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Thomas G. Brewer

age 65, served as one of our Bank directors from October 2009 through June 2012, when he was elected a director of the Company. He has been involved with the retail and wholesale carpet business since 1983, when he founded Brewer Carpet and Design Center, Inc. Brewer Carpet subsequently evolved into The Brewer Flooring Group, which encompasses eight business entities in seven states. Mr. Brewer has increased the number of his stores from 12 to 23, capitalizing on market opportunities.

Mr. Brewer’s Carpet One stores have 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 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. As a member of our Board, Mr. Brewer has extensive experience developing and managing small to mid-size businesses which assists us in our business development.

 

Christopher C. Casciato

age 54, was elected by the board of directors as a director of the Bank on April 29, 2011 and of the Company on June 11, 2012. Mr. Casciato is currently a board member of Community & Southern Bank of Atlanta, GA, Cascade Bancorp of Bend, OR and Strategic Growth Bank of El Paso, TX. He is also a director of Clarion Partners, a real estate investment management company located in New York, NY and Paradigm Management Solutions, a catastophic workers’ compensation case management company located in Walnut Creek, CA. 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.

Robert M. Feerick

age 64, served as one of our Bank directors from October 2009 through June 2012, when he was elected a director of the Company. 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 their 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; 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.

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

John J. Guinee

age 47, was elected by the Company’s board of directors as a director of the Company on June 11, 2012. Mr. Guinee is a Managing Partner at Constitution Capital Partners LLC. Constitution Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that focuses on North American buyouts. He is a member of Constitution Capital’s Investment Committee. Prior to joining Constitution Capital, Mr. Guinee was an Investment Director for Standard Life Investments Private Equity USA and a member of the Investment Committee. Previously, he was a Vice President of Business Development at State Street Bank and Trust Company.

Mr. Guinee has significant experience as a director of privately held companies. He is currently a director or board observer of the following companies; Custom Ecology Inc, a leading waste logistics company, Hearthside the nation's largest independent bakery, Construction Partners Inc., an asphalt road construction company, London Broadcasting Company Inc., the largest owner operator of middle-market broadcast television stations in the state of Texas, The Environmental Quality Company, a hazardous waste and environmental management services provider and Flagstone Foods, one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of private label healthy snacks in North America.

Mr. Guinee earned his BS in Finance from Babson College in Babson Park, MA and his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management in Westwood, CA. Mr. Guinee is also a graduate of General Electric’s Financial Management Program.

As a member of the Holding Company’s board of directors, Mr. Guinee has extensive experience in the financial services industry which will assist us in our strategic planning.

Michael J. Kerschner

age 60, has served as one of our Bank directors since 2007. On June 11, 2012, he was elected to serve as a director of the Company. 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.

Dianne Gillmor Krumsee

age 67, served as one of our Bank directors from 2007 to 2012. In June 2012, Ms. Krumsee was elected as a director for the Company. 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 emeritus 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.

As a member of our Board, Ms. Krumsee has extensive banking industry knowledge and experience which assists us in our strategic planning, business management and business development.

James S. Lindsay

age 64, has served as a Bank director since October 2009 and a Company director since June 2012. 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.

As a member of our Board, Mr. Lindsay 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.

Edward J. Mace

age 56, has served as a Bank director since October 2009 and a Company director since June 2012. 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.

Judy Miller

age 67, served as one of our Bank directors from 2007 to 2012. In June 2012, Ms. Miller was elected as a director for the Company. 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, Ohio State Republican Central Committee, and the Hancock County Blanchard Valley Port Authority Board in Findlay, Ohio.

As a member of our Board, Ms. Miller has extensive business experience which assists us in our business management and development.

Garrett S. Richter

age 62, has served as our President and one of our directors for the Bank since October 2009 and for the Company 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 as the Senate President Pro Tempore. 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 served as the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking and Insurance from 2008 to 2012. He currently chairs the Senate Committee on Gaming. Additionally, Senator Richter serves on the Appropriations Committee, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, the Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, the Committee on Banking and Insurance, the Committee on Commerce and Tourism, the Judiciary Committee, the Rules Committee, the Transportation 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. Senator Richter began his banking career in 1969 with Mellon Bank.

He is an alumnus of 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.

Gary L. Tice

age 65, has served as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and director of the Bank since October 2009 and as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company 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.”

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 June 2011, Mr. Tice was appointed as a director of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

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.

Robert I. Usdan

age 47, was elected by the Company’s board of directors as a director of the Company on June 11, 2012. Mr. Usdan is co-founder and principal of The Endicott Group, a money management and financial advisory firm dedicated to the financial services industry. Mr. Usdan is responsible for the development and implementation of investment strategy and advising financial firms across the United States. Prior to founding Endicott, from 1990 to January 1996, Mr. Usdan was an Associate Director in the Corporate Finance Group at Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P.

Mr. Usdan received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of Virginia in 1988 with a minor in Art History.

As a member of the Holding Company’s board of directors, Mr. Usdan has extensive experience as a financial industry executive which will assist us in our strategic planning.

 

 

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