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The Bank of Tampa Appoints T. Corey Neil to President and Chief Operating Officer

July 16, 2020

TAMPA, Fla., July 16, 2020 – The Bank of Tampa today announced that T. Corey Neil has been appointed to president and chief operating officer. In his role, Neil will oversee enterprise responsibilities for the revenue side of the bank. William O. “Bill” West, will remain in his role as CEO of The Bank of Tampa, as well as CEO and president of the Tampa Bay Banking Company.

“Corey has been a tremendous asset to The Bank of Tampa for nearly two decades, and as he has progressed through his career, he has continued to play a greater role in leading our bank,” said West. “In the bank’s 36-year history, we have only had two bank presidents—Corey will be our third. Our bank has a history of developing senior level leadership from within and, with Corey’s promotion, this trend continues. Corey is a proven leader who understands our market and our unique banking philosophy. For this reason, among many others, this promotion recognizes Corey for his leadership. We congratulate him for his much-deserved promotion.”

Neil joined The Bank of Tampa in 2003 and has served in various leadership roles during his tenure. Most recently, he served as the chief banking officer and previously, he served as the Hillsborough County market president.

“I am honored to work with such an incredible team—at every level—here at The Bank of Tampa,” said Neil. “The Bank of Tampa has a long history of serving our community as the largest locally owned community bank in the markets we serve. An important part of our history is the continuity of our leadership team, which we feel is so important in maintaining our culture and our commitment to the clients and communities we serve. I look forward to continuing to build upon our long-term strategy of being Tampa Bay’s largest locally-owned home town bank.”

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.

“The Bank of Tampa’s Board of Directors was pleased to unanimously approve Corey’s promotion to president and chief operating officer,” said James L. Ferman, chairman of the board at The Bank of Tampa. “Corey has long played a prominent role in representing the bank in our community and providing leadership as part of our executive management team. He embodies The Bank of Tampa’s culture through his actions and community involvement, and he represents The Bank of Tampa in a positive and meaningful way within our community. We look forward to The Bank of Tampa’s continued success through Corey’s leadership.”

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 banks inception in 1984. It has offices in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Sarasota counties. The Bank of Tampa’s assets total more than $2 billion, with outstanding loans greater than $1.2 billion. Its wealth management practice has more than $860 million total assets under care. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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