LOUISVILLE, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Republic Bank & Trust Company (“Republic” or the “Bank”) is pleased to announce the promotion of Jim Kirkpatrick to Florida Market President.
Mr. Kirkpatrick joined Republic in 2017 as Senior Vice President/Market Manager – Tampa/Hillsborough. Jim brings 35 years of banking experience to his new leadership role of the Bank, whose corporate headquarters is based in Louisville, Kentucky. He started his career in banking in Pennsylvania and moved to the Tampa Bay market in 2012 to work for C1 Bank, later moving to the Florida Bank Group/Iberiabank before joining Republic.
“Republic is excited to have Jim as our Market President,” said Andy Powell, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer. “Jim has a wealth of knowledge and contacts that will serve us well as we work to expand both our business and physical presence in the greater Tampa market.”
David Feaster, the previous Florida Market President, will continue his involvement with the Bank as a newly elected member of Republic’s Board of Directors. In this capacity, David will bring his vast experience in banking and community development to help Republic achieve its long-term growth goals.
Headquartered in Louisville, with 45 banking centers across five states and $5.7 billion in assets, Republic is the largest, locally-owned community bank in Kentucky. Republic entered the Greater Tampa market in 2006 and has grown its Florida operations to $343 million in loans and over $386 million in deposits.
Republic Bancorp, Inc. (the “Company”) is the parent company of Republic Bank & Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank currently has 45 full-service banking centers and one loan production office throughout five states: 32 banking centers in 11 Kentucky communities - Covington, Crestview Hills, Elizabethtown, Florence, Frankfort, Georgetown, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Shelbyville, and Shepherdsville; three banking centers in southern Indiana – Floyds Knobs, Jeffersonville, and New Albany; seven banking centers in six Florida communities (Tampa MSA) – Largo, Port Richey, St. Petersburg, Seminole, Tampa, and Temple Terrace; two banking centers in Tennessee – Cool Springs (Franklin) and Green Hills (Nashville) and one loan production office in Brentwood (Nashville); and one banking center in Norwood (Cincinnati), Ohio. The Bank offers internet banking at www.republicbank.com. The Bank also offers separately branded, nation-wide digital banking at www.mymemorybank.com. The Company has $5.7 billion in assets and is headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. The Company’s Class A Common Stock is listed under the symbol “RBCAA” on the NASDAQ Global Select Market.