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Rusty Branson


Rusty Branson hasserved as the President of the Bank since 2007. Mr. Branson has over 29 years of banking experience with 7 years spent as the City President for Compass Bank in Ocala. He was responsible for managing the operation of the Commercial Bank with oversight on retail operations. During Mr. Branson’s tenure the bank grew to over $134mm in assets with deposits of $30mm. He has been a resident of Ocala for over 29 years. Compass Bank is a $32 billion financial services company with approximately 400 offices throughout the southeastern and southwestern United States. Prior to Compass Bank Mr. Branson served as a commercial lender at AmSouth and Barnett Banks. Mr. Branson earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Finance from Florida State University and a Graduate Degree in Banking from the LSU Graduate School of Banking.  He received a Governor appointment to the College of Central Florida Board of Trustees in 2015.  Mr. Branson is very active in the community serving presently on the Central Florida College Foundation, Marion County Public School Foundation and Childhood Service Development and is an active member of First United Methodist Church.