Aug 11
FNBP Welcomes Steven Hickman as President & CEO

Dade City, FL August 1, 2011— First National Bank of Pasco Chairman of the Board, Andy (AP) Gibbs, announced that Steven Hickman will join the Bank as President and CEO on August 1, 2011.  Mr. Hickman comes to us with a long history of successful banking in Florida.  A native of Columbus, Ohio, Steve moved to Florida in 1983 to work with First Florida Bank in Tampa which was acquired by Barnett Bank. In 1997, he became COO of BankAtlantic in Fort Lauderdale. Three years later he moved to IronStone Bank  as Regional President then founded the de novo Florida Shores Bank – Southeast in 2006 serving as its first President and CEO.

Steve and his fiancée Lynn will relocate to Dade City. Steve has three children: Tim (34) is married with two children and lives in Columbus, Ohio; Jackie (27) is a student at the Art Institute of Pittsburg and lives in Tampa; and Kyle (18) lives in Parkland, FL.  Steve loves to tour in his motor home.

Mr. Hickman succeeds Robert (Bobby) L. Sumner, who passed away this May. AP Gibbs said, “Bobby Sumner is impossible to replace and we miss him dearly. Steve will have very big shoes to fill. I am confident that Steve’s warm personality and banking expertise will serve our bank and our communities well. Steve is an outstanding banker with deep experience who demonstrates his commitment to assisting clients address today’s challenging economic environment. He is a welcome addition to the First National Bank family where we strive to be “your hometown bank.”

Steve Hickman responded, “I am excited to join First National Bank. The energy and professionalism of the team and the way their customers speak of them, shows how special a true community bank can be.”

Steve has served his present community well as a mentor in the Broward Alliance REACH (Minority Business) Program and the Broward County Schools Executive Partners Program.  He serves on the Board of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce, The Pompano Economic Group, the City of Pompano Beach Economic Development Council, and United Way of Broward County.

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