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Business Observer Friday, Jul. 17, 2020 2 weeks ago

Bank promotes long-serving executive to president, COO

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Corey Neil has been with the Bank of Tampa since 2003.

TAMPA — The Bank of Tampa has named Corey Neil, a 17-year veteran of the financial institution, president and COO.

According to a press release, Neil will oversee enterprise responsibilities for the revenue side of the bank. 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 Co. 

“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,” West states in the release. “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.”

Neil joined The Bank of Tampa in 2003 and has held various leadership roles during his tenure. Most recently, he served as chief banking officer; prior to that, he was Hillsborough County market president. 

“I am honored to work with such an incredible team — at every level — here at The Bank of Tampa,” Neil states in the release. “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 hometown bank.”

With more than $2 billion in total assets, the Bank of Tampa is one of the largest community banks in the Tampa Bay area. It reported gross annual revenue of $82.3 million in 2019, up from $72.61 million in 2018. 

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