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David M. Findlay

President and Chief Executive Officer
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David Findlay serves as President, Chief Executive Officer. He started his career in financial services in 1984 and joined Lake City Bank in 2000.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at DePauw University.

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Kevin L. Deardorff

Executive Vice President and Retail Banking Manager
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Kevin Deardorff serves as Executive Vice President, Retail Banking Manager. He started his career in financial services in 1981 and joined Lake City Bank in 1990.

He earned his associate’s degree from Purdue University and his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University. He also completed the Graduate School of Banking and Senior Management Course at the University of Wisconsin and the Kosciusko Leadership Academy.

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Michael E. Gavin

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
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Michael Gavin serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit Officer. He started his career in financial services in 1979 and joined Lake City Bank in 1992.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in finance at Indiana University.

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Lisa M. O'Neill

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
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Lisa O’Neill serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer. She started her career in financial services in 1989 and joined Lake City Bank in 2014.

She earned her bachelor’s degree cum laude at Amherst College and her master’s degree in accountancy at DePaul University. She became a Certified Public Accountant in 1991.

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Eric H. Ottinger

Executive Vice President and Commercial Banking Manager
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Eric Ottinger serves as Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager. He started his career in financial services in 1992 and joined Lake City Bank in 1999.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business/entrepreneurship at Ball State University and his master’s degree in business administration at Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne.

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Kristin L. Pruitt

Executive Vice President and General Counsel
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Kristin Pruitt serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel. She joined Lake City Bank in 2008.

She has a bachelor’s degree cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctor degree magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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Jill A. DeBatty

Senior Vice President and People Development Director
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Jill DeBatty serves as Senior Vice President, People Development Director. She started her career in financial services in 1977 and joined Lake City Bank in 1998.

She earned her certification from the American Institute of Banking as well as graduated from the Graduate School of Human Resource Management through the American Institute of Banking.

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Jonathan P. Steiner

Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisory Group Manager
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Jonathan Steiner serves as Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisory Group Manager. He started his career in financial services in 1985 and joined Lake City Bank in 2010.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration at Taylor University and his master’s degree in business administration at Western Michigan University.

Board of Directors

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Michael L. Kubacki

Chairman

Michael Kubacki serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank.

Kubacki served as the Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank from 1998 to 2014.

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M. Scott Welch

Lead Director

M. Scott Welch serves as the Lead Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee.

Welch is the Chief Executive Officer of Welch Packaging Group, Inc. He is also a trustee of DePauw University and a director of public company Patrick Industries.

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Blake W. Augsburger



Blake Augsburger serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Corporate Risk Committee and the Governance Committee.

Augsburger is Executive Vice President and serves as America’s County manager of Harman International Industries, Incorporated. He also serves as the President of the Harman Professional Division.

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Robert E. Bartels, Jr.



Robert Bartels, Jr., serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Audit Committee and the Governance Committee.

Bartels, Jr., is President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin’s Supermarkets, Inc.

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Daniel Fraley Evans, Jr.



Daniel Evans, Jr., serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee.

Evans, Jr., is the former Chief Executive Officer of Indiana University Health. He was also a partner at the law firm of Faegre Baker Daniels LLP.

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David M. Findlay



David Findlay serves as President, Chief Executive Officer of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank. He started his career in financial services in 1984 and joined Lake City Bank in 2000.

He earned his bachelor’s degree in history at DePauw University.

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Thomas Andrew Hiatt



Thomas Hiatt serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Corporate Risk Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee.

Hiatt is Managing Director and Founding Partner of Centerfield Capital Partners.

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Emily E. Pichon



Emily Pichon serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.

Pichon is the Chairman of ExTech Plastics, Inc., and an officer and director of the Olive B. Cole Foundation and the M E Raker Foundation.

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Steven D. Ross



Steven Ross serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Risk Committee.

Ross is the former President of both Heartland Coffee Company and Bertsch Services.

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Brian J. Smith



Brian Smith serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Risk Committee.

Smith is co-Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Financial Group, Inc.

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Bradley J. Toothaker



Bradley Toothaker serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Risk Committee.

Toothaker is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Bradley Company and Managing Partner of Great Lakes Capital.

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Ronald D. Truex



Ronald Truex serves as a Director of Lakeland Financial Corporation and Lake City Bank and is on the Audit Committee and the Corporate Risk Committee.

Truex is the President of Creighton Brothers, LLC.

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