Adam D. Compton
Adam D. Compton was elected by the Board of Directors as a director of the bank in April 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 working 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.
Jeffrey D. Davis
Jeffrey D. Davis has served as Director 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 serves 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.
Michael J. Kerschner
Michael J. Kerschner has served as Director since 2007 and was elected to the Company board in June 2012. 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.
Bradford B. Kopp
Bradford B. Kopp has served as a Director of First Florida Integrity Bank since December 2013 and of the Company since January 2014. Mr. Kopp is a senior advisor to Lightyear Capital, LLC, as well as a financial services executive who has spent most of his career working with banks and related financial companies. He is currently advising a number of companies in the financial sector on strategic alternatives and profitability improvement initiatives.
Mr. Kopp recently served as President and CEO of Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son. After joining the company in 2009, he orchestrated a recapitalization of the bank with a group of institutional investors and returned the bank to profitability. Mr. Kopp worked for RBS Citizens Financial Group from 1993 to 2009. He served as CFO and Head of Strategy and played a key role in growing the bank from a small Rhode Island institution to the tenth largest bank in the U.S. with significant operations in New England, the Mid Atlantic states and the Midwest. Prior to that, Mr. Kopp spent 12 years at Lehman Brothers in the financial institutions group, where he advised banks and thrifts on capital raising and strategic issues.
Mr. Kopp is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
Colleen M. Kvetko
Colleen M. Kvetko has served as President of Private Banking and Director since March 2014. Previously, Ms. Kvetko held the position of President and CEO of Shamrock Bank of Florida, until the merger of Shamrock Bank into First Florida Integrity Bank. Ms. Kvetko began her banking career in 1971. In 1987, she began working with Fifth Third Bank’s National Lending Division in Cincinnati. In 1992, she was asked to start Fifth Third’s Florida affiliate and served as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board for two decades, growing the South Florida operation to $1.1 billion in assets and 16 locations by 2005. She retired briefly in 2005 until asked by Fifth Third Bank to return to assist in executing growth plans for South Florida.
Ms. Kvetko has served on the boards and committees of many of Southwest Florida’s leading community, educational and professional organizations. These include the YMCA of Collier County, Conservancy of Southwest Florida, United Way of Collier County, NCH Healthcare System Foundation, Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Humane Society Naples, Ave Maria University Board of Trustees, Hodges University Board member, Naples Illustrated Advisory Board, Economic Development Council of Collier County, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce, Florida Bankers Association and Florida Bankers Education Foundation. She was named by U.S. Banker as one of the “Twenty Five Most Powerful Women in Banking” in 2004 (10th) and 2005 (5th).
Edward J. Mace
Edward J. Mace has served as Director since October 2009 and was elected as a Director of the Company in 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.
John McWilliams has served as Director 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.
Thomas F. O’Reilly
Thomas F. O’Reilly has served as Director 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.
Calvin J. Pratt
Calvin J. Pratt has served as Director 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 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 President and Director of First Florida Integrity Bank 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 Florida Integrity Bank (in organization) from 2007. Additionally, Mr. 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 Gaming. He also serves on the Appropriations Committee, Appropriations Subcommittee on Education, Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Banking and Insurance Committee, Commerce and Tourism Committee, Judiciary Committee, Rules Committee, 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. 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.
Joseph C. Smallwood, Jr
Joseph C. Smallwood, Jr. has served as Director 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.
J. Nathan Stout
J. Nathan Stout has served as Director 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, 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 Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of First Florida Integrity Bank 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 Florida Integrity Bank (in organization) from 2007. Mr. Tice has been involved in banking in Florida for more than 30 years. Previously, 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 and was reappointed in January 2014 for an additional three year term. Mr. Tice was appointed in June 2011 as a director of The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce for a term of three years and was named a member of the Florida Bankers Association Government Relations Committee for the 2013 – 2014 year.
Timothy S. Weidle
Timothy S. Weidle has served as Director since October 2009. He has been 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.