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Rising banking star, civic leader leaves region

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One of the Tampa area's rising business and civic stars, Brian Lamb, an executive with Fifth Third Bank, is leaving the region.

Lamb was named to a new leadership position in Fifth Third's corporate headquarters in Cincinnati: chief corporate responsibility and reputation officer. He will report to Teresa Tanner, chief administrative officer, and oversee the bank's “civic commitments and reputation management,” according to a release.

“We are thrilled to name a leader with Brian's experience and track record to this newly created and key position at Fifth Third,” Tanner says in the statement. “He brings a high degree of personal passion in serving and collaborating with the community. Brian is an outstanding banker who has produced stellar results for both the bank and the community.”

Lamb has been with Fifth Third since 2006, and was most recently president of the North Florida region, based in Tampa. Prior to Fifth Third he was CFO for Home Discovery Real Estate Services Corp. and a senior executive with Teco. Lamb was a Business Observer 40 under 40 winner in 2012.

Lamb also left a mark on the community outside his work. Boards and organizations he served on include: the Tampa Bay Partnership; University of South Florida; Enterprise Florida; Florida Council of 100; Straz Center for the Performing Arts; and the United Way. He has been chairman of the Tampa Bay Partnership and is the current chairman of the USF board of trustees. Lamb played point guard for the basketball team at USF, where he graduated in 1998.

Fifth Third also announced that it will combine its North Florida and South Florida division into one unit. David Call, an executive with Fifth Third since 2002, and most recently the South Florida unit president, was named regional president for Florida. Call will relocate to Tampa from Naples, according to a separate release, and will report to Mike Michael, group regional president.

Call, in the statement, says he will work closely in the transition with Lamb.

“Brian has helped build Fifth Third's reputation in Tampa and throughout North Florida, and has set a high standard for the Bank's community involvement,” Call says. “I look forward to continuing the great work Brian started.”


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