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VERNON SMITH

PERSONAL

  • Born in Tallahassee, Florida, June l7, l944
  • Married, 3 children, 7 grandchildren

EDUCATION

  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL - B.S. Marketing l966
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL - Masters in Business
    Administration - l968

EMPLOYMENT

  • 1982-2010: President & CEO of Riverside National Bank of Florida, Fort Pierce, FL. Twenty (23) year old bank with $3 Billion in assets operating 52 offices from Delray Beach, north to Holly Hill, west to Lakeland.
  • 1985-2010: Chairman of the Board and CEO of Indian River National Bank, Vero Beach, FL
  • 1995-2010: Chairman of the Board of Prosperity Banking Company, St. Augustine, FL. Vice Chairman of Prosperity Bank. $865 Million bank operating 22 offices in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Ponte Vedra, Palatka, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach, Deland, and Panama City, FL.
  • 1996-2010: Chairman of the Board, Riverside Gulf Coast Banking Company, Cape Coral, FL. Vice Chairman of Riverside Bank of the Gulf Coast. $485 Million bank operating 12 offices from Bradenton south to Naples.
  • 1999-2010: Chairman of the Board, Riverside Central Florida Banking Company and Riverside Bank of Central Florida, a new $80 Million two office bank in the Orlando market.
  • 1980-1982: Organizing effort for Riverside National Bank of Florida
  • 1979-1980: Executive Vice President of Southeast National Bank of Ft. Pierce
  • 1975-1979: Asst. Regional Credit Administrator and Regional Credit Administrator for Southeast Banks for central and North Florida
  • 1970-1975: Southeast Bank of Orlando, V.P. in charge of Commercial Lending
  • 1967-1970: Asst. National Bank Examiner, Controller of the Currency, U.S. Treasury Dept.

MEMBERSHIP AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • St. Lucie County Sheriff's Reserve Unit, Inc. (President & Director)
  • Concerned Citizens & Officials (Moderator)
  • One Hundred Club of St. Lucie County (Past President)
  • Florida Highway Patrol Advisory Council (Secretary & Director)
  • State of Florida Judicial Nominating Commission, 4th District Court of Appeals
  • CORE (Director) – Agency provides misdemeanor rehab for 19th Judicial Circuit
  • St. Lucie Chamber of Commerce (Moderator of Trustees)

 


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