Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> September 25, 2001
Gary Tice – F.n.b. Corporation (fban)
GARY L. TICE has served as President and Chief Executive Officer
of F.N.B. Corporation since January 2001. Prior to that he served
as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Tice is a graduate
of Youngstown State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Industrial Management. He began his career with First National
Bank of Pennsylvania, where he worked closely with F.N.B.
Chairman Peter Mortensen and Vice Chairman Stephen J. Gurgovits.
In 1977, Mr. Tice relocated to Southwest Florida where he joined
the original Citizens National Bank of Naples as Accounting
Manager. After several promotions and a change in bank names, he
organized a new independent community bank in 1985 under the name
Citizens National Bank of Naples. In 1988, he established
Southwest Banks Inc. and opened First National Bank of Naples,
serving as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.
He then established an affiliate community bank, Cape Coral
National Bank in Cape Coral, Florida. Both banks eventually
merged into F.N.B. Corporation, and were consolidated under the
First National Bank of Florida charter. Mr. Tice has continued to
serve as the Chairman of First National Bank of Florida. Profile
TWST: Could we start out by your giving us a brief overview of F.N.B.
Mr. Tice: I'd be glad to. F.N.B. Corporation is a $4.1 billion