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Tom Bangasser
Tom Bangasser

Unsung: Tom Bangasser

Tom Bangasser knows how to keep office services flowing and how to throw a party.

Bangasser joined Minneapolis law firm Robins Kaplan as front desk coordinator in 2013. He takes in photocopying projects, processes messenger requests and more.

Bangasser also organizes in-office events. He comes in early, stays late, and personally oversees every detail, according to his boss, Alan Freeman, Robins’ manager of central services.

In May, the firm named Bangasser events coordinator. One month later, he staged a major occasion outside the office — an all-firm-attorneys event at the Independence, Minnesota, farm of Robins board chair Martin Lueck. That meant renting tents, tables, chairs, etc., and staging an outdoor dinner for 225 guests.

“It was actually very fun to do,” Bangasser said. “I was a little worried because of the size of it, but it went absolutely perfectly.”

Freeman also described Bangasser as a problem solver whose work is consistently excellent.

“He gets along well with everyone he encounters, from the highest and most powerful attorneys at the firm to the folks who support those people,” Freeman said.

Bangasser enjoys the variety in his job.

“Every day there’s something new in my life here at the firm and that’s what keeps me going,” he said. “It is very, very nice.”

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