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Richard Botthof

Member of LCOB Advisory Council

Mr. Botthof is the Vice Chairman and serves on the Naples Trust Company Board of Directors and its Strategic Planning Committee and manages client investment and trust relationships in the Naples division since its inception in 2009. He has an impressive 45-year career in the financial services industry, including his past position as the Regional President of First Union/Wachovia for Southwest Florida. Previously Mr. Botthof was an Organizer, Director, President and CEO of Commerce National Bank which was sold to First Union/Wachovia in 1987.

Mr. Botthof has had a continuing passion in promoting regional economic diversification, having co-founded The Regional Business Alliance of Southwest Florida and serving as its Executive Director from 2004 through 2008. He currently serves as director of the Economic Development Foundation and is a member of the Lutgert College of Business’s Advisory Council at Florida Gulf Coast University. Mr. Botthof has an extensive record of community involvement including past directorships in the Naples Philharmonic Center for Performing Arts, The Collier YMCA, Economic Development Council and The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Botthof attended the University of Florida and has completed numerous post graduate courses in Leadership, Banking, and Business. He was recently awarded Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award at the 2010 Excellence in Industry Awards.


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