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Michael J. Coleman is the former chief executive officer of Cape Publications and president and publisher of FLORIDA TODAY and an executive with Gannett Company.
Mr. Coleman’s background spans decades across the newspaper industry, which began as a reporter in his hometown of Saratoga Springs, New York, and continued as he rose through the ranks to ultimately oversee a number of publications.
Mr. Coleman is involved in several professional industry organizations including the Newspaper Association of America and the American Society of Newspaper Editors, the Florida Press Association, and the World Association of News Publishers/IFRA. He serves as a leader in his community through his work on the Brevard County Civilian/Military Community Relations Council, the Brevard Cultural Alliance, the United Way of Brevard, and the Space Coast Economic Development Commission.
He lends his expertise across the business market with roles as director of Ron Jon Surf Shops, as a former director of DENTSPLY/SIRONA, a Pennsylvania-based international healthcare company, and a founding director and shareholder of the former Prime Bank.
Robert Goldstein is a Wall Street acclaimed financial services professional with established executive experience spanning 20 institutions in 11 states, and leadership roles including chief executive officer and chairman of the board. Most recently, he was a founding principal in CapGen Financial, a private investment fund that invested in community banks and financial service companies.
Mr. Goldstein maintains board of director roles for several investment organizations, is a member of the executive network of a family of funds in Chicago, and was named “Businessperson of the Year” after saving a Connecticut bank from failure. Additionally, he has served as a faculty member of the Southwestern Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University.
Tom Hermansen is a commercial real estate executive for several Florida-based hotel entities.
He acts as managing partner, overseeing partnerships with entities which currently own and operate six hotels. Mr. Hermansen maintains a role in commercial leasing of owned buildings as well as residential real estate development.
He is the current Vice Chair of the Brevard County Tourist Development Council. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy. Tom was also a founding director and board member of Prime Bank.
Dana Kilborne is President and Chief Executive Officer of Cypress Trust Company, Chief Executive Officer of Cypress Capital Group, and serves as a director of both companies.
Ms. Kilborne began her thirty-year career in South Florida. She has held executive positions in several financial institutions and Cypress Bank & Trust marks her second de novo bank as founding President and CEO.
Ms. Kilborne currently serves as a director of NCMIC Insurance Company, HealthFirst Inc., and Florida Institute of Technology. She is also former director of the Federal Reserve Bank Board of Atlanta-Jacksonville Branch. Ms. Kilborne has served on the board of directors of many community organizations including as past Chair, Space Coast Economic Development Commission and Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy; director of East Coast Zoological Society, Florida Bankers’ Association and the Florida School of Banking; and as past board member of West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority and Rosarian Academy.
John Marino, CPA is the Chief Financial Officer of Cypress Trust Company, and President and Chief Financial Officer of Cypress Capital Group. Mr. Marino also serves as a director of both companies.
Mr. Marino has been a certified public accountant (CPA) for more than thirty years and has been involved in all aspects of the operations of financial institutions including broker-dealers and trust companies. Mr. Marino has raised over $1 billion in private and public equity in his career and has held numerous executive positions at several financial institutions and real estate companies including 1st United Bancorp, Inc. and Ernst & Young.
Mr. Marino has served on a number of philanthropic boards including Chairman of Hospice of Palm Beach County and President of Lake Worth Christian School.
Cole Oliver is an equity partner in the law firm of Rossway Swan Tierney Barry Lacey & Oliver.
Mr. Oliver represents clients in Florida with a concentration on real estate land use matters, commercial transactions, and commercial litigation.
Prior to beginning in private practice, Mr. Oliver served as a federal law clerk to The Honorable John Antoon, II, United States District Court Middle District of Florida.
Mr. Oliver is an active member of the community, currently serving as the immediate past President of the Brevard Zoo, as a member of the Board of Directors for the Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, the Space Coast Economic Development Commission, and previously for the Brevard County Charter Review Commission.
James T. Swann is a noted philanthropist and vice chair for Eckerd Connects, a youth services organization dedicated to helping kids succeed.
His impact in the community can be felt throughout the numerous charitable organizations he supports through board leadership including past chair of The Florida Nature Conservancy, 1000 Friends of Florida, St. Johns River Water Management District, the Governor’s Commission on the Future of Florida’s Environment, and the Environmental Regulatory Commission.
Several of Mr. Swann’s philanthropic accomplishments in Brevard County, Florida, where he has been a resident for nearly 50 years, include helping to build the Brevard Zoo, supporting the United Way of Brevard, and the Cocoa Village Playhouse.
John Tranter is a banking and financial services industry executive and prior chair of the Florida Bankers Association.
Mr. Tranter has been a passionate advocate for the industry for more than 40 years and has held leadership roles at banks, industry associations, and with capital groups. His career in banking included the founding of Gulfstream Bank and JETStream Capital.
As chair of the Florida Bankers Association, Mr. Tranter served in a number of positions including on the Executive Committee, the board of directors, Government Relations Committee, chair-elect, and chair. Additionally, he served as board chair for the Independent Bankers Bank of Florida.
Dr. Wayne Wolfson is president of NCMIC Group, Inc. and National Chiropractic Mutual Holding Company.
Dr. Wolfson has served in various leadership positions including past chairman of the Florida Board of Chiropractic Medicine, director of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and past president of the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards.
He has served his community as past chairman of the Orlando Chamber of Commerce, as a founding board member and shareholder of the Florida Bank of Commerce, and as a Board of Trustee at Valencia Community College. He has practiced chiropractic in Central Florida since 1978.