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Executive Profiles

 

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 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.

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.  He 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. 

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

 C.C. Coghill has served as our Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer since October 2009.  Prior to October 2009, Mr. Coghill served in the same capacity for First National Bank of the Gulf Coast (in organization) from 2007.  Mr. Coghill has been involved in the banking industry for over 40 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 from 2001 to 2004 and executive credit officer of First National Bank of Florida from 1991 to 2005.  Mr. Coghill also served as area president and senior loan officer for Community National Bank from 1985 to 2001.  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 and $20 billion.  Mr. Coghill is a graduate of East Carolina University with a 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.

Brian Keenan

Brian Keenan has served as our Regional President for West and Central Florida since July 2011. Prior to joining First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, Mr. Keenan was the affiliate President and Chief Executive Officer for Fifth Third Bank in the Tampa Bay Market. Under Mr. Keenan's direction over the past six years, the Fifth Third Tampa Bay Market tripled in size. Prior to Fifth Third, Mr. Keenan worked for First National Bank of Florida in the role of Market President for Tampa Bay. Mr. Keenan also played a vital role in the success of First National Bank of Florida when it grew to $5.3 billion in assets with 77 branches by the time it was acquired in January 2005 by Fifth Third Bancorp. Overall, Mr. Keenan has 26 years of banking experience in the Tampa Bay, Orlando and Sarasota markets with prior experiences also at Barnett Bank, Bank of America, Huntington and SunTrust Banks. Mr. Keenan holds a BS in Finance from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He also serves on the board of United Way of Tampa Bay, WEDU, USF Foundation and Tampa Bay and Company.

Terry Read Walston

Executive Vice President of the bank. Date of hire is November 10, 2008. Has held various management positions during her 30 years in the Collier County banking industry. Mrs. Walston has held positions in finance, loan operations and deposit operations. However, most recently Mrs. Walston served outside of banking as Chief Financial Officer for Allen Concrete & Masonry, Inc., a leading local masonry subcontractor. Prior to joining Allen Concrete & Masonry, Inc. in 2006; Mrs. Walston held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Orion Bank. Previously, Mrs. Walston spent 14 years with First National Bank of Florida. Mrs. Walston initially held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the then affiliate bank, First National Bank of Naples. Subsequently, Mrs. Walston held various management positions with the bank and its parent company, First National Bankshares of Florida. Mrs. Walston holds an Associates Degree in Banking and Finance and is a graduate of the Bank Administration Graduate School of Banking. 

Peter Setaro

Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of the Bank. Date of hire is July 7, 2008. Mr. Setaro has over 23 years of banking experience in southwest Florida. Mr. Setaro has held position in finance, operations and information technology. Mr. Setaro spent the past two years as EVP of Technology and Operations for Bank of Florida, which purchased his previous employer, Old Florida Bank. Mr. Setaro held the position of SVP of Operations during his three years with Old Florida Bank. Previously, Mr. Setaro spent over seven years at First National Bank of SW Florida in the finance and operations divisions, this bank was purchased by FNB Corp in 1997. He joined First National Bank of SW Florida's affiliate Cape Coral National Bank and was appointed SVP and Chief Financial Officer. In 2001, Mr. Setaro joined the holding company ( First National Bank of SW Florida Corporation) and held the position of SVP of Information Technology Systems. Mr. Setaro attended St. Johns University in Staten Island, N.Y.

Ronald Rucker

Ronald L. Rucker has served as our Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer since October 2009.  Mr. Rucker has over 35 years banking experience in Collier County.  From August 2006 to July 2008, Mr. Rucker served as the President and CEO of Hillcrest Bank, Florida located in Naples.  Prior to that position, he spent over 10 years with First National Bank of Florida as EVP and Senior Lender.  When First National merged with Fifth Third Bank in 2005, Mr. Rucker stayed on for eight months as SVP of the lending division to assist with the merger.  Throughout Mr. Rucker’s career, he has held positions in commercial, consumer and residential lending.  Mr. Rucker is a graduate of the Florida School of Banking.  Mr. Rucker has lived in the Naples community for over 42 years and has been very active within the community by volunteering for numerous organizations. 

Nancye Hire

Executive Vice President and Director of Loan Operations for the bank. Date of hire is July 7, 2008. Mrs. Hire has 27 years of banking experience in Southwest Florida, all in lending and loan operations. Mrs. Hire held the position of Senior Vice President in charge of Loan Operations at Orion Bank from July 2005 until July 2007, when she joined the First National Bank of the Gulf Coast in organization. Prior to that, Mrs. Hire was employed with First National Bank of Florida, from its inception as First National Bank of Naples in 1989 until the bank merged with Fifth Third Bank in 2005. During the fifteen years with First National Bank of Florida, Mrs. Hire was in charge of all aspects of loan operations for the company as well as assisting in the assimilation and conversion of acquired banks. Mrs. Hire obtained an Associate's Degree from Parks Business College in Denver, Colorado. Mrs. Hire has lived in the Naples community for 30 years. 

 

Tracy L. Coghill

Chief Legal Counsel and Sr. Vice President of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast. Date of hire is August 4, 2008. Ms. Coghill is a Florida Bar Association Board Certified Real Estate Attorney who has been practicing law in Southwest Florida since 1996 with several well-known and respected law firms and corporations. Mrs. Coghill began her career with the law firm of Cottrell, Warchol, Merchant & Rollings before joining F.N.B. Corporation in 2002 as Corporate Counsel and President of West Coast Title Insurance Company. In 2003, she became General Counsel for First National Bankshares of Florida. After the First National Bankshares of Florida merger with Fifth Third Corporation, Mrs. Coghill joined the law firm of Treiser, Collins & Vernon. Mrs. Coghill is a graduate of Florida State University and received her juris doctorate, cum laude, from Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law. Mrs. Coghill is very active in the local community and currently serves on the Naples Branch Board of the Y.M.C.A. of the Palms and is a former Board Member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Florida. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association, the Collier County Bar Association and the Florida Bankers' Association. Mrs. Coghill is a graduate of the Greater Naples Chamber Leadership Collier Class of 2008, Leadership Cape Coral and Leadership Fort Myers.

Philip Nemni

Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Bank. Date of hire is December 31, 2006. Mr. Nemni previously served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Panther Community Bank since December 2006. Prior to joining PCB, Mr. Nemni served as Senior Vice President- Chief Financial Officer for Bank of Naples, a community bank based in Naples FL, from 2005 to 2006. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Nemni served as Vice President & Director - Budget & Information Analysis for First National Bank of Florida where he was responsible for designing and implementing a complete planning process for the bank, as well as establishing a comprehensive accounting system for First National Trust Company. Mr. Nemni holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Neurophysiology and a Master of Business Administration degree from McGill University. He is also a registered Certified Public Accountant.

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