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Robert J. Lane Appointed to The Bank of Tampa’s Board of Directors

April 27, 2023

TAMPA, Fla., April 27, 2023 – The Bank of Tampa today announced the appointment of Robert J. Lane, CPA to the board of directors of the bank and its holding company—Tampa Bay Banking Company. Lane serves as managing partner of Kerkering, Barberio & Co. and has been a member of The Bank of Tampa’s Sarasota/Manatee advisory board since its inception in 2018.

“We are excited to have Rob join our board of directors,” said Corey Neil, president and chief executive officer of The Bank of Tampa. “We will definitely benefit from his professional experience and community presence throughout Sarasota and Manatee counties and the greater Tampa Bay area.”

Lane joined Kerkering Barberio—the largest CPA firm headquartered on the west coast of Florida—in 1986 and was admitted as a shareholder in 1991. He is ultimately responsible for audits and reviews for a variety of industries, including nonprofits, general contractors, manufacturers, and other organizations. Previously, his experience includes financial and compliance audits with a national accounting firm.

Lane is passionate about his work in the community and is currently involved in a variety of organizations, including the Association for Corporate Growth, Leadership Florida, Leadership Sarasota, and The Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County and is on the boards of the Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County Foundation and United Way Suncoast. He is a founding board member of the Bay Park Conservancy and founding member of the Gulf Coast CEO Forum. Lane is also the past chair of both The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Committee of 100. Additionally, Lane is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Public Accountants.

About The Bank of Tampa

The Bank of Tampa is one of the largest community banks in the Tampa Bay area. It has been privately held by its employees, directors and clients since the bank’s inception in 1984. It has offices in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Sarasota, and Manatee counties, as well as a loan production office in Pasco County. The Bank of Tampa’s assets total more than $3.1 billion, with outstanding loans greater than $1.5 billion. Its wealth management practice has more than $1.2 billion total assets under care. To learn more, visit, or follow us on FacebookInstagramLinkedIn and Twitter.

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