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Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Republic Bank has grown to become the largest locally-owned community bank in Kentucky. With 45 banking centers in Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, Tennessee and Ohio, and $5.1 billion in assets, Republic is dedicated to meeting the needs of consumers, small business owners and large corporations by offering a full range of competitive products and services while providing highly personalized service.

James E. Kirkpatrick, Florida Market President, Republic Bank

James E. Kirkpatrick, 57, is the Florida Market President of Republic Bank since August 2019. Prior to that position, Jim was the Market Manager for Hillsborough County at Republic Bank. A native of Philadelphia, Jim moved to the Tampa Bay area in 2012 following a 28-year banking career which included his most recent position of Chief Lending Officer at Roma Bank of Robbinsville, NJ. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Lending Officer at the former Leesport Bank (Vist Financial), Reading, PA from 1998 through 2007.

Jim was the member of numerous Boards and Non-Profit organizations in Philadelphia and has been active in Tampa Bay with volunteer work with the American Heart Association, Tampa Bay Watch, Toymakers, and as a finance committee member at St Mark The Evangelist Catholic Church. Jim is the past President of the Rotary Club of Tampa-Westshore and was the Rotarian of the year for 2019.


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