specialized in rental properties, development, and custom home construction. After earning his MBA in Finance from Missouri State University, he formed Herrod Financial Group. Tom’s practice involves holistic financial planning* geared toward helping clients reach their goals.

He and Mary Lynn, his wife of over 30 years, have two adult daughters. Whenever possible, Tom enjoys a variety of outdoor sports and adventures with his family and friends.

*Financial planning offered through Tom’s affiliation with Eagle Strategies LLC.


Mary Lynn Herrod

Office Manager

Mary Lynn has worked by Tom’s side during his entire career in a variety of capacities with both Herrod Financial Group and Herrod Development Company. As Office Manager, she likes the challenge and variety of work, but building relationships with our clients is her favorite part of the job.

Mary Lynn is well known for her gifts of encouragement and hospitality, and she serves on the Women's Ministry Board at her church. She enjoys traveling with Tom and is especially fond of mountains and beaches.

Kim Shafer

Executive Assistant

Kim assists Tom with all aspects associated with new client relationships, as well as ongoing service to our current clients. Her friendly demeanor and genuine smile are appreciated by everyone.

Kim enjoys spending time with her husband, Kyle. Together, they enjoy watching her son, Alex, play baseball and basketball. She is active in serving in her church with the Children’s and Women’s Ministry.

Tami Ware

Administrative Assistant

Tami currently serves as Tom’s Administrative Assistant. She enjoys working with others, and her positive attitude and concern for clients is of utmost importance to her. Tami purposes to work efficiently with character and integrity.

When not working, Tami enjoys walking, gardening and spending time with her family. She has a passion to serve others and help in the community and she enjoys supporting her husband, Samuel, in music ministry.