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The Bank of Tampa Elevates Executive Team; Promotes Key Leaders

Nov. 26, 2018

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 26, 2018 – The Bank of Tampa today announced that three key leaders have been promoted and given greater responsibility for day-to-day bank operations.

Corey Neil was promoted to chief banking officer. In his new role, he will oversee all market presidents, commercial real estate, middle market banking, wealth management, trust services and marketing. David Moore was promoted to chief operating officer. In his new role, he will be responsible for bank strategy, finance and accounting, information technology and bank operations. Scott Gault, Pinellas County market president, will continue in his current role while assuming enterprise responsibilities for The Bank of Tampa’s small business administration and treasury services functions.

“The promotion of these three executives continues the bank’s effort to develop talent from within and to assure that leadership is in place for years to come,” said Bill West, who remains CEO of The Bank of Tampa. “We have been developing Corey, David and Scott for the past four years to take on additional responsibilities. All three are proven leaders who know our markets, understand the unique culture of The Bank of Tampa and appreciate our bank’s focus on our clients and employees.”

Neil, who joined The Bank of Tampa in 2003, has more than 20 years of experience in banking, and most recently served as Hillsborough County market president. Moore, who joined The Bank of Tampa in 2013, has more than 20 years of experience in banking, and most recently served as chief corporate banking officer. Gault, who joined The Bank of Tampa in 2015, has more than 25 years of experience in banking.

“The Bank of Tampa’s Board of Directors was pleased to unanimously support the appointments of Corey, David and Scott, as we look to continue to provide an unmatched banking experience throughout Tampa Bay,” said James L. Ferman, Jr., chairman of the board at The Bank of Tampa. “We congratulate them all and we wish them well as they implement our ongoing, long-term plans for the future. 

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 and Sarasota counties. The Bank of Tampa’s assets total more than $1.6 billion, with outstanding loans great than $1 billion. Its wealth management areas have more than $750 million in assets under care. To learn more, visit, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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