Prior to joining Bank of Central Florida, Paul Noris was the Lakeland city president for SunTrust Bank, Mid-Florida. During his sixteen-year career with SunTrust Bank, Mr. Noris spent two years in the retail side of the bank as a branch manager, two years in credit administration managing the credit training function for the bank, one year in the trust and investment area engaged in sales and relationship management, and more than ten years working in the commercial lending department. His time in the commercial area began as a relationship manager and progressed from managing a local unit to managing the commercial lending function for SunTrust Bank, Mid-Florida, while also carrying the title of city president.
Mr. Noris has lived in Lakeland since 1996 and has served on the boards of various civic organizations during that time. He is former chair of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, Business Voice, and Leadership Lakeland Class XXXIII. He is the past president of the Explorations V Children's Museum. He currently serves as Chairman of Lakeland Regional Hospital Foundation, Chair of the 2017 United Way Campaign and is on the Advisory Board at the Barney Barnett School of Business at Florida Southern College. He is a graduate of Leadership Lakeland Class XVI. Mr. Noris received his bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Florida in 1987.
David Moore has a distinguished banking career with experience at SunTrust Bank, Wachovia Bank, and most recently The Bank of Tampa. As Chief Operating Officer at The Bank of Tampa, Mr. Moore was responsible for leading teams in delivering high-quality banking solutions with a unique client focused experience. Prior to working at The Bank of Tampa, Mr. Moore was a Commercial Team Lead at SunTrust Bank where he focused on hiring, training, and developing commercial relationship managers. Mr. Moore is a graduate from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He currently serves on the Board of the American Heart Association of Tampa Bay and the Tampa Bay History Center.
Michelle has experience as VP Controller at Platinum Bank and Bank of Central Florida for six years. She has been in banking for 14 years with various roles specializing in credit analysis, compliance, and deposit operations. Michelle has also lead team initiatives to implement electronic banking services in efforts to improve efficiency and client experience. She joined the Bank of Central Florida team in January of 2017. Michelle graduated from the Florida School of Banking in 2009, received her MBA from the University of South Florida in 2012 and completed the Graduate School of Banking’s Financial Managers School in 2018.
Prior to joining the Bank of Central Florida, Jim Dugger has had a banking career spanning over thirty years in both Florida and California. Mr. Dugger has been in the Tampa Bay market for over nineteen years where his most recent positions included Chief Credit Officer of Florida Bank, Senior Credit Officer at C1Bank, and Senior Credit Officer at American Momentum Bank. During his career Mr. Dugger has been responsible for all aspects of lending including consumer, residential, and commercial divisions, underwriting, and loan operations. He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University majoring in Business Management. Over the years in banking Mr. Dugger has been an active member in his community with various organizations.
Joseph Furnari is a thirty-five year resident of Polk County and received his bachelor’s degree in financial management from Florida Southern College. He spent six years with Metropolitan Life as a sales representative before beginning his banking career with First Union in 1998 (later Wells Fargo). During his twelve year career with Wachovia, Mr. Furnari spent seven years in the retail bank which included three years as a sales leader for both Hillsborough and Polk counties and five years as a commercial banker for Polk County. He is a graduate of Lakeland Leadership Class XXIV.
Robert Wedlock began his 24-year banking career at Sovereign Bank in 1990 after receiving his bachelor's degree in banking and finance from Alvernia College in Pennsylvania. Mr. Wedlock served as Chief Information Officer for First Federal Savings Bank and R-G Crown Bank after relocating to Florida in 2000. In 2006, Mr. Wedlock was named Chief Information Officer of Independent Bankers Bank and was responsible for overseeing new technology for more than 200 banks in Florida. As Director of Technology and Operations at The Norman Group in 2012, Mr. Wedlock developed an outsourced CIO and ISO package. His expertise includes complete bank system migrations due to mergers and acquisitions, new technology deployment conversions, implementation of cost-efficiency automation programs, and creation of business continuity and disaster recovery plans.
With over 30 years of commercial banking experience, Scott has a comprehensive background in sales, relationship management and leadership execution in the commercial and corporate banking space. He has extensive experience leading high performing teams in business development, sales performance credit underwriting, portfolio management and strategic financial consulting. Prior to joining Bank of Central Florida, Scott spent two years with BBVA Compass Bank and two years at Fifth Third Bank as a Senior Vice President and a Corporate Executive in Orlando. His previous banking experience also includes 22 years with SunTrust Bank in the Atlanta, Georgia and Tennessee markets where he served in various commercial leadership and market executive roles. Scott has always been very involved in the local community with serving on several positions on the Boards of United Way, Chamber of Commerce, and other local organizations.
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