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The Bank of Tampa Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

Jan. 7, 2022

T. Corey Neil has been appointed to president and chief executive officer; Thomas Oliver has been appointed to chief administrative officer

TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 7, 2022The Bank of Tampa today announced that T. Corey Neil has been named president and chief executive officer. Neil has been appointed to the board of directors of The Bank of Tampa, as well as its holding company, the Tampa Bay Banking Company. Additionally, Thomas Oliver, has been appointed to chief administrative officer at The Bank of Tampa. Bill West, who previously served as chief executive officer of The Bank of Tampa and The Tampa Bay Banking Company, will continue in his role as chief executive officer of the Tampa Bay Banking Company.

“Over The Bank of Tampa’s 38-year history, we have only had two chief executive officers—Corey will be our third,” said Bill West. “Corey has been with The Bank of Tampa for nearly two decades, and through that time, he has gained an incredible understanding of our market and developed deep connections with our clients. He is well-primed to continue The Bank of Tampa’s mission of being the Tampa Bay area’s community bank. Additionally, Tom Oliver has excelled in his prior role of director of operations at The Bank of Tampa, which included being a key leader of The Bank of Tampa’s merger with Hillsboro Bank in 2021. We’re looking forward to Tom’s continued success as chief administrative officer.”

Neil joined The Bank of Tampa in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles during his tenure. Most recently, he served as president and chief operating officer and previously, he served as chief banking officer. Neil holds a Bachelor of Science in finance from Florida State University. He is a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, as well as Columbia University Business School’s Advanced Management Program. Neil serves as the vice chairman of the board for Tampa General Hospital Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the board for the Hillsborough Education Foundation and the University Club of Tampa.

With more than 24 years of experience in banking and finance, Oliver joined The Bank of Tampa in 2018, and serves in various leadership roles. Most recently, he served as director of operations. Oliver holds a Bachelor of Arts in accounting from Michigan State University. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

“The Bank of Tampa’s Board of Directors was pleased to unanimously approve Corey and Tom’s promotions,” said James L. Ferman, chairman of the board at The Bank of Tampa. “Both of these leaders have played a prominent role representing The Bank of Tampa in meaningful way, both within our community and as leaders of this organization. We look forward to their continued success with the hope and expectation they, along with The Bank of Tampa’s leadership team, will continue to guide us for decades to come.”

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 and Sarasota counties, as well as a loan production office in Pasco County. The Bank of Tampa’s assets total more than $3.2 billion, with outstanding loans greater than $1.4 billion. Its wealth management practice has more than $1 billion total assets under care. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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