A. Bronson Thayer

Mr. Thayer has been the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of FBBI since its inception. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Bank. Mr. Thayer was Managing Director of the Investment Counsel Company from 1997 to 2001.  Prior to that, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of First Florida Banks, Inc.  He has also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lykes Bros. Inc. from 1974 to 1983 in Tampa and as Vice President of Dominick & Dominick, Inc. from 1969 to 1972 in New York.  Mr. Thayer is a graduate of Harvard College and received his MBA from New York University in 1967.  He currently serves as a director of Lykes Bros., Inc. and is a member of its Governance, Finance and Strategic Planning Committees.  Mr. Thayer has also served on the Boards of the Jacksonville Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, LTV Corp. and American Ship Building Company. From 1991 to 1992 he was chairman of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, served as President of the Harvard Alumni Association from 1985 to 1986 and was President of the Florida Bankers Association from 1989 to 1990.  He was also a director of Bok Tower Gardens and Foundation., Lake Wales Florida and currently serves as treasurer of WEDU- TV, Public Broadcasting on the West Coast of Florida.  Mr. Thayer has been a resident of Hillsborough County, Florida since 1972.