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The Bank of Tampa Appoints L. Ryan Leeper to Vice President, CRE Relationship Manager

May 7, 2018

TAMPA, Fla., May 7, 2018 – The Bank of Tampa today announced the appointment of Ryan Leeper to vice president, commercial real estate (CRE) relationship manager. Leeper will join The Bank of Tampa’s growing team of CRE lenders at the bank’s Bayshore office.

“Ryan comes to The Bank of Tampa with an extensive background in CRE lending,” said Owen LaFave, senior vice president, CRE lending director at The Bank of Tampa. "Ryan’s addition to the team is part of a strategic initiative to expand our CRE footprint, and focus resources to deepening our client relationships and growing our business."

Leeper brings more than 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining The Bank of Tampa, Leeper served as a CRE portfolio manager at UMB Bank in Fort Worth, Texas. Leeper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance from Baylor University.

The Bank of Tampa’s CRE team offers a full range of banking and credit products to meet the needs of regional real estate developers, investors and owners. CRE services include construction and acquisition financing, permanent financing, rehabilitation and repositioning, construction loans and construction lines of credit. For more information on CRE lending at The Bank of Tampa, please contact Owen LaFave at (813) 872-1343.

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