TORI POHLNER BOGNER
Vice President of Marketing for Signature Bank of Arkansas
Tori Pohlner Bogner is the Vice President of Marketing for Signature Bank of Arkansas, where she oversees marketing, advertising, public relations and community engagement efforts on the bank’s behalf. She is an active member of the Leadership Fayetteville Alumni LINK Committee, Zeta Tau Alpha Alumnae and the Arkansas Alumni Association’s National Board of Directors. She volunteers with the Children’s Safety Center as part of the Fund Development Committee and is a sustainer of the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas. Tori was integral to founding NexT2, the young patrons program at TheatreSquared, and serves as its advisory committee chair.
What do you do when you are not working?
I love taking in the beauty of the Natural State from a kayak or a four-wheeler. I’m quite fond of international travel and incorporating dishes from our favorite destinations into what I cook at home. I can often be found cooking, baking, reading, or most recently, trying my hand at embroidery.
Where is your happy place?
Anywhere I can put my nose in my Kindle
“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie
Fried chicken, macaroni & cheese, and a cold glass of milk
Best time of day for you:
I’m surprising myself by saying first thing in the morning. Making a caramel latte and reading a few chapters of a book before getting my day started is therapeutic.
Favorite song on your playlist:
“You’ll Be Back” from the “Hamilton” soundtrack
What book is on your bedside table?
Something related to WWII Historical Fiction – I read over a dozen a year!
What nonprofits are you involved with and why?
· TheatreSquared – It didn’t take long for my husband and I to fall in love with TheatreSquared. While the new building was under construction, I was asked to help lead a charge to get more young people in NWA familiar with T2, and I don’t think I’ve stopped talking about it since! NexT2 is the young patrons program we founded with a group of amazing young professionals and theater fans to help our generation get “next to” the arts, “next to” the artists and “next to” behind-the-scenes opportunities to engage with the theater.
· Children’s Safety Center of Washington County – I discovered the CSC through Leadership Fayetteville and the Junior League. I was shocked to learn about the abuse happening here in our own backyard and felt a calling to not only help raise awareness of the issues the CSC tackles, but also to raise money for the vital work they do.
· Junior League of Northwest Arkansas – After college, I was looking for a way to get involved in the community. JLNWA was a great way to learn valuable skills related to volunteerism, expand my network of like-minded volunteers and learn more about our community’s needs.
· Arkansas Alumni Association – As a former student body president, my love for my alma mater runs especially deep. I am thrilled to continue to serve the institution I love so much as a member of the National Board of Directors.
For more information on Signature Bank of Arkansas, visit www.signature.bank.