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Rusty Branson


Rusty Branson is the President of the Bank. Mr. Branson has over 22 years of banking experience all in Marion County. The last 7 years were spent as City President for Compass Bank in Ocala where he started a DeNovo Bank. Mr. Branson was responsible for managing the operation of the Commercial Bank with oversight on Retail Operations. During Mr. Branson´s tenure at Compass Bank the assets grew from zero to over $135 million with deposits to $30 million. The Bank was consistently ranked as one of the top three performing banks in Compass Bank´s nation wide footprint. Prior to Compass Bank Mr. Branson served as a commercial lender at AmSouth and Barnett Banks. He has been a resident of Ocala for over 22 years and is and has been very active in the community serving presently on the boards of Central Florida Community College Foundation, Childhood Service Development, Southeastern Youth Fair, Marion County Housing Finance Authority, Lay Leader for First United Methodist Church of Ocala and numerous other community activities.