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Christopher C. Casciato

Age 53, was elected by the board of directors as a director of the bank 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. 

As a member of our Board, Mr. Casciato has extensive experience in the financial services industry and experience in the role of bank director which will assist us in our strategic planning.

Adam D. Compton

age 47, was elected by the board to serve as a director of the Bank on April 29, 2011. Mr. Compton was elected to the Company board in June 2012. 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 a bank regulator for the State of Florida for three years. Mr. Compton currently serves as a board member of Alico, Inc., a Florida-based agribusiness and land management company.

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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Compton has extensive experience as a financial industry executive and a thorough understanding of the banking industry which will assist us in our strategic planning.

Edgar E. Davis Age 69, 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. In addition, he 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 a real estate salesman or broker for 39 years. As a member of our Board, Mr. Davis has extensive ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.
Jeffrey D. Davis

Age 70, has served as one of our directors since October 2009. Since 1987, he has served as the chief executive officer of Jefferson Davis Research, Inc., formerly known as 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 served 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, Mr. Davis also served as chairman of the Programming and Marketing Committee. 

For 20 years, Mr. Davis served as a board member of Four Oaks of Iowa, a not-for-profit child and family services 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 Scholars Club, 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. 

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 101 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 developing and managing small to mid-size businesses which assists us in our business management and strategic planning.
Michael J. Kerschner

Age 60,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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Kerschner has extensive experience as a bank executive and in-depth understanding of the banking industry which assists us in strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

Edward J. Mace

Age 56, 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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Mace has extensive experience as a bank director and significant ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

Donald Major

Age 66, 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.

 As a member of our Board, Mr. Major has extensive experience in the banking industry and significant ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

John McWilliams

Age 59, 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 31 years of experience in the Lee County real estate market. Mr. McWilliams holds a Bachelor’s degree from Western Michigan University and is considered a pillar of the Lehigh Acres business community and an expert on the local residential and commercial real estate markets.

As a member of our Board, Mr. McWilliams has extensive contacts in and ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

Thomas F. O’Reilly

Age 66, 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 nineteen McDonald’s franchises, primarily 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 current civic activities include: board member of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Florida; treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Naples on the Gulf; volunteer for Hope for Haiti, Inc. and volunteer for Collier Harvest.  He is also a board member of Legatus of Naples, an organization of Catholic CEOs, a member of St. Williams Knights of Columbus, and a Knight of Malta, American Association.

As a member of our Board, Mr. O’Reilly has extensive financial experience which assists us in our business management.

Calvin J. Pratt

Age 67, 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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Pratt has extensive business experience which assists us in developing our business plan and significant ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.
Garrett S. Richter

Garrett S. Richter has served as President and Director of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast since October 2009, and as President of TGR Financial, Inc. since November 2011. 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, the Joint Legislative Budget Commission and the Ethics and Elections Committee. 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. 

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 Combat Infantry Badge and 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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Richter has an in-depth understanding of the banking industry and extensive contacts in our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

Joseph C. Smallwood, Jr.

Age 48, 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 many Sand Dollar Awards in recognition of its excellence in construction. Prior to joining BCB Homes, Inc. Mr. Smallwood was involved with commercial construction activities, primarily building condominiums, office buildings, shopping centers and apartments.  Mr. Smallwood graduated from the University of Florida in 1988 with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. 

As a member of our Board, Mr. Smallwood has extensive business experience and significant ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

J. Nathan Stout

Age 63,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 has served as 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.

 As a member of our Board, Mr. Stout has extensive finance experience and significant ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

Gary L. Tice

Gary L. Tice has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Director of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast since October 2009, and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of TGR Financial, Inc. since November 2011. 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.” Gulfshore Life recognized Mr. Tice as one of their “Men and Women of the Year 2011”, honoring distinguished citizens for their contributions to the community. 

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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Tice, as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, has firsthand knowledge of all aspects of our business and daily operations. Mr. Tice has extensive experience as a bank executive, in-depth understanding of the banking industry, and long standing and significant ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

Timothy S. Weidle

Age 41,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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Weidle has extensive business experience and significant ties to our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

Robert T. Zellers

Age 54, 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 175 employees with sales revenue of approximately $870 million in 2011.  

As a member of our Board, Mr. Zellers has extensive contacts in our local community which assists us in our strategic planning, business development and customer relations.

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