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For immediate release: Dec. 19, 2013

Montoya Appointed and Tice Reappointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch Board of Directors

Rolando Montoya, provost of Miami Dade College, has been appointed and Gary L. Tice, chairman and chief executive officer of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast, has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch. Their terms begin Jan. 1, 2014, and run through Dec. 31, 2016.

Montoya has served in his current position since 2009. Before serving as provost, he served in various positions of increasing responsibility at Miami Dade College including: Wolfson campus president; dean for academic affairs, Kendall campus; chairperson of business, Kendall campus; and professor of accounting, finance, economics and statistics.

Montoya is a director of the Miami Downtown Development Authority and South Florida Center for Financial Training and a member of the New World School of the Arts Executive Board and the Disney College Program Advisory Board. He is a former member of the City of Miami/City of Miami Beach Baylink Advisory Committee.

Montoya earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the Technological Institute of Monterrey, Mexico, a licentiate degree in business from the University of Costa Rica, a master's in finance and a doctorate in higher education administration from Florida International University. He earned Miami Dade College's Presidential Merit Award in 2007.

Tice has served as chairman, chief executive officer and director of First National Bank of the Gulf Coast since October 2009. Previously, he served as chairman and chief executive officer of First National Bankshares of Florida Inc., president and chief executive officer of F.N.B. Corporation and chairman and chief executive officer of First National Bank of Naples.

Tice is a director of the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Florida Bankers Association Government Relations Committee. He is a past director of the American Bankers Association (ABA), past member of the ABA Community Bankers Council and past director of the Florida Bankers Association (FBA). He has also served as a member of the Financial Services Roundtable and the FBA's BancServ.

Tice received his bachelor's degree from Youngstown State University and is a graduate of the Leadership Collier Program. He was a finalist in 2003 for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Florida Award. He was also recognized by the Collier County Junior Achievement Business Leadership Hall of Fame as a "Champion of Free Enterprise" in 1998.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch directors provide economic information from their industries and the branch territory to the district bank's president and head office directors, who use the information in formulating monetary policy and making discount rate recommendations. Montoya was appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Miami Branch by the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. Tice was reappointed by the Atlanta Fed's board of directors. The Board of Governors appoints three Miami Branch directors, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.

 

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