Board of Directors
Paul Noris Paul Noris

Mr. Noris is the Chairman of the Board, as well as serving as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank. Before joining Bank of Central Florida, he spent sixteen years at SunTrust Bank, Mid-Florida, where he served as Lakeland City President.

David Henderson David Henderson

Mr. Henderson is manager of Henderson Properties, LLC, a commercial real estate development company specializing in site acquisition for national banks and retailers. The company also develops large commercial tracts for various business uses.

Steve Moore Steve Moore

Mr. Moore is the immediate past Chairman of the Board and until recently served as CEO of Universal Building Specialties, a wholesale lumber company founded in 1959 that serves Florida and the Caribbean. He currently manages various real estate and investment holdings.

Howard Bayless Howard Bayless

Mr. Bayless serves as president of Marcobay Construction Inc., a regional commercial general contractor with annual revenues in excess of $100 million.

Wesley Beck Wesley Beck

Mr. Beck is president of BecKryger Capital Partners LLLP, a private equity firm focused on investments in a variety of industries and industrial development. Previously, he was a founding partner in Florida Flavors, a specialty manufacturer of flavors and fragrances.

Ginny Harris Ginny Harris

Mrs. Harris is a Certified Public Accountant. She is the President of Harris & Wright, P.A., a public accounting firm in Lakeland providing tax and accounting services to individuals and corporations, as well as, trustee services to their clients for 23 years. Previously, Mrs. Harris served in the United States Air Force for 12 years. She has been a member of the Lakeland Rotary Club for twenty-three years, serving as treasurer for four years. She is currently chair of the Finance Committee for First Methodist Church of Lakeland.

Clayton Hollis

Mr. Hollis is Vice Chairman of the Board and has spent over 40 years in grocery retailing with Publix Super Markets, Inc. Before retiring at the end of 2012, he spent the last 18 years as Vice President of Public Affairs. He serves on the boards of Florida Southern College and Lakeland Regional Health Systems.

Greg Ruthven Greg Ruthven

Mr. Ruthven serves as president of The Ruthvens, a real estate development firm specializing in industrial warehouse space in Lakeland. The firm currently owns approximately three million square feet of industrial and commercial space and currently serves over three hundred tenants. The Ruthvens is a family owned business residing in Lakeland for over fifty-seven years.

Tracy Wilson

Mrs. Wilson is Senior Vice President, IT Business Planning for Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corporation, having worked for Marriott in the hospitality industry for over 30 years. She is a Child Advocate for the Florida Guardian Ad Litem program and serves on the board of Lakeland Regional Health Systems.

Ginny Harris Carl J. (Bud) Strang, III

Mr. Strang is the CEO of Six/Ten LLC, in Winter Haven and has deep roots in Polk County. He has been actively involved in the growth and development of a variety of real estate, agriculture and business services, and previously served as President of the Winter Haven Chamber of Commerce, the Central Florida Development Council and Main Street Winter Haven, Inc.