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Joseph C. Dorsey

Chief Executive Officer

Joe Dorsey has lived in the South Florida community since 1963. Mr. Dorsey began his banking career in the mailroom at the Bank of Hallandale and Trust Company in 1970. While working at the bank, he attended the University of Miami where he received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1974, majoring in finance. He advanced from the mailroom through every department in the bank, eventually promoted to Vice President and Branch Manager, until the bank was sold in 1985. Mr. Dorsey had a short tenure at AmeriFirst Federal Savings and Loan as a district manager, where he was responsible for three branches, new account development and commercial loan production.

Mr. Dorsey was asked to join Family Bank in 1986, where he was instrumental in the planning, organizing and chartering the de novo bank. After the bank commenced operations, he continued as a Branch Manager, human resources officer and eventually elevated to Area Vice President and Branch Administrator. After Family Bank was acquired by Republic Security Bank in 1997, he continued with the new organization as Broward County’s Regional Vice President, where his responsibilities included 26 retail banking centers, with more than 120 employees.

Following the acquisition of Republic Security Bank by another bank in 2001, Mr. Dorsey became one of the founding directors of Community Bank of Broward (CBB), where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. CBB had almost $500 million in assets, with eight branches and 83 employees, when it was purchased in January, 2015. After the bank was purchased, he was immediately hired by Calusa Bank, in Punta Gorda, Florida, as their Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, of the four-branch bank in Charlotte County. This bank was eventually sold and while his non-compete clause was running, he formed Dorsey Consulting, LLC.

Once his non-compete clause expired, he began the genesis of his third de novo bank, Coastal Community Bank, N.A., (CCB) along with previous co-workers and veteran bankers from other highly regarded community banks around the State. Mr. Dorsey was approved by the regulators to become the bank’s President and CEO. CCB received conditional approvals from both the OCC and FDIC and raised over $10 million in capital, before the global pandemic forced the group to withdraw their applications.
Mr. Dorsey lives in Boca Raton, Florida with his wife Karen, they have three grown children and four grandchildren. He is actively involved with many local civic and charitable organizations, as well as a board member of the Florida Bankers Association’s (FBA) Education Foundation and the FBA’s Bank PAC. Mr. Dorsey was named “Banker of the Year” in 2015, by the FBA. As a single and multi-engine rated pilot, he knows Florida from the ground up.

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David W. Anderson

General President

David W. Anderson will serve as President for the Bank. Mr. Anderson is a veteran of the banking industry, with 30 years of experience. He most recently served as President of FPB Financial Corporation, the holding company of Florida Parishes Bank, for which he also served as Vice Chairman of the Board. During his tenure at Florida Parishes Bank, he successfully led the institution to a significant capital position and growth through the establishment of two new branches in Mandeville and Metairie, Louisiana. Mr. Anderson has previously served as an organizer of a de novo bank, and led a $60 million capital raise. He is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Banking Executive Program, an Army veteran and a cancer survivor.

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Gregory M. St. Etienne

Chief Operations Officer

Gregory M. St. Etienne is accomplished in the areas of banking, finance, management and strategic analysis. While he has held executive positions in city government, wealth management and technology engineering firms, the bulk of Mr. St. Etienne’s career has been in the banking industry. From the Spring of 2005 to the Fall of 2006, he served as Vice-Chairman and CEO of First Independence Bank in Detroit, Michigan. He began his banking career at Liberty Bank and Trust Company in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1985, where he served most of his twenty-year stint as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous boards of nonprofit organizations in New Orleans.

Over the past 10 years, he has served as a financial consultant to small businesses, nonprofit organizations and community banks and, more recently, launched a new consulting firm – Innovative Strategic Partners – which includes partners possessing a full spectrum of financial and management expertise.

A lifelong resident of New Orleans, Mr. St. Etienne holds a B.B.A. degree in Accounting and an M.B.A. from Loyola University, New Orleans and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking of the South at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.

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Patrice Sullivan

Chief Compliance Officer

Patrice Sullivan joins us from the New Orleans Office of Inspector General, where she served as First Inspector General of Legal Affairs/General Counsel since April 2019, after a 32-year career as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Louisiana.

During her tenure at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Patrice was Deputy Criminal Chief and Criminal Chief in which she supervised white collar investigative and prosecution decisions of 40 Assistant United States Attorneys.  Prior to this responsibility, she was the Health Care Fraud Coordinator, proactively identifying and prosecuting health care fraud.

In addition, her focus was on financial institution recovery cases, including prosecutions of a bank and multi-state Savings & Loan fraud scheme.  Patrice served as the Financial Institutions Reform Recovery and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) Coordinator in which she investigated and prosecuted financial institution fraud, foreign money laundering, repatriation of fraudulent proceeds, multi-state recovery of fraudulently transferred assets, bank fraud through check kiting and falsified loan transactions by bank officers and borrowers.  She also investigated and convicted public officials of bankruptcy, loan and tax fraud.

Patrice is the recipient of several awards including the United States Attorney General’s Award for Fraud Prevention and the United States Department of Health and Human Resources, Inspector General’s Integrity and Cooperative Achievement Awards.  She is also credentialed as a Certified Inspector General by the Association of Inspector Generals.

Patrice graduated from the University of New Orleans and Loyola University School of Law.  Patrice and her husband Ray have two sons and live in New Orleans.

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Hamilton Blanton

Chief Lending Officer

Mr. Blanton will lead and direct the Bank’s overall loan portfolio, guiding the corporate policies and procedures regarding the lending activities of the bank ensuring the safe and secure growth of a diverse portfolio. Mr. Blanton brings over 15 years of commercial and investment banking experience, both locally and nationally.

Most recently, he served as the Market Executive for Capital One’s Southeast Commercial Banking Group, a division with a loan portfolio with over $2.2 billion in commitments and $1.1 billion in loan fundings. Additionally, his group deployed over $3.2 billion in capital to low income communities through a national New Markets Tax Credit origination effort he designed and executed for the bank.

In his 13 years at Capital One, Mr. Blanton served in various senior capacities including management, business development, underwriting and credit analysis. Mr. Blanton earned a Bachelor in Business Administration from Millsaps College and executive education at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business. Civically he serves as the Board Chairman for Cafe Reconcile and maintains a position on the Bayou District Foundation’s advisory board.

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Darren A. Diamond

Chief of Investor Relations

Darren Diamond has over 30 years of banking, corporate finance, and general management experience. Diamond began his career in strategic planning at Citicorp where he was responsible for modeling and evaluating the Bank’s worldwide operations prospectively over a five-year period. Later, in assignments at Citicorp and FleetBoston, Diamond worked in loan syndications and private placements, structured finance, and asset-based finance. Diamond also has considerable experience working with middle market companies, having founded or co-founded three financial advisory/general consulting firms which serve early-stage and emerging companies. Assignments for these companies have included, business/financial planning, operational analysis and design, and transaction execution for various types of financing and for joint ventures. Diamond holds a Master of Business Administration (Finance) from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from Yale University.

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Toni Hackett Antrum

Investor Relations

Toni Hackett Antrum is the Principal of The Hackett Group, LLC, a boutique pension and institutional investment consulting practice based in New Orleans and a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Toni has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the public fund investment industry. She provided consulting services to leading public retirement programs beginning in 1988 under the banner of Washington Hackett, Smith & Company (WHS) -- the first minority-owned pension consulting firm in the country. As co-founder of WHS, she provided strategic planning, investment manager searches, performance measurement, and specialized investment analysis and training to public pension funds across the country with assets totaling over $150 billion.

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Andrew Graham Nash, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Nash has over fifteen years of experience in accounting and auditing, serving for the past five years in Internal Audit for a community bank. In this position, he directed the institutions’ internal control function and served as a liaison with its Audit Committee and with external auditors. Mr. Nash holds as Master of Accounting from the University of New Orleans, a Master of Business Administration from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree, with a double major in Economics and History from Loyola University. Mr. Nash is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. 

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Barry J. Vose

Chief Human Resources & Learning Officer

Barry J. Vose is a Business Coach, Executive Trainer and Human Resources Consultant. His experience is building & growing companies and hiring & developing personnel. He has 15 years of successful experience within the Citigroup family building multiple new employee divisions after mergers and acquisitions and the past 15 years consulting and building companies and developing personnel within various small to midsize firms in Atlanta and New Orleans. His experience has been in a variety of industries including, Banking, Consulting, Entertainment, Financial Services, Fine Arts, Healthcare, Insurance, and Medical Devices and Supplies.

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Gary M. Bruzeau, Jr.

Director of Technology

Gary Bruzeau Jr will serve as the Director of Technology for ViZ Bank and Trust(proposed). Mr Bruzeau has 12 plus years experience in customer service and IT/Networking. Served in the Internet and Entertainment Field Services division at AT&T. Served as the Senior Project Manager for a start-up institution before joining the team at ViZ. Avid technology enthusiast, he is always up to date with the latest and greatest trends in Technology. Mr Bruzeau is serving as Vice-President of the Fairfield Plantation Homeowners Association of St Charles Parish.  Currently holds a Degree in Business Administration from Loyola University New Orleans. Studied CCNA and CCENT at his time with AT&T.

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Ileana Menendez

Specialty Market Advisor

Ileana joined Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Co. in 2017 and has over 25 years of experience in the development and administration of Trust and Institutional accounts, Taft-Hartley accounts and Private Banking. Ileana specializes in Taft-Hartley Clients with a focus on developing business in this sector as well as growth and retention of such.  She excels in establishing and maintaining strong client relationships with Trust clients as well as labor leaders both in Louisiana and the neighboring states.  As a result, she has grown a very solid and profitable clientele.

She received a B.B.A. Degree (Finance concentration) from Florida International University in Miami and holds a Series 7license.  In her past, Ileana served as Treasury and Sales Desk Manager for Banca Sella and Registered Investment Coordinator and Specialist for Schroder Trust Bank and American Express International in Miami.  In her most recent endeavor, she worked for FNBC where she developed her Taft-Hartley clients and helped grow the Institution’s client base.

Ileana moved to Houston last year to further develop her relationships with the labor unions.

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Gerry Dugal

Chief Risk Officer / Corporate Treasurer

Mr. Dugal will be responsible for identifying, analyzing and mitigating internal and external risks to the Bank’s capital and earnings, as well as for the Bank’s audit functions.

He is a seasoned banker with 30+ years of experience in Interest Rate Risk management, Funding & Liquidity Risk management and Investment Portfolio management.  He most recently served as Corporate Treasurer for Hancock Whitney Bank in which he effectively managed a balance sheet that grew from $4 billion in assets to $24 billion in assets.  During this time, he successfully guided the Bank through the great financial crisis and the acquisition of a larger financial institution during the crisis.

Mr. Dugal served as Vice-Chair of ALCO and Chair of its five sub-committees: Interest Rate Risk, Funding & Liquidity Risk, Investments, Loan Pricing and Deposit Pricing.  In addition, he was responsible for quarterly reporting to the Board of Directors, he was the internal contact with banking regulators including the FDIC, Federal Reserve, OFI and FHLB.  He was also the liaison to Enterprise Risk Management, Internal Audit, Internal Controls and SOX Compliance departments, as well as with the Bank’s external auditors.

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