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Thomas G. Brewer

 

Thomas G. Brewer has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has been involved with the retail and wholesale carpet business since 1983.  He is currently the president of the following companies: Brewer Carpet and Design Center, Inc. (since January 1983); Stone Mountain of Oklahoma, LLC (since September 2000); Floors Now, LLC (since July 2007); and Prosource of Oklahoma City (since January 1998).  He has increased the number of his stores from 12 to 20 stores, capitalizing on market opportunities.  Mr. Brewer’s Carpet One store has been named store of the year twice, out of approximately 600 stores, by the Carpet One Floor and Home Company.  In addition, he is also involved with various property companies and serves as the president of Tobor, LLC, TRS Investments, West Hill Properties, Mega Properties and Tojo, Inc.  These businesses are located in Oklahoma.  While earning his B.A. degree from Gettysburg College, Mr. Brewer was also the captain of the football team and president of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.  Mr. Brewer serves on the board of directors for CCA Global, one of the largest purchasers of flooring in the world and franchiser of various flooring and other businesses.  Mr. Brewer, along with his wife, Kathy, is co-chairperson for the Bridget Brewer Memorial Scholarship.

     
Christopher C. Casciato  

Christopher C. Casciato was elected by the Board of Directors as a director of the Company on April 29, 2011.  Mr. Casciato is currently a board member of Community & Southern Bank of Atlanta, GA and Cascade Bancorp of Bend, OR.  He is also a director of Sunoco, Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of petroleum and petrochemical products, headquartered in Philadelphia, PA.  Mr. Casciato joined Lightyear Capital LLC in 2008 as a Managing Director.  Lightyear Capital is a private equity firm focused on making investments in the financial services sector. 

Prior to joining Lightyear Capital, Mr. Casciato spent over 20 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was elected Partner in 2000.  His career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. included a number of senior management positions in the firm’s investment banking division, including Partner in the Financial Institutions Group, as well as Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs’ worldwide investment banking business.     

Mr. Casciato holds a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he was class valedictorian. 

     
Adam D. Compton  

Adam D. Compton was elected by the Board of Directors as a director of the Company on April 29, 2011.  Mr. Compton currently serves as head of the Financial Services Sector with GMT Capital Corporation, Atlanta, GA., joining the firm in 2008.  From April 2003 to September 2008, Mr. Compton was director and head of U.S. Financial Services Research with RCM Global Investors, San Francisco, CA.  Previously, Mr. Compton was an equity research analyst covering U.S. banking companies at Keefe Bruyette & Woods, Morgan Stanley and Montgomery Securities, as well as spending three years as a bank regulator for the State of Florida.

Mr. Compton received his MBA, with distinction, from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY and his BA from Houghton College, Houghton, NY.  Mr. Compton is quite familiar with the State of Florida, having been born and raised in the Orlando and Lake Wales areas.

     
Edgar E. Davis   

Edgar E. Davis has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has served as president of Edgar E. Davis, P.A., which has been involved in southwest Florida real estate sales since 1981.  Since 2003, Mr. Davis has also served as president of Davis Solutions, Inc., a Florida real estate investment and management corporation.  He also serves as trustee of the Edgar E. Davis Foundation.  Mr. Davis is quite familiar with the growth and development of southwest Florida as he has resided in the area for over 50 years and has been licensed as real estate salesman or broker for 39 years

     
Jeffrey D. Davis    Jeffrey D. Davis has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  Since 1987, he has served as the chief executive officer of the Davis Group, Inc., a research and consulting firm which has provided services to over 300 leading U.S. and foreign business organizations.  Twenty-nine of his forty-two years in the marketing research field have been spent as chief executive officer and chairman of Jefferson Davis Associates, Inc.  Prior to founding Jefferson Davis Associates, Inc. in 1975, Mr. Davis was associate director and a principal of Frank Magid Associates, a media research firm headquartered in Marion, Iowa.  He was associated with that firm from 1965 to 1974.  During that same period, he was co-founder and president of Communications Sciences Group, an advertising agency.  In 1982, Mr. Davis formed Policies & Strategies, Inc., a quantitative modeling research firm, together with six faculty members of the University of Iowa, and in 1986, he founded World Data, Inc., the fieldwork development firm which serves Jefferson Davis Associates, Inc.

 Mr. Davis is actively involved in various community and philanthropic endeavors. In 1975, Mr. Davis co-founded and participated in a pioneering youth-mentoring program in Iowa. In 1993, he was one of three initial board members of Youth Services International, Inc., which became a public corporation in 1994, and grew to serve adjudicated and non-adjudicated youth with facilities and programs in 18 states.  During his Board service at YSI, he also served as chairman of the Programming and Marketing Committee. For 20 years, Mr. Davis served as a board member, and for three years served as board chairman of Four Oaks of Iowa, a not-for-profit child and family service organization which services 2,200 young people annually, with a $35,000,000 annual budget and 640 employees.  From 1999 through 2003, Mr. Davis served as a board member of Public School Enrichment Program, an outreach program on the part of Florida Gulf Coast University with the purpose of encouraging and motivating minority group young people to higher academic achievement and a college education.  From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Davis was a member of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lee and Collier Counties, FL. In addition, Mr. Davis has endowed three scholarships at the University of Iowa, which are awarded annually to graduating seniors of the high school he attended in Dubuque, Iowa, and a scholarship at the University of Kansas, which is awarded annually to a graduating senior at the high school his mother attended.  Since their inception, these scholarships have honored and benefited more than 85 gifted young people.  Mr. Davis holds a B.S. degree in psychology and an M.A. in marketing, both degrees earned from the University of Iowa.  Mr. Davis’ primary home is in Naples, FL. As a member of our board, Mr. Davis has extensive experience in perceiving informational needs which assits us in our business management and strategic planning.

     
Dulce V. Dudley, MD., F.A.A.P.  

Dr. Dudley has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  She has been a practicing pediatrician in Naples since 1988. Dr. Dudley was a founding partner of Anchor Health Centers, a multi-specialty group which grew to more than 60 physicians and which, in 2010, partnered with the NCH Healthcare System to form the NCH Healthcare Group for which she serves as board member. The daughter of Cuban immigrants, Dr. Dudley was born in New York City and raised in the Dominican Republic. She was educated at the Carol Morgan School of Santo Domingo, studied pre-med at the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henriquez Urena (UNPHU) and received her medical degree from the Universidad Central del Este (UCE). Dr. Dudley trained at Rush-Presbyterian-St Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and Miami Children’s Hospital where she completed her pediatric residency. She is a past president of the Collier County Medical Society.  Dr. Dudley has served on the board of the Boys and Girls Club of Collier County and the Collier Chapter of the American Heart Association. She volunteers as a pediatric preceptor for the Family Practice Nurse Practitioner Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. She teaches Sunday school at First Baptist Church and travels to Latin America several times a year on medical mission trips. She also serves as a Spanish interpreter at the Neighborhood Health Clinic. Dr. Dudley is an alumna of the Leadership Collier program. She was named 2001 Woman of the Year for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and 2005 Woman of Initiative Honoree by the Community Foundation of Collier County.

     
Robert M. Feerick   Robert M. Feerick has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  Since 1988, he has served as chairman of Horizon Partners, Ltd., a private investment holding company headquartered in Naples, Florida, that acquires and builds companies.  Horizon focuses on the acquisition of medium size companies that are privately-held or divisions/subsidiaries of larger corporations, with a strategy of building long-term equity value in its base companies through strategic add-on acquisitions and improvements in operating performance.  Mr. Feerick has significant experience as a director of privately-held companies.  He is a current director of the following companies: Karl’s Event Services, a party and tent event rental company; Groeb Farms, Inc., the leading processor of honey, sold as an ingredient, in the United States; Climax Portable Machine Tools, Inc., a manufacturer and lessor of portable machine tools; Lantor, Inc., a producer of high performance non-woven textiles; and Xymox Technologies, Inc., an international membrane switch manufacturer.  Mr. Feerick began his career as an associate (1972-1973) in the money management firm of Fayez Sarofim & Co. in Houston, Texas.  In 1973, Mr. Feerick joined Frontenac Company, a private equity and venture capital company in Chicago, as a general partner.  In this capacity, he was directly responsible for finding, evaluating, and negotiating acquisition and investment transactions for the company.  In 1977, Mr. Feerick sold his interests in Frontenac to The Laird Norton Company in Seattle, Washington.  Shortly thereafter, in 1978, Mr. Feerick joined the former Arthur Young & Co. to head its Midwest Region merger and acquisition practice.  In 1982, he founded The Corporate Development Group, an affiliate of Arthur Young, and served as its chairman. He was also a general partner of the firm. Over his ten years with Arthur Young, he assisted approximately 40 corporations and management groups with acquisitions, divestitures, and venture capital investments.  In 1988, he left The Corporate Development Group to form Horizon Partners.
     
Michael Kerschner  

Michael Kerschner has served as one of our directors since 2007.  He has been involved in the banking industry since 1974.  From January 1990 to September 2010, Mr. Kerschner served as President and CEO of Gillmor Financial Services, Inc.  He also served as President and CEO of Old Fort Banking Corporation from March 1988 to July 2007 and was previously CEO of Tiffin Savings Bank from 1984 to 1987. Mr. Kerschner has also successfully completed and taught several courses for the BancOhio Educational Center, in addition to completing various American Institute of Banking certification courses and the Prochnow Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.  Mr. Kerschner is extensively involved in his community and has served on many boards and committees, including those of the Community Bankers Association of Ohio, the Ohio Bankers League, the Independent Community Bankers Association, the Federal Legislative Committee, the Great Lakes Bankers Bank, the Tiffin Area Chamber of Commerce, the Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corporation, the Seneca County United Way, the St. Francis Nursing Home, Seneca Career Systems, and Tiffin Theatre, Inc. (Ritz). In addition, he is a past trustee of Heidelberg College and serves on the Finance Committee of St. Mary’s Church, of which he is a member.

     
Dianne Gillmor Krumsee  

Dianne Gillmor Krumsee has served as one of our directors since 2007.  Since September 2007, Ms. Krumsee has served as the Chairman of Gillmor Financial Services, a bank holding company of which she is also an owner, and Chair of The Old Fort Banking Company, a subsidiary of Gillmor Financial Services.  Ms. Krumsee holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree from Ohio State University, and is a trustee of Tiffin University.  Ms. Krumsee is an active volunteer for Creative Living, a nonprofit organization that provides housing and encourages independent living for physically disabled adults and is a trustee of The Paul M. and Lucy J. Gillmor Charitable Foundation.

     
James S. Lindsay  

James S. Lindsay has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has been a self?employed realtor based in Naples, Florida since 1981 and is a member of the Naples Area Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors and the Florida Association of Realtors.  He has held various board positions with financial institutions.  Mr. Lindsay was a director of Southwest Banks, Inc. from 1989 through 1997, at which time Southwest Banks was acquired by F.N.B. Corporation.  Mr. Lindsay then served as a director of F.N.B. Corporation from 1997 through December 2003.  At that time, Mr. Lindsay resigned from the board in connection with the spin-off of First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc. from F.N.B. Corporation.  He then served on the board of First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc. and as a board member of its lead banking affiliate, First National Bank of Florida.  He held these positions from August 2003 through December 2004.  In January 2005, he became a member of the Fifth Third Bancorp Florida affiliate board of directors, a position he held until June 2007.  Mr. Lindsay is a graduate of Moorhead State University earning his B.A. degree in business management.  He serves on the Board of the Aqualane Shores Homeowners Association and the Board of the Big Sugar Bush Lake Association in Ogema, Minnesota.

     
Edward J. Mace  

Edward J. Mace has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has been the owner of Edward J. Mace, Certified Public Accountant, a sole proprietorship, since 1985.  He also is the chief operating officer of Ribek Corporation, an Investment Management Entity, a position that he has held since 1982.  Mr. Mace has held various board positions with financial institutions for almost 20 years.  He was a director of Southwest Banks, Inc. from 1989 through 1997, at which time Southwest Banks was acquired by F.N.B. Corporation.  Mr. Mace then served as a director of F.N.B. Corporation from 1997 through December 2003, and was also the chairman of the Audit Committee during this time.  He resigned from the board in connection with the spin-off of First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc. from F.N.B. Corporation.  Mr. Mace then served on the board and as chairman of the Audit Committee of First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc., and as a board member of its lead banking affiliate, First National Bank of Florida.  He held these positions from August 2003 through December 2004.  In January of 2005, he became a member of the Fifth Third Bancorp Florida affiliate board of directors.  He held this position until June of 2006. Mr. Mace earned his A.A. degree at Miami-Dade Community College and graduated from Florida International University earning his B.A. degree in accounting. Mr. Mace became a certified public accountant in 1979.

     
Donald Major  

Donald J. Major has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has held the position of president of Summit Medical Supplies, Inc. since 1976.  This company is located in Naples, Florida and is a distributor of medical supplies, both wholesale and retail.  Mr. Major was both an organizer and director of First National Bank of Naples from 1989 through 2000.  He is a graduate of the University of Richmond, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

     
John McWilliams  

John  McWilliams has served as one of our directors since 2007.  Since 2007, he has been the owner of McWilliams Buckley & Associates Real Estate, with offices in Ft. Myers and Lehigh Acres, FL.  Mr. McWilliams has also served on the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce for over 10 years and has over 39 years of experience in the Lee County real estate market. Mr. McWilliams holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and has been a community activist in Lehigh Acres in various capacities over the years and is considered a pillar of the business community and an expert on the local residential and commercial real estate markets.

     
Judy Miller  

Judy Miller has served as one of our directors since 2007.  Since 1970, she has been a co-owner and Vice President for Community & Employee Relations at Roppe Holding Company.  This firm owns and operates several manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Alabama and Florida along with a local “good news only” newspaper and an AM/FM radio station in Fostoria, Ohio.  Ms. Miller’s community involvement includes the Greater Fostoria Community Foundation Board, the Ritz Theatre Board, Representative for the State of Ohio Central Committee, and the Hancock County Blanchard Valley Port Authority Board in Findlay, Ohio.

     
Thomas F. O’Reilly  

Thomas F. O'Reilly has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  Since 1981, he has been the owner/operator and treasurer of Adams & O’Reilly, Inc. dba McDonalds.  He and his partner operate twenty McDonald’s franchises, mostly in the Naples area.  Mr. O’Reilly has been an employee and/or operator of the local McDonald’s franchises since May of 1976.  In addition, he became a certified public accountant in 1971.  Mr. O’Reilly graduated from St. Peter’s College with a B.S. degree in accounting.  Mr. O’Reilly’s past civic activities have included being a Junior Achievement Advisor from 1978 to 1982, Poinciana PTO president/treasurer/vice president from 1976 to 1980, board member of Milestone Youth Home, and board member of the Red Cross of Collier County.  He was also a founding board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida, and currently serves on its board.  Mr. O’Reilly’s current civic activities include: member of the Kiwanis Club of Naples on the Gulf (member since 1978); Junior Achievement classroom volunteer; Hope For Haiti, Inc. and volunteer for Collier Harvest (food delivery to non-profit organizations). He is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile of Collier County, a member of the board of Legatus of Naples, an organization of Catholic CEOs, a member of the Knights of Columbus, and a member of The Knights of Malta, American Association.

     
Calvin J. Pratt  

Calvin J. Pratt has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has been the owner of Pratt Shoes, a retail shoe store located in Naples, Florida, since 1975.  Mr. Pratt is a graduate of Michigan State University, where he earned his bachelor, masters and M.B.A. degrees.  Mr. Pratt has served as the president of the Collier County Y.M.C.A., president of the Rotary Club of Naples and an elder of First Presbyterian Church of Naples.

     
Garrett S. Richter   Garrett S. Richter has served as our President and one of our directors since October 2009.  Prior to October 2009, Mr. Richter served in the same capacity for First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization) from 2007.  Additionally, Garrett Richter serves in the Florida State Senate representing District 37.  He was elected to the Senate in November 2008, after serving one term in the Florida House of Representatives from 2006 to 2008.  Senator Richter is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance.  He also serves on the Budget Committee, Judiciary Committee, Rules Committee and the Joint Legislative Budget Commission. Prior to his public service, Senator Richter was a founder and former president and chief executive officer of First National Bank of Florida, which was acquired in 2005 by Fifth Third Bancorp.  In addition, he was a founding director and organizer of First National Bank of Naples, where he served as President of the company prior to its affiliation with F.N.B. Corporation in 1997. Senator Richter began his banking career in 1969 with Mellon Bank.  Senator Richter is a founding trustee of the Quest for Success program that focuses on improving the life of a child through education.  Additionally, Senator Richter is a past board member of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, the Collier County Education Foundation, and the Economic Development Council of Collier County.  He is an alumni and past Board of Regents member for Leadership Florida and past chairman of Leadership Collier. Senator Richter served with the 75th Ranger Company in Vietnam, where in 1971 he was awarded a Bronze Star for his service. Senator Richter is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and the Graduate School of Banking at Madison, Wisconsin.  He previously lectured at LSU Graduate School of Banking and the Florida School of Banking at the University of Florida.
     
Joseph C. Smallwood, Jr.  

Joseph C. Smallwood has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has been the chief executive officer and president of BCB Homes, Inc. since 1993.  The company is a general contractor specializing in the construction of luxury custom homes, primarily in Naples, Florida.  During the past several years Mr. Smallwood has led the company through a significant period of growth, establishing BCB Homes, Inc. as one of the leading contractors in Southwest Florida.  The Collier Building Industry Association has awarded the company with several Sand Dollar Awards in recognition of its excellence in construction. Prior to joining BCB Homes, Inc. Mr. Smallwood worked for Boran Craig Barber Engel Construction (also located in Naples, Florida) for approximately six years. This company is one of the leading commercial general contractors in Southwest Florida.  Mr. Smallwood graduated from the University of Florida in 1988 with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. 

     
J. Nathan Stout  

J. Nathan Stout has served as one of our directors since 2007.  Since 1981, he has been the owner of J. Nathan Stout, CPA, PA, the leading CPA firm in Lehigh Acres.  Mr. Stout has also served as an elected commissioner of the East County Water Control District since 2000 and is its current chairman.  As a lifelong resident of Lee County, Florida, Mr. Stout has been deeply involved in the community serving on the board of directors and as a member of several local organizations including the Lehigh Regional Medical Center, the Lehigh Acres Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Lehigh Acres, The United Way, Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Center Task Force, the LCEC Utility Nominating Committee, the Florida Power and Light Transmission Line Committee, St. Anselm Episcopal Church and the Lehigh Acres Community Council. Mr. Stout holds an Associate’s degree from Edison Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from Florida Atlantic University.

     
Gary L. Tice  

Gary L. Tice has served as our Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and one of our directors since October 2009.  Prior to October 2009, Mr. Tice served in the same capacity for First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization) from 2007.  Mr. Tice has been involved in banking in Florida for more than 30 years.  Prior to FNB, Mr. Tice served as chairman of First National Bankshares of Florida, Inc., a Naples-based financial services company with $5.4 billion in assets and 77 full-service banking centers, from January 2004 to January 2005.  First National Bankshares was the largest publicly traded bank holding company headquartered in Florida when it was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp in 2005.  Prior to that, Mr. Tice was president and chief executive officer of F.N.B. Corporation, a diversified financial services holding company with offices in Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Tennessee, from 1997 to 2004.  During his tenure with F.N.B. Corporation, the company grew to more than $8.1 billion in total assets.  In 2004, F.N.B. Corporation spun off its Florida banking operations into a separate company, of which Mr. Tice became chairman and chief executive officer.  In addition, Mr. Tice was a founding director and organizer of First National Bank of Naples, where he served as chairman and chief executive officer of the company prior to its affiliation with F.N.B. Corporation in 1997. 

In 2003, Mr. Tice was honored as a finalist for the Financial Services category in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Florida Awards program.  He was chosen by an independent panel of judges for outstanding leadership and the consistent growth of F.N.B. Corporation.  In 1998, Mr. Tice was named to the Collier County Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame for service as a “champion of free enterprise.”

Mr. Tice has held leadership roles in a number of local, state and national organizations over the years, and is a past director of the American Bankers Association (the “ABA”), a past member of the Administrative Committee of the Community Bankers Council of the ABA, and a past director of the Florida Bankers Association.  Mr. Tice was appointed in January 2011 as a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Miami Branch for a term of three years. In addition, Mr. Tice was appointed in June 2011 as a director of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for a term of three years.

     
Timothy “Scott” Weidle  

Timothy S. Weidle has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He has been a vice president of BCB Homes, Inc. since 2001.  In 2007, he was promoted to chief operating officer. The company is a general contractor that specializes in the construction of luxury custom homes, primarily in Naples, Florida.  During the past several years, Mr. Weidle has led the company through a significant period of growth, establishing BCB Homes, Inc. as one of the leading contractors in Southwest Florida.  Prior to joining BCB Homes, Inc., Mr. Weidle worked for Boran Craig Barber Engel Construction (also located in Naples, Florida) for approximately five years.  This company is one of the leading commercial general contractors in Southwest Florida.  Mr. Weidle graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1993 with a B.S. degree in business administration.

     
Robert “Tim” Zellers  

Robert T.  Zellers has served as one of our directors since October 2009.  He was born in Pompano Beach, Florida, and relocated to Naples in 1972.  Mr. Zellers graduated from Naples High School and the Ford Marketing Institute in Atlanta, Georgia.  He has worked full-time at Tamiami Ford since 1976.  Mr. Zellers is active in his local church, having served on various committees and boards at New Hope Ministries and Parkway Community Church in Naples.  He is also active in many local charities such as Saint Matthews House, Immokalee Mission, and Habitat for Humanity, and currently serves on the board for Light to the Nations, a faith-based organization based in Ft. Myers, Florida. He has acted as the contractor for the construction of three homes, three large dealership projects, and a shopping center.  Mr. Zellers has a wealth of knowledge regarding the businesses and property in and around Naples, and has been the president of Tamiami Ford since 1986, managing three locations.  Mr. Zellers also purchased the local Hyundai and Mitsubishi dealerships in Naples in 2008 and serves as President and CEO for all three businesses.  The businesses have a total number of 180 employees with sales revenue of over $900 million in 2010. 

    Honorary Directors:


Paulette P. Kempfer

  Ms. Kempfer is a director and organizer of First National Bank of Gulf Coast, attending the initial board meeting of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast in organization on April 17, 2008. Ms. Kempfer is the co-owner, with her husband John, of Kempfer Design Group, an interior design company based in Naples, Florida. She earned her BA degree from Hollin's College. Ms. Kempfer served on the board of Sunrise Children's Foundation whose primary goal was to raise funds in support of the programs and services of local charitable organizations which will enhance the learning, growth, and development of children with special needs in Collier County. In 2000, she was the chairperson for the NCH Healthcare System Hospital Ball. Ms. Kempfer is the mother of four children and has been active in the Naples community since she arrived in 1985. She vounteered at the Community School of Naples and assisted with fundraising to benefit the scholarship program. She was also active with Step by Step and Youth Haven. Ms. Kempfer is a member of Old Collier Golf Club and LaPlaya Beach Club. Currently, Ms. Kempfer serves on the board of the Mountain Air Community Fund, which is a charitable foundation benefitting the community of Burnsville, North Carolina. In addition, Ms. Kempfer is a member of the Blue Ridge Regional Hospital Foundation Board in Spruce, North Carolina. 
     
Robert T. Reichert  

Robert T. Reichert has served as our Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer since October 2009.  Prior to October 2009, Mr. Reichert served in the same capacity for First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization) from 2007.  Mr. Reichert has held various management positions within the financial industry.  Mr. Reichert held the position of executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lydian Trust Company from October 2005 through August 2007.  In 2003, Mr. Reichert was appointed senior vice president and chief financial officer of First National Bankshares of Florida upon its spin-off from F.N.B. Corporation.  In January 2005, First National Bankshares of Florida was acquired by Fifth Third Bancorp.  At that time Mr. Reichert was named senior vice president and chief financial officer responsible for accounting and finance.  He remained with Fifth Third Bank through August 2005.  After spending 12 years with Ernst & Young LLP, he joined F.N.B. Corporation in 1996 and held the position of senior vice president and controller, and was responsible for holding company and affiliate bank financial accounting, reporting and asset and liability management.    Mr. Reichert obtained his B.S. degree from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, and was a certified public accountant from 1987 through 2000.

     
C.C. Coghill  

Mr. Coghill attended the initial board meeting of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast in organization on April 17, 2008. Mr. Coghill is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of the Bank and is an honorary director and organizer of FNB. Mr. Coghill has been involved in the banking industry for over forty years. He began his career as a national bank examiner and has held various management level positions within the industry including chief credit officer of F.N.B. Corporation and executive credit officer of First National Bank of Florida. Mr. Coghill also served as area president and senior loan officer for Community National Bank. While Mr. Coghill was chief credit officer of First National Bank of Florida, the bank earned the highest credit quality rating awarded by the OCC for banks with assets between $3 billion and $20 billion. Mr. Coghill is a graduate of East Carolina University with B.A. degree in business administration. He was the past chairman of Group 9 and a past council member of the Florida Bankers Association. He served as president and on the advisory board of the Southwest Florida AIB Chapter and also as the president of the Southwest Florida Bank Executives Roundtable. Mr. Coghill is also active in the community and has served as the treasurer of the United Way of Lee County, treasurer of the Pelican Bay Rotary Club, and finance chairman of the North Naples United Methodist Church.

     
David Gomer  

Mr. Gomer attended the initial board meeting of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast in organization on April 17, 2008. Mr. Gomer is an honorary director and organizer of FNB, resides in Cape Coral, Florida and has been involved with the banking industry in this community for over 40 years. He is extremely familiar with the area and understands the residents' and the community's needs. Mr. Gomer was the president and chief executive officer of Cape Coral Bank and Trust from 1966 to 1981. He was also an organizing director, president and chief executive officer of both Community National Bank from 1985 to 1991 and Cape Coral National Bank from 1994 to 2002. Cape Coral National Bank was an affiliate of Southwest Banks, Inc. and was merged into its sister bank, First National Bank of Florida, in 1999. Mr. Gomer continued as chief executive officer until his retirement in 2002. Mr. Gomer is also the managing partner of various real estate companies, including Mid-Point Plaza, LLC, Santa Barbara Center, LLC and Seventh Terrace Partners, LLC. Mr. Gomer was recently re-elected to serve as a trustee of LCED, and electric co-operative located in Lee County. This electric company has over 200,000 customers residing in Lee and Collier Counties. He has served as a trustee of this company for the past 23 years. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Gomer was involved in many non-profit organizations in Cape Coral.

     
Daniel Patnode  

Mr. Patnode attended the initial board meeting of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast in organization on April 17, 2008. Mr. Patnode is an honorary director and organizer of FNB. In addition, he has been the vice president, secretary, treasurer, and 50% owner of Patnode Roofing, Inc., a roofing contractor in Southwest Florida, since 1982. He has also been the manager and 50% owner of Patnode & Patnode, LLC, a real estate rental company, since 1984. Mr. Patnode has been a resident of Southwest Florida for over 50 years and understands the community and is a well respected businessman.

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