Directors


Directors

Board of Directors

William G. Smith Jr.
William G. Smith Jr.
Chairman
William G. Smith Jr. Bill began his career at Capital City Bank in 1978. He worked in numerous capacities before being named president and chief executive officer of Capital City Bank Group, Inc., in January 1989. He was elected chairman in 2003. He also serves as the chairman of the Capital City Bank Board of Directors. Bill's alma mater is Florida State University where he remains actively involved as a member of the Florida State Athletic Board and The Florida State University Student Investment Fund, Inc. He was inducted to the FSU College of Business Hall of Fame in 2009. Bill serves on the Southern Company Board of Directors, a super-regional energy company based in Atlanta, Ga. and also serves on The Florida Council of 100.

J. Everitt Drew
J. Everitt Drew
Lead Director
J. Everitt Drew J. Everitt Drew joined Investors Realty working in the commercial division in 1978. During that time he earned the CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation. In 1984 he left Investors to form SouthGroup where he was later joined by his brother Mitchell. SouthGroup grew into one of the leading real estate brokerage, management, development and investment firms in the Capital Region. In 1999, SouthGroup Properties and SouthGroup Management were sold to Advantis, then a subsidiary of the publicly traded St. Joe Company.
In 2000 Everitt became the President of the St. Joe Land Company where his duties included the establishment of a division to oversee the sale and development of several thousand acres across northwest Florida and southwest Georgia. In 2006 he was named President of the Capital Region for The St. Joe Company, responsible for all St. Joe real estate products in seven Florida counties and all of Georgia. In early 2007 he left the St. Joe Company and joined his brother in the re-established SouthGroup where he serves as President of SouthGroup Equities, Inc. He also currently serves as a Director of Capital City Bank Group.
Through the years, Everitt has devoted extensive time to the community, serving on numerous boards and organizations including Goodwill Industries, Southern Scholarship Foundation, Holy Comforter Episcopal School and the FSU Real Estate Executive Advisory Board. He also served as chairman of the following organizations: Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Authority, Economic Development Council, Tallahassee Area Chamber of Commerce, Young Life Tallahassee and the Community Foundation of North Florida. He currently serves on the boards of Tallahassee Memorial Health Ventures Inc. and the FSU Real Estate Foundation.
Robert Antoine
Robert Antoine
Robert Antoine Robert is advisory partner in the Internal Audit practice for the Banking & Securities Industry group at Deloitte & Touche, LLC in Jacksonville, Fla., where he has served for 18 years. In addition to his time with Deloitte, Robert spent nearly two decades mending Internal Audit and accounting functions of banks along the East Coast and the Midwest. He has held financial management and internal audit roles at First Union Bank of Florida, MNC Financial of Baltimore in Maryland, Shawmut Corporation of Hartford in Connecticut, and Norwest Mortgage, which is now Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. Since joining Deloitte, Robert has helped re-engineer or transform several Internal Audit functions for Tyco, General Motors, American Express and BNP Paribas, among others, with an emphasis on setting the right tone at the top, strategic thinking and adequate career paths for staff.
Robert is a Certified Internal Auditor and a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and the District of Columbia. He earned his Accounting degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola and holds a Master of Business Administration from Western New England College in Springfield, Ma. He is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants, the Financial Executives Institute and the Institute of Internal Auditors.
Thomas A. Barron
Thomas A. Barron
Thomas A. Barron Tom joined Capital City in 1974 as a trainee. After joining the Bank, he earned an MBA from Florida State University. Prior to serving as president of Second National Bank and Industrial National Bank, he was a commercial loan officer. He was named president of Capital City Bank in 1995, the 100-year anniversary of the Bank's founding. Active in the community, Tom has served as chair of the Southeastern Community Blood Center, chair of the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce, chair of the United Way of the Big Bend and president of the Community Bankers of Florida.
Allan G. Bense
Allan G. Bense
Allan G. Bense Allan Bense is chairman, president and CEO of Bense Enterprises, Inc., a diversified holding company established in 1982 with interests in a wide range of industries including road construction, general contracting, mechanical contracting (plumbing and electrical), insurance, health care, golf courses, pavement working, farming and others.
Mr. Bense received his MBA from Florida State University in 1974. He served in the Florida House of Representatives from 1998 until 2006 and as Speaker of the House from 2004 until 2006. In addition to his service on the Capital City Bank Group Board, Mr. Bense is chairman of the board of Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, a position he has held since 1979. He is also immediate past chairman of the Florida State University Board of Trustees and the James Madison Institute, vice chairman of Enterprise Florida and a member of the Gulf Power Company Board. He is past chairman of the board of Florida Chamber of Commerce, Bay Economic Alliance and Florida Council on Military Base and Mission Support.
Frederick Carroll III
Frederick Carroll III
Frederick Carroll III Frederick Carroll, III, CPA is the Managing Partner of Carroll and Company, a Tallahassee-based CPA firm specializing in tax and audit. Mr. Carroll is a 1972 graduate of Furman University and received his Masters of Accounting from Florida State University in 1976. He currently serves on the board of the Florida State University Coastal and Marine Laboratory Board of Trustees. He has previously served as chairman of the following organizations: Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Southeastern Community Blood Center and Leon County Schools’ Foundation Board of Trustees.
Stanley W. Connally Jr.
Stanley W. Connally Jr.
Stanley W. Connally Jr. Stanley W. Connally Jr. (Stan) is chairman, president and CEO of Gulf Power Company, a subsidiary of Southern Company, which is one of the largest producers of electricity in the United States. He began his career with Southern Company in 1989 as a co-op student at Georgia Power’s Plant Yates, and held positions of increasing responsibility in customer operations, sales and marketing, and power generation at Georgia Power, Mississippi Power and Alabama Power before being named president of Gulf Power in 2012. Connally earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He completed the Goizueta Executive Education Program at Emory University in 2004 and the Southern Company Senior Leadership Development Program in 2009. In addition to his service on the Capital City Bank Group Board of Directors, Connally serves on the boards of the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Council of 100 and Enterprise Florida. He has also been appointed by Florida Governor Rick Scott to the Aerospace Alliance board, a four-state organization working to bring aviation-related jobs to the Gulf Coast and to Triumph Gulf Coast, Inc.
Cader B. Cox III
Cader B. Cox III
Cader B. Cox III Cader B. Cox, III has been a director since 1994. He is currently CEO of Riverview Plantation, Inc., a resort and agricultural company, headquartered in Camilla, Georgia.
Marshall M. Criser III
Marshall M. Criser III
Marshall M. Criser III Marshall M. Criser, III, currently serves as chancellor of the State University System of Florida. Criser is the former president of AT&T Florida, a post he held prior to his 2014 appointment as chancellor.
In addition to his post with the State University System of Florida, Criser serves on Florida's Higher Education Coordinating Council. He is a member of the board of Enterprise Florida as well as a current member and former chair of the Florida Council of 100. Criser is also the former chair and a current member of the Florida Chamber Board of Directors, as well as co-chair of the Past Chairs Counsel for the Florida Chamber. Criser previously served as vice chair of the University of Florida Board of Trustees, chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce and chair of Florida TaxWatch.
Criser holds a degree in business administration from the University of Florida and completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, The Business School for the World, in Fontainebleau, France.
William Eric Grant
William Eric Grant
William Eric Grant Eric Grant is president of Municipal Code Corporation (Municode), the nation’s largest provider of municipal solutions, serving over 4,100 clients in all 50 states. Grant joined the Municode team in 2007 and served as vice president of the Supplement Department until September of 2012. Under Grant’s skillful guidance as president, Municode has achieved increased levels of growth and successfully navigated several key acquisitions within Municode’s traditional line of business as well as into new verticals. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia, Grant attended the United States Naval Academy and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service while serving as a member of the United States Marine Corps. In addition to being stationed in Virginia, Kentucky, California and abroad, Grant and his unit, the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, were deployed during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2001. A devoted husband and father of four children, Grant also serves on the boards of the Community Foundation of North Florida and the United Way of the Big Bend.
Laura L. Johnson
Laura L. Johnson
Laura L. Johnson Laura Johnson is founding artist and CEO of Coton Colors, a leading lifestyle brand in the giftware and home décor industries headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla. A third generation Miamian, Johnson first came to Tallahassee to pursue a degree in studio art at the Florida State University. Upon completion of her degree, she relocated with her husband to Atlanta, Ga., where she began a career in graphic design, but returned to Tallahassee in 1986 with dreams of owning her own business. Channeling her desire to design and market her own products, Johnson began the Coton Colors brand by making hand-dyed and painted cotton children’s clothing for her three daughters. With Johnson’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit to fuel its growth, Coton Colors now offers a variety of product lines sold in more than 3,000 stores across the United States, as well as in the United Kingdom, Ireland and China.
John G. Sample, Jr.
John G. Sample, Jr.
John G. Sample, Jr. John G. Sample, Jr., is senior vice president and CFO of Atlantic American Corporation, Sample brings valuable expertise built over decades of service in the accounting industry. He was named “CFO of the Year” for mid-sized companies by the Atlanta Business Chronicle and, from 2004 through the present, has served as director of 1stFranklin Financial Corporation, a consumer finance organization operating in six states throughout the southeast out of Toccoa, Ga.
Prior to joining Atlantic American in July of 2002, Sample spent 24 years with Arthur Andersen, where he specialized in the insurance and financial services industries. He was audit partner in the Atlanta office from 1993 until 2002, prior to which he served four years as audit partner at the firm’s Bermuda office.
Sample is a graduate of Emory University, where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in accounting. He earned his Certified Public Accountant designation in 1980 and is currently licensed in the state of Georgia.
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